Fleas, Ticks, & Heartworms, Oh My! How To Choose The Best Prevention For Your Dog

dog-1086286_960_720As a dog owner, you know that flea, tick, and heartworm prevention is an essential part of caring for your pet. However, the teams at the PetWellClinics in Knoxville and Alcoa also know that there are a lot of options for prevention products, which can be confusing. You may be wondering what the difference is between products like Trifexis, Heartgard, or Bravecto, to name just a few, and what your most affordable option is. Here are some tips to help you decide which prevention products are best for you and your pup.


Consider Your Pet

When determining the best heartworm, flea or tick prevention products, think about your pet’s peculiarities. Does your dog take pills easily? If not, applying a topical liquid like Activyl to your pet’s skin may be the better option, although there are some chewable products that even picky dogs consider a treat. On the other hand, some owners of dogs that swim frequently feel more secure giving their pet a chewable tablet for fear that a topically applied treatment may not be as effective.


Consider Yourself

Let’s face it. Many of us have struggled to give our pets pills, or have forgotten to apply flea and tick products on time every now and then. The good news is that there are options to make it easier on yourself. For example, if you have a hard time remembering to treat your dog for fleas and ticks every month, maybe Bravecto is a good option since it protects your pet for three months—you only have to remember to give the chewable tablet to your dog four times a year rather than twelve.


Consider Cost

Because the PetWellClinics in Knoxville and Alcoa focus on vaccinations and don’t have the overhead of surgical equipment and services, we’re able to offer preventative products at much lower prices than other veterinary care providers. We have a variety of affordable, high quality chewable and topical prevention products for fleas, ticks and heartworms, such as Trifexis, Activyl, Heartgard Plus, Interceptor Plus, Bravecto, and Revolution to name a few. We can help you determine which one is best for your pet at the most affordable price.


PetWellClinics are located at 10549 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, 7329 Kingston Pike, Knoxville and 228 S. Calderwood Street in Alcoa. By operating limited hours for non-surgical care, we are able to offer substantially discounted prices for wellness exams, vaccinations, preventative products, and treatment of minor conditions. Think of us as a “minute clinic” for your pet—no appointment necessary, with quick in and out service.

Learn more about how PetWellClinics can exceed your expectations for affordable, top quality pet care by visiting our website at www.petwellclinic.com.

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