Here at Ruckersville Animal Hospital, we recommend year round heartworm, flea and tick prevention. We have several options available ranging from an oral monthly tablet to 6 and 12 month injectables options.
For canines, we recommend Simparica TRIO, which is a monthly heartworm, flea, tick and intestinal parasite preventative in the form of a tablet which is given orally. Alternatively, you can give your dog a combination of Interceptor OR Proheart and Simparica. Interceptor is an oral tablet given monthly as a heartworm and intestinal parasite preventative, and Proheart is an injectable form of heartworm and intestinal parasite preventative which comes in a 6-month and 12-month option based on the pet's age. Simparica is an oral tablet given monthly as a flea and tick preventative.
For felines, we recommend Revolution Plus, which is a monthly topical heartworm, flea and tick preventative. Bravecto topical is an alternative option for flea and tick control and lasts for 3 months, which can be purchased through our online pharmacy and delivered directly to your house.