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Ask The Vets: Volume 4

For the fourth installment of “Ask The Vets”, Ask The Vets at West Eugene Animal Hospital Volume 4we discuss possible ailments that come from the smallest, and sometimes unseen, threats.

Q. How Important is Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Medicine?

A. Choosing a monthly heartworm, flea & tick preventative is an essential part of caring for your dog or cat. There are many options available which can make it difficult and overwhelming to come to a decision that’s best for your pet. In the Willamette Valley, we have flea problems year round due to the lack of frozen seasons we have. We recommend keeping your pet on a monthly flea prevention to keep the fleas at bay and keep your pet comfortable and healthy. When deciding what type of flea, tick and heartworm prevention to put your pet on, ask yourself the following questions:

  • How much time does your pet spend outdoors? Do you travel with your pet?

If your pet lives outside or spends a lot of time traveling with you, a monthly effective flea, tick and heartworm prevention is extremely important. We carry oral and topical treatments as well as collars for prevention.

  • Does your pet like chewable pills?

Chewable pills are very effective for dogs and cats. We carry both Nexgard (monthly treatment) or Bravecto (4 times a year treatment) for your dog. For cats we carry Comfortis for oral flea control.

  • How often does your pet take a bath or swim in water?

If you have an avid swimmer in your home, an oral flea and tick prevention (like Nexgard or Bravecto stated above) will be extremely effective and won’t wash off!

  • Does your pet like wearing a collar?

The Seresto collar is available for both cats and dogs and offers 6 months of prevention in both flea and tick control!

How you answer the above questions factor into what preventatives to buy to keep your pet as healthy as possible. Feel free to ask a member of our team to help pick the product that best fits your pet’s needs.

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Eugene, Oregon 97402

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