Buck Creek Veterinary Clinic, P.C.

10972 North State Rd. 3
Knightstown, IN 46148

(765)345-2103

buckcreekvet.com

 

 

Human nature dictates that if something is out of site, it is out of mind. Unfortunately, unseen intestinal parasites are not only a danger to your pet's health, but some are zoonotic, meaning they can infect humans as well!

 

Intestinal parasites can be present in any apparent healthy dog or cat or they could be causing debilitating disease in a very sick pet. Controlling these parasites is essential to both you and your pet's health.  We recommend annual deworming of all dogs and cats.  Some pets may require deworming twice a year based on their lifestyle.

 

Dogs can be infected by Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms, or Tapeworms. Microscopic single cell parasites like Coccidiosis, Giardia, or Cryptosporidia can also be picked up by dogs. Cats can be infected by Roundworms, Hookworms, Whipworms (rarely) or Tapeworms. Coccidiosis and Giardia can also be found in cats.

 

We carry a variety of products to treat and prevent intestinal parasites. 

 

Dewormers

  • Drontal Plus is a broad-spectrum oral dewormer for dogs and puppies that removes intestinal parasites with a single dose. It is effective against tapeworms, roundworms, hookworms, and whipworms.

  • Profender is a topical dewormer for cats that is easy to use and treats tapeworms, roundworms, and hookworms.

  • Panacur is an oral product (we carry the liquid version) that is given to dogs for three days in a row to treat roundworms, hookworms, whipworms, tapeworms, intestinal flukes and the protozoa Giardia.

 

Other Products

  • Advantage Multi for Cats is a once a month topical product that treats roundworms and hookworms.  It also treats ear mites, fleas, and heartworms.

 

  • Heartgard for dogs is a monthly Heartworm prevention that also treats hookworms, roundworms, and whipworms.  It is an oral medication that comes in the form of a beef flavored treat.

 

  • Trifexis for dogs is a monthly Heartworm prevention that also treats hookworms, roundworms, whipworms, and fleas.  It is a pill that needs to be given with a meal.  Dogs under 5 lbs. cannot take this product.

 

  • Proheart 6  for dogs is an injectable Heartworm prevention that also treats hookworms.  It is administered every six months.