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In this webisode, Drs. Adam Christman and Patricia Leff of Brick Town Veterinary Hospital, delve into a popular summertime topic for pet owners — Parasite Prevention.

Dr. Christman begins with a discussion of ectoparasites (parasites that live on a pet's skin, such as fleas and ticks) and endoparasites (parasites that live inside a pet, such as roundworms, tapeworms, and whipworms). He also explains whether you should use a topical versus an oral preventative.Dog Scratching

Finally, Dr. Christman gives a detailed overview of the most popular products on the market for the prevention of fleas, ticks, heartworms and other parasites, including:

  • Frontline Plus
  • Parastar
  • K9 Advantix
  • NexGard
  • Scalibor (tick collars)
  • Revolution
  • Sentinel
  • Heartgard

Do you know what a zoonotic disease is? Or that your indoor cat needs parasite protection, too? Listen in to learn more about parasite prevention. As a bonus, Dr. Leff challenges listeners to a parasite quiz at the end of the webisode.