Balanced Body Vet Clinic
Heartworm, intestinal parasite, flea, and tick prevention and control is an important part of your pet’s total health and well being. The AHS and CAPC recommend year round dosing of medication to prevent and control heartworm and intestinal parasites and annual testing for all patients who are on year round prevention. If you miss a dose, have lapsed on your pet’s prevention, or stop prevention for any reason we typically recommend a heartworm test now and again in six months. You should start monthly heartworm prevention as soon as results are available. Some patients that are at higher risk for contracting intestinal parasites should have fecal examinations performed more frequently (typically every six months).
We routinely stock Credelio and Frontline Gold for cats as our recommended flea and tick prevention and control products. Talk to our staff to determine which product best fits your pet’s lifestyle. Credelio is a once monthly chewable tablet that is readily accepted by most dogs. Benefits of using a chewable flea and tick medication include: no messy product on coat, no concern of decreased product efficacy with frequent bathing or swimming, and no risk to cats in your household. Vectra 3D is a once monthly medication that is striped up the back from the base of the tail to the shoulder blades. For cats we offer Frontline Gold, a topical, that is formulated to provide effective control of fleas and ticks in a safe manner for our feline friends and Credelio. Information about each of the products can be found by clicking on the product images above.