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Flea Prevention

Fleas are terrible in our area and it is very easy to have an outbreak if your pets are not on preventative. Not only do fleas cause health issues with your pets, like anemia and tapeworms, they can also infest your house and get on you and your family. It is our recommendation that pets be kept on a regular flea preventative through the entire year.  It may be tempting to stop giving them their prevention once it starts to get cold, but all the fleas need is an opportunity to jump on a warm body to start infesting your pet and your home. If you are currently battling a flea infestation, feel free to give us a call at 217-342-7444 for advice on how to treat your pets and your home. The Pet Wellness Center of Southern Illinois has a strict no flea policy, if your pet is brought in and has fleas, we will  immediately treat your pet to rid them of their fleas at your expense to prevent the spread of fleas inside our facility. 

We carry the following products for flea prevention:

Dogs

Credelio - This product is a flavored chewable tablet that is given every 30 days to kill any fleas or ticks that try to make their home on your dog. It is given with a meal and can be started as early as 8 weeks of age. 

Bravecto - This product is also a flavored chewable tablet but is actually last 12 weeks rather than 30 days. It works in the same way as the Credelio where is kills any fleas or ticks that bite your pet. Bravecto is also given with a meal and can be started when you pet is 6 months of age or older. 

Capstar - This product is a pill that is given to your pet orally or rectally. This product starts working very quickly and kills almost all fleas on your pet within 30 minutes of giving the pill. This product lasts 24 hours. 

Cats

Advantage Multi - This product is a topical medication that last 30 days. Advantage Multi kills fleas, hookworms, roundworms, & ear mites and also helps prevent heart worms. It can be started on cats 9 weeks of age or older. 

Bravecto Feline - This product is a topical medication that last 12 weeks rather than 30 days. It works in the same way as the Canine Bravecto where is kills any fleas or ticks that bite your pet. Bravecto can be started when you pet is 6 months of age or older. 

Capstar - Capstar - This product is a pill that is given to your pet orally or rectally. This product starts working very quickly and kills almost all fleas on your pet within 30 minutes of giving the pill. This product lasts 24 hours. 


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