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.
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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.
Regular visits to your veterinarian
A complete set of vaccinations
Protection from household dangers
Year-round parasite prevention
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
The use of ivermectin at higher than FDA-approved doses at the same time as Trifexis can result in serious side effects. Treatment with fewer than three monthly doses after the last exposure to mosquitoes may not provide complete heartworm prevention. Prior to administration of Trifexis, dogs should be tested for existing heartworm infection. Use with caution in breeding females. The safe use of Trifexis in breeding males has not been evaluated. Use with caution in dogs with pre-existing epilepsy.
The most common adverse reactions reported are vomiting, depression/lethargy, itching, decreased appetite, and diarrhea. To ensure heartworm prevention, observe your dog for one hour after administration. If vomiting occurs within an hour of administration, redose with another full dose. Puppies less than 14 weeks of age may experience a higher rate of vomiting. Like all medications, keep Trifexis out of reach of children.
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