Anti Parasitic Medications and Treatment
Flea & Tick
Bravecto for dogs and cats over 6 months old available through Veterinarians
Veterinarians nationwide are making a difference in cat and dog owners’ lives with flea and tick control through Bravecto (fluralaner). Bravecto is the only product that offers long-term flea and tick control through a single chew or topical dose. Starts killing fleas and ticks within hours and lasts for 12 weeks
Heart Worm Prevention
ProHeart 12 Is the Only Vet-Administered Injection to Prevent Heartworm Disease in Dogs for ONE Full Year
EFFICACIOUS FOR ONE FULL YEAR
In 3 well-controlled studies, ProHeart 12 showed 100% efficacy against Dirofilaria immitis.
COMPLIANCE FOR ONE FULL YEAR
One ProHeart 12 injection puts compliance in your control.
PEACE OF MIND FOR ONE FULL YEAR
With no monthly doses for dog owners to remember, there are no gaps in protection.
Heartworm infection can cause significant and permanent damage to the dog's invaded organs, even after the worms have been eradicated. In addition to multiple injections of arsenic-based melarsomine dihydrochloride near the spine, hospitalization may be required. Prevention is cheaper than treatment. For the dog, treating heartworm disease is an unpleasant experience for the pet owner and veterinarian.
De Worm Treatment
A dog may be infected by a number of different intestinal parasites, including hookworms, ringworms, roundworms, tapeworms, whipworms, coccidia, giardia, and spirochetes.
Hookworms live inside the dog's digestive system. They are acquired either by ingesting a hookworm egg, by nursing a puppy, or by having the hookworm burrow into the skin. A hookworm attaches to the intestinal wall and feasts on the dog's blood, resulting in symptoms including diarrhea, anemia, weight loss, and failure to gain weight. A vet can detect hookworms and cure them by treating the dog's stool.
Roundworms are common parasites in dogs. Because roundworms absorb nutrients from a dog's diet, a dog's health is diminished. Because roundworms are acquired by consuming the eggs in stool, by being pregnant, or by ingesting their mother's milk, fewer nutrients are available. Vomiting, lethargy, weight loss, diarrhea, pot belly, and malnutrition are symptoms. Deworming drugs are used to treat roundworms.
Tapeworms are uncommon parasites residing in the intestines that, fortunately, cause little harm. They're typically transmitted by ingesting fleas, but some species are transmitted by eating raw meat. A worm segment (which looks like a grain of rice) may be seen in the feces. A tapeworm infestation is usually treated using oral medications or injections. It's critical to keep your dog free of fleas to prevent tapeworms.
Whipworms are challenging to spot in a stool sample, as they live in the large intestine. Mucous-covered stool is usually a sign. Symptoms of more serious cases include weight loss, diarrhea, and anemia. The usual deworming medication is usually not effective, so a different type is usually used.
Coccidia, giardia, and spirochetes are non-worm parasites that reside in a dog's lower intestine. They may infect a dog before they show any symptoms or signs. You may not know your dog has one of these parasites until they become stressed or have some other immunity-compromising factor.