It only takes a few minutes out in the summer sun to attract company from the Arkansas State Bird ... the mosquito. Here they are big enough to carry off small children and seem to outnumber the stars in the sky. This makes keeping up with heartworm prevention an absolute year round necessity for both dogs AND CATS including pets that live totally indoors.
At the Interstate Animal Clinic, we try to sort through the wide variety of options and narrow the field to what we believe to be a good selection of quality products. We have tried to divide these between Dog and Cat products as well as products for Fleas, Ticks and Heartworms.
Products can also be divided between those that are applied topically and those that are given orally ... and ProHeart the injectable heartworm preventative. Topical products need to be applied to the skin, not the hair so if your pet has thick dense hair, you might consider oral products. If your pet is a finicky eater, you might consider topical products.
It should be noted that all heartworm products are prescription products, requiring a visit with our veterinary staff to establish your pet's prescription.
Internet and Generic products:
Many heartworm prevention products carry a warranty through which drug companies will help cover the cost of heartworm treatment of qualifying cases should your pet contract heartworms while on their product. Often, this guarantee may not apply to products purchased online or most generic products. In Arkansas we occasionally see heartworm infections from "preventative resistant heartworms" that are poorly affected by heartworm preventatives. For this reason, we only carry heartworm products that bear such a guarantee as heartworm treatment can be very expensive.
Heartworm disease and treatment is one of the many subjects for which the interned provides more misinformation than information. Fortunately there is a society of veterinarians, parasitologists and researchers who have made this their focus. The American Heartworm Society is the authoritative source for reliable information and at the Interstate Animal Clinic, we are fortunate to have Dr. John Nilz who is a society member. This allows us to stay on the cutting edge of heartworm treatment and provide the most reliable information for our clients. If your pet has been diagnosed with heartworms, call our office today to set up a treatment consultation. For more information on heartworm therapy go to heartwormsociety.org
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Dogs only - Doctor's Number 1 Choice
Dogs only - Doctor's Number 1 Choice for puppies under 1 year
Best for Finicky eaters who don't take oral medicine well
Best for pets that love treats or have a thick heavy hair coat
Dogs Only. Doctor's Number 1 Choice.
Once a year injection assures your dog recieved the right dose and the product was appropriately absorbed. Does not cover fleas, ticks or intestinal parasites.
Dogs Only. Doctor's Number 1 Choice for puppies under 1 year old.
Twice a year injection assures your dog recieved the right dose and the product was appropriately absorbed. Does not cover fleas, ticks or intestinal parasites.
Dogs and Cats. Doctor's Number 1 Choice for Cats.
Hair must be parted and administration must be placed directly on the skin.
Ideal for finicky eaters.
Combination products available for control of fleas and some ticks
Doctor's Number 1 Topical Choice for Dogs and Cats.
Heartworms, Fleas and Flea eggs, Intestinal Worm Control, Ear and Some Skin Mites, Some Ticks on Dogs - Most Ticks on Cats
Heartworms, Fleas Intestinal Worm Control, Some Skin Mites.
May be easier for thick dense coated pets
May NOT BE ideal for finicky eaters.
Combination products available for control of intestinal parasites and fleas - though not effective in flea allergice patients.
Doctor's Number 1 ORAL Choice for dogs.
The ONLY product to effectively kill all three - Heartworms, Fleas and Ticks, also has Intestinal Worm Control. Not for use in patients with Epilepsy.
Heartworms, Fleas, Intestinal Worm Control. Not for use in patients with Epilepsy.
Heartworms and Intestinal Worm Control, Flea Birth Control
Heartworms and Intestinal Worm Control