Flea and Tick Preventatives
External parasites such as fleas and ticks are another headache for our pet residents of north Texas. Not only are fleas and ticks an annoyance they also have the possibility to cause disease.
Fleas can cause flea allergic dermatitis (severe allergy issue), hair loss, itchiness, irritation and are potential vectors for tapeworms.
Ticks can also carry and spread diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Ehrlichia which are dangerous diseases.
Nexgard is an exciting new oral monthly medication that kills both fleas and ticks. It is manufactured by the same company that makes Heartgard Plus and most dogs will take it like a treat.
Applied monthly as a topical, frontline tritak kills ticks and fleas (both adult and larval stages) fast. Frontline can also be used at the same time as Heartgard or Sentinel for a monthly dose of heartworm, intestinal parasites, flea and tick preventative.
Revolution is another topical product applied between the shoulder blades that prevents heartworms and kills both fleas and ticks. The benefit of Revolution is the combined heartworm with flea and tick preventative in a single monthly dose.
Sentinel is a heartworm preventative with the added benefit of sterilizing any fleas that may come into contact with your pet preventing adult fleas from laying eggs. It is not an appropriate treatment for animals that have a current flea infestation.
Flea and Tick prevention is important for overall quality of life of our pets in the Dallas area, call or swing by to see which preventative works best for you and your pet's needs.