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What is the best flea and heartworm dog medication?
There are several different flea and heartworm dog medications. The best flea and heartworm dog medications are ones that are proven to be effective, licensed for that use and are easy to give and to remember to give. Most flea and heartworm dog medications are given on a monthly basis, which makes it easy. Heartworm medications are given either by mouth or as a topical formulation.
Most flea medications are also given on a monthly basis as a topical formulation. Most products are separate and either work to prevent heartworms or kill and prevent fleas. One product called Sentinel®, manufactured by Novartis, prevents heartworm disease, prevents flea infestations and kills roundworms, hookworms and whipworms. Sentinel® is available in tablet form given monthly. Another product called Revolution®, manufactured by Pfizer, prevents heartworm disease, kills fleas and controls ear mites and deer tick infestation. Revolution is formulated as a topical liquid used monthly. Currently, there are no injectable flea and heartworm dog medications on the market.
Discuss the best flea and heartworm dog medication with your veterinarian. Generally, they will recommend the product based on where you live and your dogs risk of disease. Click on the links for complete articles on understanding fleaand heartworm products.