Parasite Control with Your Fairfax Veterinarian
We can help you prevent and control Fleas, Ticks, Heartworms, and Intestinal Worms
Welcome to the Fairfax Veterinary Clinic. We are excited that you are considering parasite prevention for your pet. Our pets in Marin get exposed to fleas, ticks, heartworms, and intestinal worms. Before you bring your pet in for appropriate preventative medications here are some of our most frequently asked questions about this type of pet care.
When Do I Need to Get Flea, Tick and Heartworm Prevention for My Pet From My Veterinarian in Fairfax, CA?
If you have a puppy or kitten, parasite control should be a part of their routine wellness care and is typically addressed when you bring them in for their first checkup. In fact, we have a “free first dose” sample program. For most puppies and kittens, this means they will get started around 8 weeks of age. We will help decide which preventatives are best for your pet, depending on their age, weight, and lifestyle. Check with your veterinarian in Fairfax, CA to find out more details regarding your specific pet.
What is the Best Form of Heartworm, Flea and Tick Prevention?
The answer to this depends on the activities and routines of your pets. Do they stay indoors or go outside? Do you like to hike with them? Off leash? Do they go to dog parks? Do you have a cat door for your cat to come and go as they please? Do you live in town or near open space? Does your pet have any other medical conditions? Do they swim often? Is it easy or difficult to give them a pill?
Dr. Aaron Wentzell, Dr. Mary Beth Goetting, Dr. Ryen Morey, R. Kelly Pipkin, and Dr. Katie Kristensen are here to help you decide what is best for your pet. Based on your pet’s age, lifestyle, and based on your preferences, we will help you pick the best combination flea, tick, and heartworm prevention. Of course, our primary concern is that we choose something that is safe for your pet, safe for you and your family, and that works!
What is the Typical Routine for Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Meds for a Dog or Cat?
This will vary depending on what type of flea, tick and heartworm meds you select. There are topical options, as well as oral options. And for dogs, there is a tick collar that can work well. These items can be purchased in singles, or for a better deal, you may purchase a 6 or even 12 month supply.
Available products include Heartgard, Simparica, Revolution, Preventic collars, Revolution, Comfortis, and Trifexis.
Parasite prevention should be one of many components of a wellness plan for your pet. Parasite prevention is really easier than pursuing a cure after the fact. And many of the parasites mentioned carry infectious disease and have the potential for other complications.
Contact Our Veterinarian in Fairfax, CA to Learn More about Pet Parasite Preventative Care
Thanks for considering the Fairfax Veterinary Clinic as your veterinarian. We take care of pets in Fairfax, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Ross and the Ross Valley, West Marin, and beyond. Give us a call today at (415) 454-8204 to schedule your pet’s preventative care check in order to get prescription strength flea, tick and heartworm prevention for your pet.