How to Avoid Fleas on Puppies and Other Dangerous Parasites

Bringing a new family member home is fun, crazy, hectic and sometimes a little scary. You probably have lots of questions such as: Is there special flea medicine for puppies? What about heartworm medicine for puppies? First, relax. Second, talk to your veterinarian about how year-round parasite protection can keep your new dog or puppy healthy so you’ll be together for years to come. 

Protect your new dog from three types of dangerous parasites with Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime). It’s the monthly, beef-flavored tablet that kills fleas and prevents flea infestations, prevents heartworm disease, and treats and controls adult hookworm*, roundworm and whipworm infections for dogs and puppies who are 8 weeks of age and older and weigh 5 pounds or more.

*A. caninum

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Your new puppy is home. Now what?

Here are a few key puppy tips and tricks you should know now that you’ve got a new furry family member. There’s lots to learn, and it can seem overwhelming, but just take it slow and remember that the number one thing to do is give them lots of love. Plus, you have an extremely knowledgeable friend in all this—your veterinarian. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions you may have–they are glad to help.


one Regular visits to your veterinarian


two A complete set of vaccinations


three Spaying or neutering


four Proper socialization


five House training


six Dental care


seven Diet & exercise


eight Protection from household dangers


nine Companionship


ten Year-round parasite prevention