Esperanza Kennels

             Preventative Medicine

 

DEWORMER – STRONGID T (PYRANTEL PAMOATE)

Overview

       Most puppies and kittens are born with internal parasites or worms derived from their mother. These parasites may injure the pet and pose health risks to children who might eat soil contaminated with the feces of infected dogs or cats. Accordingly, veterinarians and public health officials advise pet owners to deworm puppies and kittens during the first few months of life.

       Pyrantel pamoate is one of the most commonly used drugs for de-worming puppies and kittens. It can also be used for parasite control in adult pets and is relatively safe when administered to sick or debilitated animals requiring de-worming.

       Pyrantel pamoate acts on the nervous system of certain parasites, resulting in paralysis and death of the worm.

       Pyrantel pamoate is available over the counter but should not be administered unless under the supervision and guidance of a veterinarian.

Uses of Pyrantel Pamoate

v       Pyrantel pamoate is used to treat susceptible parasites, such as roundworms and hookworms.

v       Since these intestinal parasites migrate through the body before residing in the intestine, follow-up de-worming is necessary.

REVOLUTION

What is Revolution?

Revolution is a safe and simple monthly topical medication used to protect your pet from heartworms, fleas, and ear mites. It also protects dogs from ticks and sarcoptic mange and cats from roundworms and hookworms. Revolution requires a prescription from your veterinarian.

For: Cats and Dogs (6 weeks of age or older)

 

Benefits:

Protects your pet from heartworms, fleas and ear mites, among other foreign invaders

Fights both internal and surface parasitic infections

Treats mange

Only administered once a month

Safe and easy to use

How it works:
Revolution works by penetrating the skin and entering your pet’s bloodstream. Concentrations of selamectin, the active ingredient, in the tissue and bloodstream prevent heartworm disease. Selamectin also redistributes into the skin from the bloodstream and kills adult fleas, American dog ticks, and ear mites, and prevents flea eggs from hatching. It’s also an antihelminthic, which means it fights to expel parasitic worms. Parasites ingest the drug when they feed on the animal's blood.

Cautions:
Side effects are uncommon with less than 1% of dogs showing signs of digestive to use Revolution in pets that are ill or underweight

ADVANTAGE is a monthly flea preventative for dogs and cats. Advantage does not kill ticks. When you know your dog will be exposed to ticks, we recommend also using the Preventic Tick Collar for Dogs along with Advantage.

For:
Dogs (7 weeks of age or older)  
Cats (8 weeks of age or older)

Benefits:

Stops fleas from biting your pet in 3-5 minutes providing fast relief

Starts killing adult fleas within an hour and completely kills within 12 hours

Kills flea larvae in under 20 minutes

Safe, easy to apply

Considered one of the more gentle, yet most effective flea preventatives

Has the highest customer reviews ratings of all flea preventatives

Waterproof

How it works:
The active ingredient is imidacloprid, which acts on the nervous system of the flea to cause paralysis and subsequent death. Within 12 hours of application, 98-100 percent of fleas are dead. Advantage kills fleas before they lay eggs, so their life cycle is broken at multiple stages. It also kills flea larvae within 20 minutes of contact.