Preventative Care

In an effort to make sure that everyone who stays with us is happy and healthy, we require that everyone be fully vaccinated (Distemper, Parvo, Leptospirosis, Rabies & Bordetella) and take monthly heartworm, flea, tick and intestinal parasite protection.  

Below is a guide to help you select and understand all the different types of prevention that are available to you.  Some of the you need a prescription and some you can get over the counter.  This list is a comprehensive guide to active ingredients and coverages offered from each type of medication for monthly heartworm, flea, tick and intestinal parasite protection.  

Please note that there is not one pill or topical that provides your dog with all the coverage they need, you will need to select two forms of monthly preventative to ensure you have full coverage.

Heartworm, Flea, Tick and Intestinal Parasites:

  • ProHeart:

    • 6 month shot coverage for heartworm, only covers immediate intestinal parasites, not monthly deworming coverage.  No coverage for fleas or ticks. (Active ingredient: Moxidectin)

  • Revolution:

    • Monthly topical coverage for fleas, ticks and heartworm, no coverage for intestinal parasites. (Active ingredient: Selamectin)

  • Tri-Heart Plus:

    • Monthly ingestible coverage for heartworm and intestinal parasites (roundworm & hookworm), no coverage for flea or tick. (Active ingredient: Ivermectin/Pyrantel)

  • Iverhart Plus:

    • Monthly ingestible coverage for heartworm and intestinal parasites (roundworm & hookworm), no coverage for flea or tick. (Active ingredient: Ivermectin/Pyrantel)

  • Iverhart Max:

    • Monthly ingestible coverage for heartworm and intestinal parasites (roundworm, hookworm & tapeworm), no coverage for flea or tick. (Active ingredient: Ivermectin/Pyrantel/Praziquantel)

  • Interceptor:

    • Monthly ingestible coverage for heartworm and intestinal parasites (roundworm, hookworm & whipworms), no coverage for flea or tick. (Active ingredient: Milbemycin Oxime)

  • Interceptor Plus:

    • Monthly ingestible coverage for heartworm and intestinal parasites (roundworm, hookworm, tapeworm & whipworm), no coverage for flea or tick. (Active ingredient: Milbemycin Oxime/Praziquantel)

  • HeartGuard Plus:

    • Monthly ingestible coverage for heartworm and intestinal parasites (roundworm & hookworm), no coverage for flea or tick. (Active ingredient: Ivermectin/Pyrantel)

  • Advantage Multi: Monthly topical coverage for heartworm, fleas, sarcoptic mange, intestinal parasites (roundworms, hookworms & whipworms), no coverage for ticks. (Active Ingredient: Imidacloprid/Moxidectin)

  • Trifexis:

    • Monthly ingestible coverage for heartworm, fleas and intestinal parasites (roundworm, hookworm & whipworms), no coverage for ticks. (Active ingredient: Spinosad/milbemycin-oxime)

  • Sentinel:

    • Monthly ingestible coverage for heartworm, flea and intestinal parasites (roundworm, hookworm & whipworms), no coverage for ticks. (Active ingredient: milbemycin oxime/lufenuron)

  • Sentinel Spectrum:

    • Monthly ingestible coverage for heartworm, flea and intestinal parasites (roundworm, hookworm, whipworms & tapeworms), no coverage for ticks. (Active ingredient: milbemycin oxime/lufenuron/Praziquantel)

  • Comfortis:

    • Monthly ingestible coverage for flea and tick, no coverage for heartworm or intestinal parasites. (Active ingredient: Spinosad)

  • Bravecto:

    • 3 month ingestible coverage for flea and tick, no coverage for heartworm of intestinal parasites. (Active ingredient: Fluralaner)

  • NexGard:

    • Monthly ingestible coverage for flea and tick, no coverage for heartworm or intestinal parasites. (Active ingredient: Afoxolaner)

  • Simparica:

    • Monthly ingestible coverage for flea and tick, no coverage for heartworm or intestinal parasites. (Active ingredient: Sarolaner)

  • Credelio:

    • Monthly ingestible coverage for flea and tick, no coverage for heartworm or intestinal parasites. (Active ingredient: Lotilaner)

  • Frontline (PetArmor/PetAction):

    • Monthly topical coverage for fleas and ticks, no coverage for heartworm or intestinal parasites.  Active ingredient: Fipronil and S-methoprene)

  • Activyl:

    • Monthly topical coverage for fleas and ticks, no coverage for heartworm or intestinal parasites.  Active ingredient: Indoxacarb)

  • K9 Advantix:

    • Monthly topical coverage for flea, tick and mosquitos, no coverage for heartworm or intestinal parasites. (Active ingredient: Imidacloprid/Permethrin)

  • Vectra 3D:

    • Monthly topical coverage for fleas and ticks, no coverage for heartworm or intestinal parasites.  Active ingredient: Indoxacarb)

  • Seresto:

    • 8 month collar with coverage for fleas and ticks, no coverage for heartworm or intestinal parasites. (Active ingredient: Imidacloprid/Flumethrin)

  • CapStar:

    • Ingestible flea treatment for one use, coverage for 2-4 days only, used for infestations on top of monthly coverage. (Active ingredient: Nitenpyram)

**Please note: We are not veterinarians, this list was complied from data from the manufacturers websites.

Vaccine Information:

  • Distemper:

    • ​Canine distemper is a contagious and serious disease caused by a virus that attacks the respiratory, gastrointestinal and nervous systems of puppies and dogs.

    • Puppies and dogs most often become infected through airborne exposure (through sneezing or coughing) to the virus from an infected dog or wild animal. The virus can also be transmitted by shared food and water bowls and equipment. Infected dogs can shed the virus for months, and mother dogs can pass the virus through the placenta to their puppies.

  • Parvovirus:

    • is a highly contagious virus that can affect all dogs, but unvaccinated dogs and puppies younger than four months old are the most at risk. Dogs that are ill from canine parvovirus infection are often said to have "parvo." The virus affects dogs' gastrointestinal tracts and is spread by direct dog-to-dog contact and contact with contaminated feces (stool), environments, or people.

    • The virus can also contaminate kennel surfaces, food and water bowls, collars and leashes, and the hands and clothing of people who handle infected dogs. It is resistant to heat, cold, humidity, and drying, and can survive in the environment for long periods of time. Even trace amounts of feces from an infected dog may harbor the virus and infect other dogs that come into the infected environment. The virus is readily transmitted from place to place on the hair or feet of dogs or via contaminated cages, shoes, or other objects.

  • Leptospirosis:

    • ​Leptospirosis is a disease caused by infection with Leptospira bacteria. These bacteria can be found worldwide in soil and water. There are many strains of Leptospira bacteria that can cause disease. Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, which means it can be spread from animals to people.

    • Common risk factors for leptospirosis include exposure to or drinking from rivers, lakes or streams; roaming on rural properties (because of exposure to potentially infected wildlife, farm animals, or water sources); exposure to wild animal or farm animal species, even if in the backyard; and contact with rodents or other dogs.

  • Rabies:

    • ​Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. The virus is secreted in saliva and is usually transmitted to people and animals by a bite from an infected animal.

  • Bordetella:

    • ​Kennel cough can be caused by a combination of viruses and bacteria. It is very contagious and your dog can become infected if it comes into contact with an infected dog. Dogs with kennel cough may not seem ill in the early stages of the disease but they can still infect other dogs. Most commonly, dogs with kennel cough will have a snotty nose and a dry, hacking cough.

**Please note: We are not veterinarians, this information is directly from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

Wonder what your dog is at risk for? Check out this article from the AVMA!

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