Every pet has an individual lifestyle, so some parasite prevention products will be better suited to your pet than others.
Our vets at Pet Circle have designed a simple quiz to help you choose a parasite preventative for your pet. Based on your answers, you will be given a recommended product or product combination.
There are many other preventative options available, however our quiz is here to help you choose!
Written by our Pet Circle resident vets; Dr. Carla Paszkowski and Dr. Elise Barry
For an indoor cat, Advocate is great. Advocate protects against fleas, heartworm, and intestinal worms. It is an easy spot-on treatment that can be applied once monthly. Extra tapeworm protection (Drontal or Milbemax) is needed if your cat catches lizards, or if they have exposure to fleas.
Want another option? This will also work for you: Revolution monthlyShop Advocate Shop Revolution
Seresto collar & Milbemax monthly
If you have an outdoor cat and you live in a high risk tick area you need protection against ticks, fleas, intestinal worms, heartworm, and tapeworm. Seresto collar protects against fleas for 8 months, and off-label can be used as 4 months protection for ticks. Milbemax keeps your cat protected against heartworm and intestinal worms including tapeworm.
Want another option? This will also work for you: Frontline every 2 weeks + milbemax tablet monthlyShop Seresto and Milbemax
Revolution monthly & Drontal every three months
If your cat goes outdoors, but you're not in a high risk tick area your cat still needs protection against fleas, heartworm, intestinal worms, and tapeworm. Revolution protects against fleas, intestinal worms, and heartworm, and is in the form of an easy-to-use spot on topical treatment. Because Revolution has no coverage for tapeworm, combining this with a Drontal broad spectrum worming tablet every three months gives complete protection.
Want another option? This will also work for you: Comfortis tablet monthly + milbemax tablet monthlyShop Revolution and Drontal
Bravecto & Drontal every three months
Your dog has a heartworm injection on board, which means you only need to give intestinal worming every three months. If you live in a high risk tick area, why not make your flea and tick prevention line up with this, and choose a three-monthly preventative for both? Bravecto is an extremely effective flea and tick killer in the form of a tasty chew which lasts for 3 months, and drontal chews have worms covered for 3 months. Being in a high-risk tick area, it is always best to go for a trusted, strong oral tick prevention.
Want another option? This will also work for you: Nexgard monthly + Cazitel wormer every three monthsShop Bravecto and Drontal
Comfortis monthly & Drontal every three months
Your dog has a heartworm injection on board, and you're not in a tick area, so you will only need to give intestinal worming every three months, and have coverage against fleas. Comfortis is an effective flea killer which keeps your dog protected all month long, and drontal is there for intestinal worm prevention.
Want another option? This will also work for you: Advantage monthly + drontal every three monthsShop Comfortis and Drontal
Nexgard & Interceptor monthly
For dogs with NO heartworm injection, monthly heartworm prevention is needed for your dog. To make things easy, you may as well combine this monthly worming with monthly tick prevention. If you are in a high risk tick area, you'll need a strong, effective prevention against ticks. Nexgard is an effective monthly chew that protects against ticks and fleas, and interceptor has you covered for heartworm and intestinal worms including tapeworm.
Want another option? This will also work for you: Simparica monthly + milbemax worming monthlyShop Nexgard and Interceptor
If your dog is not in a high risk tick area you'll still need protection against fleas. With no heartworm injection, monthly heartworm prevention is also needed for your dog. Sentinel is a great option for you, as it has everything you need. It protects against fleas, heartworm, and intestinal worms including tapeworm; and comes in a tasty chew form.
Want another option? This will also work for you: Comfortis Plus monthlyShop Sentinel