If your dog has had previous tick exposure or if your pet is experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, we recommend having your pet examined and screened for tick-borne diseases. To protect your dogs, cats, and other pets, there are multiple options on the market. Unfortunately, there is not a single product that protects again heartworms, fleas, ticks, and intestinal parasites, so we recommend all our clients use two products for complete protection.
For tick protection, there are topical products, chewable products, and collars on the market. Here at Medical District Veterinary Clinic our most popular tick preventative is NexGard. It is a chewable labeled to kill all four types of ticks as well as kill fleas. If you prefer a topical, we carry the new and improved Frontline Gold.
This product is currently available at our clinic, so it is cheaper to purchase them from us compared to online retailers. Give us a call today to get your pet protected. If you have cats that need to be protected, ask us for a recommendation because many of the tick preventatives on the market for dogs are toxic to cats. Never use a dog product on your cats. We would be happy to discuss a safe, effective tick preventative for your cat as well as for other pets you have that need protection.
Cats are subject to ticks just as dogs, so they must be protected.