Laytonsville Veterinary Practice
Laytonsville Veterinary Practice

Preventatives

the best protection against heartworm, fleas, ticks and more

Heartworm Disease

7 out of every 10 mosquitoes in near proximity to an infected dog carry heartworms, making it possible for one positive dog to substantially increase the risk for all other healthy pets in the neighborhood. This preventable disease can cause severe lung disease, heart failure, and damage to other vital organs, which is why we recommend year-round heartworm preventatives and routine testing for all pets who could be exposed to mosquitoes - even those in the home. Learn more about Heartworm Disease …

Can I purchase these preventatives online?

Many online pharmacies offer heartworm preventatives and flea & tick preventatives that are competitively priced, and we strive to offer similar pricing. Additionally, there are several advantages to purchasing these preventative medications from your vet’s office…

  • Manufacturer’s rebates that are only available if purchased through your veterinarian

  • Treatment reimbursement if your pet ever contracts heartworms or tickborne disease while on these preventatives

  • Guidance from professionals, who can recommend the right prevention for your pet’s lifestyle


Common heartworm preventatives for dogs

 

Interceptor Plus

Once monthly flavored chew

Also protects against tapeworms including Echinococcus, which can infect humans

Heartgard Plus

Once monthly flavored chew

Also protects against roundworms & hookworms

Revolution

Once monthly topical

Also protects against fleas (does not protect against ticks)

 

Common heartworm preventatives for cats

 

Heartgard Plus

Once monthly flavored chew

Also protects against roundworms & hookworms

Revolution

Once monthly topical

Also protects against fleas (does not protect against ticks)

Revolution Plus

Once monthly topical

Also protects against fleas and ticks

 

Flea & tick preventatives

 

Nexgard

Once monthly flavored chewable for dogs

Frontline Gold

Once monthly topical for dogs and cats

Comfortis

Once monthly tablet for dogs and cats, does not prevent ticks

Bravecto

Once every 8-12 weeks flavored chew (dogs) or topical (cats)