Heartgard is one of the oldest and most popular stand alone heartworm preventatives. Although it has literally been around for decades, it is still as effective and popular as ever. Heartgard is ivermectin and although at the labeled dose it has been proven safe in Collies, many people still choose to use other drugs in these and other MDR1 breeds. Rightfully so, as there are many alternatives available for use in these pets. Heartgard is a beef chew, that dogs find very tasty, which prevents heartworm disease and some intestinal parasites.
For details on heartworm disease, see our earlier post.
Trifexis is one of the most popular and controversial heartworm and flea preventative combinations on the market. The cause of its popularity is its extreme efficacy of preventing fleas and heartworms. The cause of controversy is strictly due to internet rumors. The product got some bad publicity shortly after it was FDA approved and most of the claims have been disputed and lack any real relationship with the product. This has still convinced many people to use other products. Satilla Animal Hospital has never experienced a Trifexis related death, and it may be our most commonly used product. So what does Trifexis do and How?
Advantage Multi is a topical heartworm and flea preventative for dogs AND cats. It is applied to the skin on the back of the neck once a month. Advantage multi must be applied every month for prevention, but is very effective against both fleas and heartworms.
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