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Preventative Solutions

Pets and Vets as Partners stocks a variety of preventative products for flea, heartworm, and tick prevention. If you are looking for further information related to the brands we stock, the links at the bottom of this page will take you directly to the sites for those products.


Fleas are the most common external parasites. Fleas are small, flat, wingless insects that infest the fur of mammals or plumage of birds. Adult fleas use their piercing-sucking mouthparts to feed on the host’s blood. There are more than 2,400 species of fleas worldwide, but only a few regularly feed on dogs and cats.



Heartworms are transmitted from infected mosquitos. We recommend keeping your pets on Heartgard chewable tablets year-round to prevent heartworm infection. Heartgard also offers protection from hookworm infection. Heartgard tablets are easy to administer due to being chewable. We recommend Revolution as an alternative for pets that may be finicky eaters and will not take chewable Heartgard tablets. Revolution is a topical suspension that will protect your pets from heartworm infection, flea infestation, and ear mites, as well as some intestinal parasites.


Ticks attach to your dog by inserting their mouthparts into your dog’s skin. Many ticks also produce a sticky, glue-like substance that helps them to remain attached. After attaching to your dog, ticks begin feeding on your dog’s blood. The places where ticks attach can become red and irritated. Although rare, ticks can consume enough of your dog’s blood to cause a deficiency called anemia. Certain female ticks can also cause a rare paralysis in dogs due to a toxin they produce while feeding. More important, ticks are capable of causing many diseases in your pet. The disease with which most people are familiar is called Lyme disease. Another is Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Lyme disease can cause arthritis and swelling of your dog’s joints, resulting in painful lameness. Rocky Mountain spotted fever can cause fever, lameness, and other signs.

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