Heartworm & Flea/Tick Prevention

Internal Parasite Prevention at Sweetgrass Animal Hospital

Spread by mosquitoes, heartworm disease is a serious threat to the well-being of your pet. Fortunately, protective medications exist to prevent heartworm disease and to help keep your companion healthy and happy. Dr. Askins recommends administering preventive medication once-a-month, all-year long.

Like most pet owners, you probably enjoy spending quality time outdoors with your furry friend. While doing so may be fun, you may be exposing your pet to pesky parasites like flea, ticks, mosquitoes, internal parasites and more that can spread disease and threaten the health of your pet and your family. Luckily, their are many types of prevention for both dogs and cats.

We carry the following products at Sweetgrass Animal Hospital:

  • Heartgard: Monthly flavored chewable tablet for dogs. Protection against heartworms, controls roundworms and hookworms.
  • Nexgard: Monthly chewable tablet that kills adult fleas and ticks. It also prevents flea and tick infestations along with American dog tick infestations. Used for dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age and older weighing over 4 pounds.
  • Revolution Plus: Monthly topical medication for cats only. Protection from heartworms, fleas, ticks, internal parasites and ear mites.
  • Proheart 6 or 12: It is a 6 month or 12 month injection that protects your dog against heartworms.
  • Capstar: An over the counter flea medication for dogs and cats, that works for 24 hours within 30 minutes of administration. It is recommended if you have a major flea issue.
  • Simparicia Trio: A monthly tablet that prevents heartworms, ticks, fleas and internal parasites within hours of administration.

At Sweetgrass Animal Hospital, we believe in using products that provide the most complete protection. We carry the most up to date products due to the parasite sensitivities that evolve over time. Always speak with your veterinarian to learn more about all the different preventative products available. We also have an online pharmacy that will ship prevention to your house for free! When you purchase your products through our office or our online pharmacy, you are purchasing a product with 100% guarantee.

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