At Goose Creek Veterinary Hospital we like to keep the choices to a minimum when it comes to heartworm, flea and tick prevention.
For heartworm disease, we recommend Heartgard for dogs and Revolution for cats. The oral monthly preventive for dogs has great protection against gastro-intestinal parasites as well as heartworms. Revolution is a monthly spot on for cats that protects them against heartworms, other parasites, fleas, ticks, ear and other mites. Revolution is the ideal product for cats that live with dogs or go outside.
When it comes to flea and tick prevention, there are so many products on the market, it can be overwhelming to know which is the best fit for your pet. We recommend two products, both are extremely effective but give you options for delivery of the medication. We recommend Nexgard monthly chewable tablet to prevent fleas and ticks. This prevention is effective against the deer tick. For more sporty dogs that may come into contact with ticks every day or hike regularly, we like the Seresto collar made by Bayer. It can last 8 months, has no odor and is the best tick repellent I have personally experienced with my pets. We would be happy to fit your pet with one of these collars if you are interested.