The idea of your pet being infested with parasites is a disturbing thought, but it’s also a medical issue that can have serious consequences if not properly dealt with or prevented. Parasites pose a variety of health issues for our pets, who can be very susceptible to certain parasites depending on age, region, and other factors.
At Cypress Creek Animal Hospital, we emphasize the importance of preventing parasites. Through preventative measures, you can successfully protect your pet. But pets that are not protected often develop parasites, leading to serious problems for them and their owners.
The cost of prevention is minimal compared to the cost of treatment, which can be expensive and stressful on your pet. Parasites like heartworm can even be fatal, so preventing parasites is of the utmost importance.
Flea, Tick, Heartworm, Intestinal Parasite, & Ear Mite Control
Information on : Proheart 6
|Frontline Tritak (Liquid Applicator)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||30 days|
|Trifexis-DOGS ONLY (Flavored Pill Form)||Yes||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||No||30 days|
|Revolution (Liquid Applicator)||Yes||Yes||No||Yes||Yes||Cats Only||Cats Only||No||Yes||30 days|
|Proheart Inj. (given at our office)||No||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||No||No||No||6 mos|
|Comfortis Pill Form)||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||No||30 days|
|Nexgard (Chewable)||Yes||No||No||Yes||No||No||No||No||No||30 days|
Frontline Tritak is great for outdoor pets, especially those that live on large acreage.
Trifexis is the newest product for flea and heartworm prevention, given in pill form once monthly, and no waiting period between bathing or getting wet is necessary.
Revolution is good for outdoor pets, Earmite control is a bonus. Revolution treats fleas, ticks, & heartworms, but does not control intestinal worms in dogs (other forms of heartworm preventatives do).
Heartgard is the best tasting Heartworm prevention, however it does not control whipworms. (Good in combination with Frontline Plus).
Comfortis is a great product for flea control, given in a pill form once monthly. Waiting period between bathing or getting wet is not necessary.
Capstar is an oral treatment that starts killing fleas in 30 minutes, but only lasts 24 hrs. in cats & 36 hrs in dogs. It is used to rid of severe flea infestations while waiting for other long-term products to take effect.
Nexgard is an oral treatment consisting of a flavored chewable tablet given once monthly. Waiting period between bathing or getting wet is not necessary.
Bravecto is an oral treatment consisting of a flavored chewable tablet given once every 12 weeks. Waiting period between bathing or getting wet is not necessary.
Need help choosing the right product? Give us a call at 512-847-5514.