Flea & Tick Medication for Dogs and Cats
There are many flea & tick medications, heartworm medications, and intestinal parasite preventatives available but due to increased resistance of fleas against commonly-used preventatives and the increasing tick population in Simi Valley, Rancho Sequoia Veterinary Hospital has compiled recommendations for preventing & treating external parasites for your dog or cat.
Since a single female flea can produce up to 2,000 eggs in her three-week lifespan, a dog can become infested quickly with tick bites, being even more dangerous. A single tick bite can transmit Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, tularemia, ehrlichiosis, or other diseases. Signs and symptoms of tick-borne illnesses may take anywhere from 7 to 21 or more days to appear, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Canine Flea & Tick Medication Preventatives
Recommended treatments for dogs:
- Heartworm, Flea Egg Sterilizer, & Intestinal parasite preventative: Revolution & Trifexis
- Flea & tick medication topical medication: Extra Large Breed Frontline
- Flea & tick oral medication: Bravecto & Nexgard
Feline Flea & Tick Medication Preventatives
For all cats to protect against most internal and external parasites, we recommend:
- Combination Heartworm/Intestinal Parasite/Flea medication: Revolution
- Flea & Tick Medication: Bravecto, Advantage
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