HEARTWORMS & FLEA PREVENTATIVE
Heartworm disease is a serious infection caused by a parasite that lives in your pet’s heart. Because the infection is spread by infected mosquitoes, there is no vaccination for heartworm disease. However, there are tests and medications to help protect your pet from this potentially fatal disease, and it is easier, safer, and less expensive to prevent this disease than to treat it after your pet becomes infected. See your veterinarian for more information on this important issue.
Prices range between $32-$55 for Heartgard OR $25-$40 for Iverhart Plus, depending on the weight of the dog. These prices are for a six-month supply.
Depending upon the animal’s weight, the cost can range between $500-$900. We must do a heartworm test and microfilaria test before an estimate of treatement can be rendered.
FLEA AND TICK PREVENTATIVE
Topical Frontline ranges from $45-$51 for a three-month supply and oral Comfortis ranges between $66-$75 for a six-month supply depending on the weight of the dog. Comfortis can be purchased per monthly single dose for $11-$12.50.
Twenty-four hour Capstar pills to kill adult fleas are available for dogs over 25 pounds and cats and dogs under 25 pounds for $7.00 per dose.