Flea & Heartworm Prevention

Flea Prevention

Fleas thrive in all seasons in the pacific northwest and Oregon.  That’s why we recommend year round prevention so you can avoid a flea infestation and help keeps your pets feeling comfortable.  We offer topical over the counter medications and prescription strength oral flea control.  For more information, read “Are Fleas ‘Bugging’ Your Dog or Cat?

Comfortis

  • Active Ingredient:  Spinosad
  • Additional Ingredients:  None
  • Species:  Dog & Cat
  • Approved Age:  14 weeks (5 pounds +)
  • Waterproof:  Yes
  • Max Time Affective:  100% in 4 hours
  • Protection with other parasites:  None
  • Administered:  Orally and monthly
  • Prescription:  Yes
  • Cautions:  Should not be used in pets with seizure history.   Cannot be used with pet’s receiving Ivermectin treatment for Demodex (Mites).

Advantage II

  • Active Ingredient:  Imidacloprid
  • Additional Ingredients:  Pyriproxien
  • Species:  Dog & Cat
  • Approved Age:  7 weeks for puppies; 8 weeks for kittens
  • Waterproof:  Yes
  • Max Time Affective:  Pre-existing fleas 12 hours; new fleas 2 hours
  • Protection with other parasites:  None
  • Administered:  Topical and monthly
  • Prescription:  No

Advantix II

  • Active Ingredient:  Imidacloprid & Permethrin
  • Additional Ingredients:  Pyriproxien
  • Species:  Dogs Only
  • Approved Age:  7 weeks
  • Waterproof:  Yes
  • Max Time Affective:  98% fleas for 12 hours
  • Protection with other parasites:  Kills ticks; repels flies and mosquitoes
  • Administered:  Topical and monthly
  • Prescription:  No

Flea & Heartworm Prevention

We really like Trifexis because it’s convenient and solves three problems:  flea control, internal parasite control, and heartworm prevention.

Trifexis

  • Active Ingredient:  Spinosad
  • Additional Ingredients:  Milbemycin
  • Species:  Dogs only
  • Approved Age:  8 weeks (5 pounds +)
  • Waterproof:  Yes
  • Max Time Affective:  100% in 4 hours
  • Protection with other parasites:  Yes – Hookworms, Roundworms, Whipworms, and Heartworms
  • Administered:  Orally and monthly
  • Prescription:  Yes
  • Cautions:  Should not be used in pets with seizure history.  Higher chance of vomiting in puppies younger than 14 weeks of age.  Cannot be used with pet’s receiving Ivermectin treatment for Demodex (Mites). 

Heartworm Prevention

This medication works really well to prevent heartworms and some internal parasites.  It can be used in conjunction with a topical flea control so you get the best of both worlds.

Heartgard Plus

  • Active Ingredient:  Ivermectin
  • Additional Ingredients:  Pyrantel pamoate
  • Species:  Dogs only
  • Approved Age:  6 weeks
  • Protection with other parasites:  Yes – Hookworms & Roundworms
  • Administered:  Orally and monthly
  • Prescription:  Yes

Thank you Tiffany, one of our Technicians, for compiling the information on this page.