There are many different types of flea products on the market, available in many forms. Some work very well, some do not work at all, and some have the potential to make your pet sick.
Of all the flea products currently available, Mountain Veterinary Hospital carries only two because we believe that these are the safest, most effective, and easiest to administer products available at this time.
The first product is called Vectra. It is a topical product that is applied monthly, and is available either in single dose units, or in packages of three doses. It is for use on both dogs and cats. It is not a prescription product, so it is not necessary that we see your pet prior to dispensing Vectra, but it is dosed by weight, so we must have an accurate weight for your pet.
The second product is called Trifexis. It is a tablet that is given orally once a month. Not only does it kill fleas, but it also kills the three most common types of intestinal worms, and prevents infection of heartworms. It can be used in dogs but not in cats. It is available in a package of six doses and is a prescription medication, so we can only dispense Trifexis if your pet has a current medical record on file with us.