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Heartworm and/or Flea Prevention

Heartgard: Available for dogs and cats in chewable form.  It is effective treatment against heartworms, roundworms, hookworms and is given orally once monthly.

Sentinel: This is a heartworm preventative and flea control pill that is given to dogs.  Sentinel  will not kill live fleas on your pet but is an effective flea control because it renders the flea’s eggs sterile if the flea bites your dog.  This will also help in preventing an environmental infestation. It comes as a flavored tab given orally once monthly with food.

Revolution: Available for dogs and cats to prevent heartworm disease.  This product prevents and controls flea infestations and ear mites. In both species this product is effective against the American Dog Tick. Revolution should be applied topically once monthly.

Advantage: A topical flea control that is applied between the shoulder blades every 30 days.  It is available for cats and dogs and may be used on kittens as young as 8 weeks of age and puppies at 7 weeks.  Fleas on your pet should die within 6 hours of the Advantage application.

Frontline: A topical flea control that is also applied between the shoulder blades every 30 days.  It is available for cats and dogs and may be used on kittens as young as 8 weeks of age and puppies at 10 weeks.  Fleas on your pet should die within 48 hours of the Frontline application.

This information covers the most popular heartworm and flea control products that we sell at our hospital.  It is not a complete list of all the products available on the market today.

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