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Parasite Prevention Options at TPH

Posted 08.26.15 by Emily Lindsey

The doctors and staff at The Pet Hospitals are always encouraging heart worm, flea, and tick prevention for all pets. However, it is hard to know the differences between all of the prevention options without further explanation.

Hopefully this will answer some questions and help you make an informed decision for your pet!

Heartworm, Flea, and Tick Prevention Options:

Medication

Protect Against Fleas?

Protect Against Ticks?

Prevent Heartworms?

Given How Often?

Minimum Age

Advantage Multi (Topical)

X

X

1x/month

7 wks

Trifexis (Pill)

X

X

1x/month

8 wks

Proheart (Injection)

X

2x/year

6 months

Tick Collar

X

4x/year

3 months

Bravecto (Pill)

X

X

4x/year

6 months

Parastar (Topical)

X

X

1x/month

8 weeks

As always, if you have any further questions, we are always here to help!

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