Products for Treating Fleas, Ticks & Internal Parasites
Your health care team at Crescenta Valley Veterinary Hospital is vitally concerned with the welfare of our patients and our clients. Our flea and parasite control protocol is in keeping with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and the Companion Animal Parasite Council.
Internal & External Parasite Prevention
These recommendations are essential to your pet’s health and may impact the health of your family members as well.
We recommend year-round parasite prevention to minimize transmission of intestinal parasites to humans. After examining the many products available and comparing them closely, the veterinarians at CVVH now prescribe:
- For dogs—Sentinel Flavor Tabs and Parastar
- For cats—Revolution
Note: Prior to administering Sentinel and annually thereafter, an internal/blood parasite test must be performed.
We believe the following are the most comprehensive and effective medications for managing intestinal parasites and the flea life cycle. All are convenient, safe monthly medications.
Sentinel is labeled for and offers valuable protection against major intestinal worms. Almost all puppies are born with intestinal parasites or acquire them from their mothers. These worms can cause bowel disorders, diarrhea, vomiting, anemia, and, in some cases, even death. Sentinel protects your dog against roundworms, hookworms, whipworm, and heartworm.
The active flea ingredient in Sentinel stops flea populations on your pet and in your home before they start by disrupting their life cycle and preventing flea eggs from hatching. It does not kill adult fleas, so a flea adulticide product may occasionally be needed, if you see adult fleas.
Parastar kills adult fleas and ticks and is applied topically once a month.
Revolution is labeled for and protects your cat from roundworms, hookworms, and heartworm, as well as disrupting the flea life cycle and killing adult fleas.
Adult dogs and cats face constant re-infection. Cats via hunting, dogs via sniffing where other dogs defecate. Indoor pets face exposures from dirt or soil we track in and paratenic hosts, such as bugs, crickets, or cockroaches.
If you have any questions about these recommendations, please contact our hospital.
Print a copy of our flea and parasite control protocol. Additional articles and brochures about parasite prevention are available from CAPC.
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