Becker Animal Hospital | Heartworm Prevention
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Heartworm Prevention

Heartworm Prevention Year Round

Heartgard is a chewable biscuit that is given once a month and is well tolerated in dogs and cats. This preventative also eliminates the intestinal parasites hook and roundworms and was one of the first monthly preventative medicines on the market. It is recommended that this medication not be used in any type of Collie or Sheltie dog.

IverHeart is a flavored tablet that has the same heartworm and intestinal worm medication as Heartgard and is our most economical 6 month product and it is well tolerated in dogs and cats and it protects against heartworms as well as eliminating intestinal worms.

ProHeart is a 6 month injection for heartworm control and has been proven to be safe and very effective for heartworm prevention. One injection will provide 6 months of heartworm prevention and the shot is given twice a year.

Trifexis is a once-a-month heartworm and flea pill given orally. It kills heartworms and fleas and is considered the best flea control product available. It is quickly becoming the leading marketing product for heartworm and flea control. Comfortis is the flea-only pill given once monthly and Trifexis has added to it the heartworm prevention. We highly recommend this product as it has proven to be very safe and effective.

Sentinel is a heartworm preventative that has the same medication as Interceptor, but also the added benefit of a flea egg sterilizer. This medication will prevent flea eggs from hatching; it does not kill adult fleas. This product works well when all dogs are treated with Sentinal and they area kept in their own environment. Since the flea eggs will not hatch the flea population is kept to a minimum.

Advantage Multi is a topical multipurpose heartworm and flea preventative and is very similar to Revolution. It can be used on dogs and cats and is applied once a month between the shoulder blades.

Revolution is a topical multipurpose preventative that can be used on dogs and cats. It is very safe and popular among cat owners as it provides coverage for heartworms, ear mites, fleas, some ticks and sarcoptic mange. The benefits for dogs are similar, and this medication will remain effective even after a bath or swimming and is also safe for use in pregnant or nursing females. This is one of our most popular products.