Prevention

When the warmer weather comes, the bugs come with it!

Despite numerous technological advances, fleas, ticks and worms continue to plague our pets and cause unruly damage.

Fleas

While some may dismiss fleas as simple pests, for a pet infested with them, it can become lethal quickly. Another common misconception is believing our pets cannot get fleas if they are completely indoors or only go outside to use the bathroom, but fleas can land on anything or anyone outside and be brought into the house. They thrive in the well-regulated temperature of our homes and will turn into an infestation quickly if not treated thoroughly.

Ticks

Ticks are becoming much more common, even outside wooded areas! The main kinds Ontario has are deer ticks, American dog ticks, brown dog ticks and lone star ticks. Gulf coast ticks are also common when travelling to the southern states. Deer ticks are the ones to especially keep an eye out for, as they are the ones that commonly carry Lyme disease. Some prevention will still allow a tick to bite your pet, so make sure to always scan for ticks when your pet comes inside.

Intestinal Worms

Heartworm is transferred through the bite of a mosquito and can lead to deadly consequences for our pets. Other worms, such as round, hook, and whip mostly come from eating things that should not be eaten, such as deceased rodents or stool and tapeworm is transmitted through fleas. All puppies and kittens will have worms when they are born, so it is highly suggested that you purchase dewormer with your little one’s first set of vaccines.

For Cats

Brand Name

Application Type

Covers

Nexgard Combo
Topical - Every Month
Fleas (Adults), Deer Ticks, Lone Star Ticks, Roundworm, Hookworm, Heartworm, Lungworm, Tapeworms & Ear Mites
Advantage II
Topical - Every Month
Fleas (All Stages)
Advantage Multi
Topical - Every Month
Fleas (Adult), Roundworm, Hookworm, Heartworm & Ear Mites
Revolution Plus*
Topical - Every Month
Fleas (Adults), Roundworm, Hookworm, Heartworm, Ear Mites, Deer Ticks, American Dog Ticks & Gulf Coast Ticks
Bravecto*
Topical - Every Two-Three Months
Fleas (Adults), Deer Ticks & American Dog Ticks

For Dogs

Brand Name

Application Type

Covers

Advantage II
Topical - Every Month
Fleas (All Stages)
Advantix II
Topical - Every Month
Fleas (All Stages), Ticks (All Five) & Lice
Advantage Multi
Topical - Every Month
Fleas (Adult), Roundworm, Hookworm, Heartworm, Fox Lungworm, Whipworm, Mange Mites & Ear Mites
Multi-Duo
Topical - Every Month
Combo pack of Advantage Multi & Advantix
Nexgard
Oral - Every Month
Fleas (Adult), Deer Ticks, American Dog Ticks & Lone Star Ticks
Heartgard Plus
Oral - Every Month
Heartworm, Roundworm & Hookworm
Nexgard Spectra
Oral - Every Month
Fleas (Adult), Heartworm, Roundworm, Hookworm, Whipworm, Deer Ticks, American Dog Ticks & Lone Star Ticks
Bravecto*
Oral - Every Two-Three Months
Fleas (Adult) & American Dog Ticks
Simparica Trio*
Oral - Every Month
Fleas (Adult), Heartworm, Deer Ticks, American Dog Ticks, Brown Dog Ticks & Gulf Coast Ticks
Revolution*
Topical - Every Month
Fleas (Adult), Heartworm, Roundworm, Sarcoptic Mange, Ear Mites & American Dog Ticks

* This is not a brand we carry in store and will need to be special ordered.