Our Services: Heartworm Testing & Prevention and Flea Prevention
|HEARTWORM TESTING AND PREVENTION & FLEA PREVENTION
Heartworm disease can be fatal, but it is very preventable. A monthly regimen of heartworm preventative is all it takes to keep your pet free of this deadly disease. Heartworm is carried by mosquitoes, so all dogs are susceptible, even those that live primarily indoors. It is much less costly all the way around to prevent rather than treat this disease.
Start blood testing late February/first of March. Start heartworm preventative April 1st.
Any dog over six months of age should be tested. Any dog less than six months of age can be started on heartworm preventative without testing.
There are two accepted protocols for heartworm prevention. The recommended protocol is 9-12 months of heartworm preventative with an annual test. The second option (at owner’s request or Doctors’ discretion) is all year heartworm preventative with bi-annual heartworm test.
There are numerous types of heartworm preventative available. We carry:
|Heartgard Chewables and Tablets (Prevents heartworm disease. Also treats and controls roundworm and hookworm infections in dogs)|
|Sentinel Tablets (Prevents heartworm disease. Also controls flea egg populations and adult hookworms, and removes and controls adult roundworm and whipworm infections in dogs and puppies. Give with food)|
|Interceptor Tablets (Prevents heartworm disease. Also controls adult hookworms, and removes and controls adult roundworm and whipworm infections in dogs and puppies)|
|Revolution Topical (Prevents heartworm disease in dogs and cats. Also kills adult fleas and prevents flea eggs from hatching in dogs and cats. Also used in the treatment and control of ear mites in dogs and cats. Also used in the treatment and control of sarcoptic mange in dogs, and treatment and control of roundworm and intestinal hookworm infestations in cats. Also used for the control of tick infestations in dogs)|
Cats are also susceptible to heartworm disease. At this time, there is no recommended annual blood test; however, preventative is available. Please speak to your health care professional to determine whether heartworm preventative for your cat is right for you.
|Your flea, tick and mosquito prevention can include:|
|Advantage Topical (Monthly topical treatment for adult fleas. Kills 98%-100% of fleas within 12 hours. Kills fleas before they lay eggs. Waterproof)|
|Frontline Plus Topical (Monthly topical treatment for ticks. Use every 2-3 months for fleas. Kills adult fleas, flea eggs and flea larvae. Kills all stages of deer ticks, brown dog ticks, American dog ticks and lone star ticks. Waterproof)|
|Program Tablets (Monthly oral treatment for fleas. Prevents and controls flea egg populations in dogs. Give with food)|
|Advantix Topical (Monthly topical treatment. Used in the prevention and treatment of ticks, fleas and mosquitoes. Repels and kills ticks. Kills 98%-100% of fleas on dogs within 12 hours. Kills fleas before they lay eggs. Repels and kills mosquitoes. Waterproof) DO NOT USE ON CATS!!!|
|Sentinel Tablets (Prevents heartworm disease. Also controls flea populations and adult hookworms, and removes and controls adult roundworm and whipworm infections in dogs and puppies. Give with food)|
|Revolution Topical (See Above)|
|Capstar (Oral flea treatment for adult fleas. Use in conjunction with any of the above topical flea treatments)|