If you have a dog, you know you should have your pet on some sort of heartworm preventative. Also flea preventaive. Also parasite preventative, etc., etc. But which is right for your dog? Do you need to buy separate products? Is there an all-in-one you can use? Yes and No. Your vet will need to review your dog’s health history and recommend the best preventative for your pet.
However, we can let you know what is available so you can ask the doc about them.
There is a product called AdvantageMulti for Dogs. It is a heartworm preventative and kills adult fleas and flea infestations. It also treats certain parasites including Roundworms, Whipworms and Hookworms.
AdvantageMulti for Dogs is a topical solution and is applied monthly to work year-round. It is applied between the shoulder blades. It is recommended that you don’t bathe your dog or let him or her go swimming for at least 24 hours after application. However, records have shown that dogs are still protected after bathing or swinning 60-90 minutes after applying the topical solution.
Puppies can use this product starting at 8 weeks. If you have a dog weighing more than 110 pounds, he or she can still use this product. The vet will let you know the amount of applicators to combine so your dog gets the correct dosage for his weight.
If you have a cat, the cat cannot use this product. There is an AdvantageMulti for Cats, so please ask the vet about it to see if it’s right for your cat. It’s important to keep all pets under the same roof protected as each can harbor different parasites and pass them on to their “brother” or “sister.”
Please keep your pets on some sort of prevention. It’s less costly than dealing with it if they do get infected. We want your pet to live a long, happy and healthy life with your family.
Day & Evening Pet Hospital Staff