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Cat and Dog Parasite Medication Mystery Solved!

posted by Dr. Deb on April 13th, 2014 in Cats, Dogs

Sentinel   heartgard   AdvantixII   Seresto collar

With all the parasite preventives available both over the counter and through your veterinarian, it’s nearly impossible to pick the right one!  Here is a chart of tthe most common parasite preventives that are sold through veterinarians.  They have the best research behind them and the best customer service if your pet has a reaction!  (Some are available over the counter, too, but your vet probably offers a waaay better $deal through their own office!)

First, Decide what parasites you want to protect against.  For our desert pets, we recommend Heartworm protection for every dog (it’s not common, but it’s here and it’s a devastating disease that is expensive and dangerous to treat– just avoid it!).  If your pet frequents public dog parks or other group dog environments, protect against the intestinal parasites: RW, HKW.  If your pet hunts mammals in the desert or has fleas, pick a TW and FLEA preventive.  If you have seen fleas or ticks, pick a preventive for those.  If you have mosquitoes around your house, travel to places where there are mosquitoes, protecting your pet against these annoying pests also provides one more layer of protection against heartworm disease!

Then, pick your preferred method of administration, if there are choices!

Request the medication from your veterinarian!

HW = HeartWorm, RW= RoundWorm, HKW= HookWorm, TW= TapeWorm, FLEA, TICK, EAR M= Ear Mites, MOSQ= Mosquitoes

 

 

HW

RW

HKW

WW

TW

FLEA

TICK

EAR M

MOSQ

Sentinel Spectrum

Soft Chews

     

Sentinel

Chew Tabs

 

     

Heartgard Plus

Chewable

           

Revolution

Spot On

Vectra 3D for Dogs

Spot On

K9 Advantix II

Spot On

Frontline Plus

Spot On

Seresto

8 mo collar

Comfortis

Chew Tab

Cheristin for Cats

Spot On

Capstar

Immediate Kill Pill

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