Flea, tick and worming quiz

Which preventative is best for your pet?

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!

  • dr.carla
  • dr.elise

Written by our Pet Circle resident vets; Dr. Carla Paszkowski and Dr. Elise Barry

Option A

Advocate monthly

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 monthly

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Advocate Cat Large Purple
Advocate
Large Cat Purple
$37.90 - $59.95
5 star rating
Advocate Cat Small Orange
Advocate
Small Cat Orange
$37.40 - $56.30
5 star rating
Revolution Cat Blue
Revolution
Cat Blue
$36.85 - $56.95
5 star rating
Revolution Puppy Kitten Pink
Revolution
Puppy Kitten Pink
$34.45 - $143.25
5 star rating

Option B

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 monthly

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Seresto Kitten Cats
Seresto
Kitten Cats
$67.45 - $67.45
5 star rating
Milbemax All Wormer For Cats
Milbemax
All Wormer For Cats
$22.95 - $22.95
5 star rating
Frontline Plus Cat Green
Frontline
Plus Cat Green
$40.95 - $68.40
5 star rating
Milbemax All Wormer For Small Cats
Milbemax
All Wormer For Small Cats
$16.95 - $16.95
5 star rating

Option C

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 monthly

Shop Revolution and Drontal
Revolution Cat Blue
Revolution
Cat Blue
$36.85 - $56.95
5 star rating
Drontal Cat Wormer Refill
Drontal
Cat Wormer Refill
$21.75 - $26.95
4 star rating
Comfortis Tab 270mg Orange
Comfortis
Tab 270mg Orange
$69.35 - $69.35
5 star rating
Milbemax All Wormer For Cats
Milbemax
All Wormer For Cats
$22.95 - $22.95
5 star rating

Option D

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 months

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Bravecto Small Dog Orange
Bravecto
Small Dog Orange
$44.95 - $44.95
5 star rating
Drontal Chewable 35kg
Drontal
Chewable 35kg
$34.95 - $34.95
4 star rating
Nexgard Medium
NexGard
Medium Dog
$46.10 - $82.95
5 star rating
Cazitel Flavoured Allwormer Tablets For Dogs
Cazitel
Flavoured Allwormer Tablets For Dogs
$20.10 - $20.10
1 star rating

Option E

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 months

Shop Comfortis and Drontal
Comfortis Tab 810mg Blue
Comfortis
Tab 810mg Blue
$74.75 - $74.75
5 star rating
Drontal Chewable 10kg
Drontal
Chewable 10kg
$16.50 - $123.95
5 star rating
Advantage Dog Medium Aqua
Advantage
Medium Dog Aqua
$53.45 - $69.95
5 star rating
Cazitel Flavoured Allwormer Tablets For Large Dogs
Cazitel
Flavoured Allwormer Tablets For Large Dogs
$26.35 - $26.35
0 star rating

Option F

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 monthly

Shop Nexgard and Interceptor
Nexgard Very Small
NexGard
Very Small Dog
$41.95 - $75.95
5 star rating
Interceptor Spectrum Chews Large Blue
Interceptor
Spectrum Chews Large Dog Blue
$42.45 - $57.70
5 star rating
Simparica Flea Tick Chews Medium Dog
Simparica
Flea Tick Chews Medium Dog
$37.10 - $65.55
0 star rating
Milbemax All Wormer For Dogs
Milbemax
All Wormer For Dogs
$21.85 - $21.85
4 star rating

Option G

Sentinel monthly

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 monthly

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Sentinel Spectrum Chews Large Blue
Sentinel
Spectrum Chews Large Dog Blue
$58.20 - $104.95
5 star rating
Sentinel Spectrum Chews Medium Yellow
Sentinel
Spectrum Chews Medium Dog Yellow
$53.45 - $96.95
5 star rating
Comfortis Plus Large Blue
Comfortis Plus
Large Blue
$53.00 - $96.45
0 star rating
Comfortis Plus Extra Small Pink
Comfortis Plus
Extra Small Pink
$45.75 - $79.50
5 star rating