Preventatives- Available in Clinic

Flea and Tick Preventatives

Nexgard (oral) Dogs only

Nexgard's active ingredient is afoxolaner which is used to treat and prevent the infestation of fleas and ticks.

Nexgard is a beef flavored chewable that is given once a month to prevent and treat fleas and ticks.

It is suggested to use a minimum of three consecutive months of preventative to kill a lifecycle of fleas when and infestation is current.

Capstar (oral) Dogs and Cats

Capstar's active ingredient is nitenpyram which is used for the treatment but NOT prevention of fleas in dogs and cats. Capstar does NOT treat or prevent ticks. 

Capstar is to be given when an animal has an ongoing infestation of fleas, active on the animal's body.

Capstar works immediately to kill live fleas, however it is only effective for 24 hours. This means the animal must be started on a long term preventative to keep fleas from coming back.

Capstar is a non-flavored tablet that can be given to kill fleas for a 24 hour period. 

Capstar is not recommended for long term use.

Flea Facts

For information and facts regarding the treatment and prevention of fleas click the flea fact button below.

Heartworm Preventatives

Interceptor Plus (oral) Dogs only

Interceptor Plus is a combination of two active ingredients, milbemycin oxime and praziquantel; which together combat heartworm and intestinal parasite infection. Interceptor is a chicken flavored tablet that is given once a month to prevent heartworms and intestinal parasites.

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Combo Preventatives

Trifexis (oral) Dogs only

Trifexis is a combination of two active ingredients, spinosad and milbemycin oxime, which together combat heartworm, flea, and intestinal parasite infection. 

Trifexis is a beef flavored tablet that is given once a month to prevent heartworms, fleas, and intestinal parasites.

Trifexis is not recommended for use in Collie breeds, or dogs with a history of seizure activity.

Advantage Multi (topical) Dogs and Cats

Advantage Multi is a combination of two active ingredients, moxidecin and imidacloprid, which together combat heartworm, flea, and intestinal parasite infection. 

Advantage Multi is a topical product that is applied once a month to prevent heartworms, fleas, and intestinal parasites.

Additional preventatives options are available through our online pharmacy located here.

For a comparrison chart of available products click here.