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It only takes one flea to turn your happy pet and tranquil home into a battle zone. Dogs and outdoor cats can easily become infested with ticks or fleas after spending time in tall grass or wooded areas. Infected mosquitoes can also deliver the larvae that turn into adult heartworms.
At Paws & Claws Pet Medical Center, our Troutdale and Gresham veterinarian takes flea and tick treatment very seriously. We want your pet to be happy and healthy, so we screen for parasites and provide options to keep fleas and ticks at bay once and for all.
Our Troutdale and Gresham-area vet offers a wide range of prevention and treatment options for you to get a handle on fleas and ticks.
You can obtain these products from your Troutdale vet without a prescription:
Frontline Gold: This new and improved flea and tick treatment from Frontline Plus is a topical product approved for use in dogs and cats. One dose kills fleas, eggs and larvae for an entire month. Regular use helps prevent new infestations.
Seresto flea and tick collar: This product provides eight months of flea, tick and lice protection for dogs and cats. The easy-to-apply, non-greasy collar continuously releases active ingredients in low concentrations for consistent, effective protection for your pet.
For even stronger flea and tick treatment, you can get a prescription from our Gresham veterinarian. Annual exams are required to refill your prescription.
NexGard: Kill adult fleas and ticks before they lay their eggs with NexGard, a delicious bacon-flavored chew that’s easy to administer. Designed only for dogs, Nexgard is safe and effective for a full 30 days of protection.
Comfortis: Available for dogs and cats, Comfortis kills 100% of fleas in just four hours. Spinosad, the active ingredient in Comfortis, received the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award in 1999, demonstrating the ingredient is an environmentally safe ingredient for insect control.
Trifexis: This pill is only approved for dogs. A combination of spinosad and milbemycin oxime, Trifexis kills 100% of fleas in just four hours. The beef-flavored chewable tablet also prevents heartworm, and treats and controls adult hookworm, roundworm, and whipworm.
NexGard + Heartgard: By combining NexGard flea and tick control with Heartgard, your dog benefits from 30 days of pest protection plus control against intestinal parasites and heartworm.
Advantage Multi: Available for dogs, cats and ferrets, Advantage Multi is a broad-spectrum parasite protection product. Applied topically, this product kills adult fleas, treats flea and ear mite infestations, prevents heartworm, and treats and controls roundworm, hookworm, whipworm, and sarcoptic mange. It’s the only FDA-approved flea and heartworm product indicated for ferrets.
Whether your pet shows signs of parasites or you simply want to take preventative measures against fleas and ticks, call Paws & Claws Pet Medical Center at 503-661-1833 to schedule an appointment with our Troutdale vet.