Veazie Veterinary Clinic
1522 State Street, Veazie, ME
(207) 941-8840

Parasite Control Recommendations

Veazie Veterinary Clinic’s Parasite Control

Recommendations for Dogs and Cats

Heartworm:

Heartworms are transmitted by a mosquito and grow into a foot-long worm in the heart.

Prevention: We recommend a tablet for dogs and a topical liquid for cats both administered once a month year-round.


Intestinal Parasites/Worms:

Worms live in your pet’s intestines and lay eggs that pass in their feces. These eggs are contagious to other pets AND in some cases humans.

Treatment: We recommend using a monthly pill in dogs and topical liquid in cats to remove intestinal parasites year-round.


Fleas:

Fleas live in our homes and are commonly passed between pets where ever they are together.

Prevention: We recommend a monthly non-chemical flea growth inhibitor to prevent fleas.

Treatment: We recommend an oral tablet once every four months to kill fleas in dogs. For cats there is the choice between a monthly topical liquid or a twice a year injection.


Ticks:

Ticks climb onto your pet as they pass through tall grass, attach and may begin transmitting disease in 12 hours. Ticks can transmit Lyme, Erhlichia and Anaplasmosis, Babesia and Powassan virus.

Prevention: We recommend vaccinating, using a pill, topical liquid or collar in at risk pets.


 

Used in cats?
Heartworm
Roundworm
Hookworm
Whipworm
Tapeworm
Fleas
Ticks
Sentinel Spectrum

no

X

X

X

X

X

X

O

Revolution

yes

X

X

O

O

O

X

X

Effitix or
Effitix Plus

no

O

O

O

O

O

X

X

Simparica

no

O

O

O

O

O

X

X

Scalibor Collar

no

O

O

O

O

O

X

X

Program Injection

yes

O

O

O

O

O

X

O