Waterbury Vet Recommendations for 

Flea and Tick Prevention for Your Dog

We believe the best way to prevent tick-borne disease is to prevent ticks from attaching to our dogs. There are several safe and effective products that we have to offer and we are happy to discuss all available options to decide which product is right for you and your dog. It is important that all pets in the house even indoor only cats are treated with a flea and tick prevention. Please note that over the counter flea and tick products can be very toxic and we do not recommend their use. 

All prices are size dependent: Please ask us about current rebates available for these products!

 

  • Seresto-  Seresto collars are a unique odorless collar that offer a continuous supply of two active ingredients that are released in low concentrations for effective 8 month protection and repellency against fleas, ticks and mosquitos. Using sustained release technology, these active ingredients are stored within the collar. For use on dogs, cats and puppies 7 weeks and older.  Collar size is based on weight. 

      Approximate Pricing- $70-79

 

  • Nexgard- Nexgard is a very effective and easy-to-administer flavored chewable tablet that should be given every 4 weeks to prevent fleas and ticks.  Nexgard is soy-based so it can be given to dogs that may have allergies to certain protein flavorings. For use in dogs and puppies 8 weeks and older. 

       Approximate Pricing- Single Dose $2-22/ Six pack $105-115

 

  • Bravecto- Bravecto is a very effective and easy-to-administer flavored chewable tablet that should be given every 12 weeks to prevent flea and tick infestation.  For use in dogs and puppies 6 months of age and older. There also is a topical option of this product for cats. 

       Approximate Pricing- $55-58 per single dose

 

  • K-9 Advantix- Advantix is the only topical product we feel is worthwhile.  It is applied to the back of your dog’s neck every 4 weeks to repel fleas, ticks and mosquitos.  It is important that your dog does not swim or bathe for 48 hours before or after application. For use on dogs and puppies 7 weeks and older.  Note this product is very toxic to cats so we do not recommend in homes where cats are snuggling with dogs. 

       Approximate Pricing- Single Dose $17/ Six pack $79-84