Ticks and fleas can live in our environment for a very long time. Although some animals do not go outside, we as pet owners can carry in ticks and fleas on our clothing or body. Breaking the flea life cycle can be stressful and frustrating. In most cases, it is cheaper and easier to prevent fleas and ticks with a monthly pill rather than having to treat your whole house when your pets get these pesky critters on their skin. Celina Animal Hospital has many option for flea and tick prevention.
Nexgard is a beef chewable tablet that is given every 30 days. It is safe for puppies 8 weeks and older weighing 4 pounds or greater. Nexgard kills adult fleas and controls 4 different types of tick infestations on your pet.
Simparica is a liver flavored chewable tablet that is given every 30 days. It starts working with in 3 hours. It protects against 5 different types of ticks and kills fleas. Simparica is only approved for dogs older than 6 months.
Frontline Gold is a topical flea product for dogs and cats. It kills fleas and ticks and is applied every 30 days.
Cheristin is a topical flea product specifically for cats. It starts working within 30 minutes and is applied every 30 days.
Capstar is an oral tablet for dogs and cats that starts killing adult fleas within 30 minutes.