Getting ready for the flea and heartworm season with Trifexis

Caring for dogs most often involves preventative therapy. There are so many things that can bring your dog great discomfort and sometimes serious illness or death such as fleas, ticks, heartworm, as well as hookworm, roundworm and whipworm infestation. As a responsible pet parent, it is important to get your dog protected each year but what is the best method of prevention? Without giving your dog a dozen different medications and immunizations for the prevention of parasites, your veterinarian can advise you on the best treatment options. A new treatment alternative for the prevention of fleas and  heartworm as well as roundworm, hookworm and whipworm infestations is known as Trifexis. This new chewable medication for dogs works with two combined ingredients of spinosad & milbemycin oxime for the prevention of these nasty invasive parasites. Since these creepy-crawlies can jump, fly and squirm just about anywhere, it is always best to have all your pets protected.

What Trifexis does is kill fleas on the dog as well as prevents further infestation if administered monthly as prescribed. Trifexis also prevents heartworm disease but as with other preventatives, this treatment will not cause the demise of any adult heartworm already affecting your dog. It is important to get your dog tested for heartworm via a blood test prior to treatment. Trifexis can also treat and control the infestation of hookworm, roundworm and whipworm. With this medication, unlike other flea treatments, you can play with your pooch immediately after treatment. Bathing your dog is safe as well as any water sports. There is no transfer of the treatment, as there would be with topical applications, to carpets, clothes, furniture or humans. Dogs with dermatological disorders will not be affected by the use of Trifexis in its chewable form.

Trifexis has been formulated specifically for dogs only. For protecting your cat, your veterinarian will know the appropriate treatment option. Dogs over 8 weeks of age and greater than 5 pounds can be protected with this medication and is most effective when administered with food. As with other medications, there are some side effects to Trifexis that are normally very mild such as vomiting, itching, lethargy, diarrhea, inflammation and or redness of the skin, decreased appetite and redness of the ear.

Never allow your dog to be unprotected from the numerous parasites in our environment. Your veterinarian is your best source for information and the proper treatment and prevention for your dog. Trifexis is a new option with virtually no to mild side effects and the benefits provide for a happy, healthy and pest-free pooch and home.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kathy
    Apr 25, 2012 @ 11:49:20

    I’m under the impression that Trifexis is not a treatment for ticks. Just works for fleas and heartworm and other worms. Please clarify.


    • animalvoicefreelancerforpets
      Apr 25, 2012 @ 16:30:08

      You are correct and I do stand corrected in a couple of my statements to claim the treatment of ticks as well. Trifexis works on three types of parasites as you stated, the fleas, heartworm and intestinal worms. Thanks and here’s to keeping our pets protected.


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