• Roundworms, common in
puppies and kittens
Fleas living in your pet's fur are the most common parasitic problem with pets. While flea collars, powders, sprays, shampoos, and dips can work, the best defense against these blood-sucking parasites is a monthly topical medicine, such as Advantage, Frontline, Revolution
(also prevents heartworms), or Top Spot.
Fleas, ticks, and worms make your dog or cat very sick. That's why it's important to have us as your pet's healthcare team, to prevent these parasites from attacking your companion animal with sometimes fatal consequences. The good news is even for outdoor pets these infestations are now very preventable.
Mosquito-borne heartworms are long, thin worms that actually live in the animal's heart and lungs, blocking blood vessels and causing a slow, painful death. Symptoms include a cough, quickly tiring with exercise, fainting, and trouble breathing. The only way to prevent a bug bite from giving your pet this terrible disease is to give him or her medicine every month.