Expanding Flea Prevention Choices for Dogs

Expanding Flea Prevention Choices for Dogs

Dog Scratching FleaThe flea prevention options available today are more plentiful than ever before. It seems like every time you blink there is a new option on the market, each more impressive than the last.

At Schertz Animal Hospital, we take flea prevention very seriously. Fleas carry disease, cause serious skin problems, and can create an infestation in any pet owner’s home very quickly. In fact, one female flea can lay up to 3,000 eggs before she dies. Fleas are one area in which an ounce of prevention equals a pound of cure.

But what is the best flea prevention option for your dog? Schertz Animal Hospital offers two great options to our pet owners…

Trifexis for Flea Prevention

Trifexis is the only oral flea preventative on the market to combine flea prevention with heartworm, roundworm, hookworm, and whipworm prevention.

Trifexis is:

  • A safe and efficient monthly parasite prevention for dogs over eight weeks of age and five pounds
  • A smart choice for families with small children who are worried about flea exposure
  • An easy to administer flavored tablet
  • An effective way of killing parasites quickly
  • Bravecto for Flea Prevention

    We are excited to be carrying a newer flea prevention option called Bravecto. Bravecto is the first chewable product on the market to be able to offer flea and tick protection for dogs for 12 weeks.

    Bravecto is:

  • Safe for any dogs over 6 months of age
  • Safe for pregnant or nursing dogs
  • Very palatable chew
  • A great way to decrease the opportunities to miss your pet’s flea prevention dose
  • An effective and quick way to kill fleas and ticks (including the black legged tick, American dog tick, and brown dog tick)
  • Bravecto can also kill the Lonestar tick for up to 8 weeks. You can even sign up for convenient e-mail reminders in order to help you remember your pet’s next dose.

    If you are not using Trifexis as your flea prevention, don’t forget that your pet also needs to be protected against heartworms. This serious disease is transmitted by mosquitoes, which we have no shortage of here in Texas.

    Administering a monthly heartworm preventative can be difficult for some owners to remember. We are now able to offer dog owners the option of ProHeart6, an injectable heartworm prevention that lasts for 6 months.

    ProHeart6 is a safe way to prevent heartworm and hookworm infestations in dogs and makes it difficult to forget and let your pet go unprotected. Coupled with an external parasite prevention like Bravecto, it is unstoppable.

    Parasite prevention for your pet is so important. It can be difficult to know what is the best option for your pet, but we are always happy to help you make the best decision for your individual situation. Don’t forget to ask about ongoing promotions as well, as many times there are coupons or rebates available on parasite prevention products.


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