Products We Carry

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HeartGard Plus
( ivermectin/pyrantel ) This is a once a month chewable medication which prevents heart worm disease in dogs and cats. Heart worm is a blood parasite that is transmitted by infected mosquitoes to dogs and less commonly cats. The medication is extremely safe, however some Collie type breeds may experience some sensitivity to this product. This product also prevents infection with round worm and hook worm. These are intestinal parasites and are transmitted through infected stool by ingestion. We recommend using heart worm prevention all year around because mosquitoes can survive in the house during the winter months.
   

Frontline
( fipronil ) This is a once a month topical flea and tick product that is applies to the skin between the shoulder blades. Fipronil disrupts the central nervous system of insects. The medication spreads through the fatty layer of the skin and settles into the oil glands coating the entire body. Once in the oil glands, the dog or cat can swim or be bathed and Frontline will not wash off. It is not a repellant. The flea or tick must bite the dog for the product to be effective. Fleas are killed within 12 hours after biting, and tick are killed in about 24 hours. Ticks must bite and feed for 72 hours to transmit Lyme Disease. Frontline is effective in preventing this disease.


Capstar
( nitenpyram ) This is an oral tablet that is given if a dog or cat is severely infested with fleas. It has been shown to kill adult fleas on the animal within 4 hours of ingestion. It is extremely safe and can be used repeatedly if necessary. It is not meant to be a flea preventative, and is compatible with the topical products that we prescribe.


Revolution
( selamectin ) This is a once a month topical product that is applied in the same manner as Frontline. This product is absorbed through the skin into the body and finally ends up back on the skin covering the entire body. Revolution can be used as a once a month heart worm and flea preventative for dogs and cats. It also is effective in preventing round worm and hook worm in cats, and is effective against the brown dog tick. Revolution is our preventative of choice for cats.


Preventic Collar
( amitraz ) This is an excellent product for dogs only. It prevents new ticks from attaching and feeding within 48 hours of application and will kill and detach tick that is already on the dog. The collar is effective for up to 3 months, is water resistant and fits dogs of almost any size. This product is compatible with Revolution and Frontline and can be used at the same time if necessary.


Drontal Plus
( praziquantel/pyrantyl/febantel ) This is an oral dewormer that we dispense for dogs and cats. It is effective against hook worm, round worm, whip worm and tape worm. It is a one dose treatment, but does not prevent reinfection with parasites due to continued exposure.



Profender
( praziquantel/emodepside ) This is a topical dewormer for cats. It is effective against hook worm, round worm and tapeworm. It is applied as a single dose between the shoulder blades. The ease of administration makes this a very good product. Profender may be used periodically in outdoor cats that may be exposed to parasites by hunting or contact with parasite eggs in the environment.


Mycodex Environmental Spray
( linalool/nylar ) This is an aerosol spray that kills all 4 stages of the flea; adults, eggs, pupa and larvae. Protects the household from a buildup of fleas and from reinfestation by providing 210- day residual activity from a single treatment.