About Dog Parasites

Parasites feed on hosts such as wildlife, people and pets. A proactive approach is the best defense for your dog against these dangerous pests. Learn more about parasites and how Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime) protects your dog from fleas, heartworm disease and three kinds of intestinal parasites.

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How your veterinarian can help

When it comes to protecting your dog from parasites, it’s important to talk to your veterinarian. Your visit might include:

  • Determining the severity and possible sources of flea infestation and intestinal parasite infection
  • Testing for an existing heartworm infection before starting a heartworm preventive
  • Performing a fecal exam to detect the presence of intestinal parasites
  • Assessing your lifestyle to determine which parasites are of concern and which parasite protection products are best suited to your dog
  • Reviewing flea-control options, including immediate remedies as well as a long-term parasite protection program
  • Discussing the need for year-round parasite protection

The need for year-round protection

The American Heartworm Society and the Companion Animal Parasite Council recommend treating dogs year-round with broad-spectrum parasite protection,1,2 so make sure to ask your veterinarian about protecting your pet all year to help to ensure his health.

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