Parasite Prevention

Our pets are at an increased risk of exposure to many types of internal and external parasites, some of which can be transmitted to humans.  Fortunately, there are several safe, effective products available to veterinarians that can both treat and prevent the incidence of these parasites.  At Shawme Animal Hospital, our staff can personalize a parasite prevention program for your pet based on their lifestyle and exposure level.   Please read below for more information on our commonly recommended products. 

Canine Parasite Control

NexGard - A chewable tablet which is given monthly as a meaty treat to kill fleas and ticks.  Nexgard was the first oral flea/tick preventative and has revolutionized flea & tick control for our dogs.  It has been on the market since 2013 and provides an excellent alternative for those dogs and owners who would rather not use the topical products.

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Advantix II - Applied monthly, Advantix II is the best topical product available for the treatment and prevention of fleas and ticks.

Seresto - A new generation flea & tick collar which provides 8-month protection.

Heartgard Plus - The original Heartworm preventative for dogs, Heartguard plus still remains the best option for monthly prevention of heartworm & intestinal parasites as it is a meaty treat that almost all dogs enjoy as a treat.

TriHeart Plus- We also carry Triheart, a generic heartworm medication which is a flavored tablet and  treats heartworm as well as some common intestinal parasites including roundworm, hookworm. 

Feline Parasite Control

Advantage Multi - Applied monthly, Advantage Multi is a topical flea product which works well to kill active fleas and prevent flea infestations.  The product also prevents intestinal parasites and heartworm.

Comfortis - An oral treatment for fleas, Comfortis is the fastest, most effective flea killing product available.  Comfortis starts treating fleas within minutes and is best for heavy infestations.  It continues working for 30 days and should be given monthly to prevent re-infestations.

Seresto - A new generation flea & tick collar which provides 8-month protection.

All flea products should be used for at least 4 months to combat an active infestation and prevent re-infestations as fleas can lay about 20-50 eggs per day and these eggs will continue to hatch for up to 4 months. 

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