flea and tick care

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

You can find these and many other products on our online pharmacy by clicking here.


Flea & Tick