Veterinary Services

Pet Flea/Tick Products in Smithville, TN

Preventing fleas starts with us.

Fleas are not only unpleasant but can transmit a variety of illnesses. This includes tapeworms, a blood parasite called hemobartonella, and other maladies into your house and onto your pet. Ticks can make your pet anemic and exhausted and transmit viruses, including Lyme disease. So, how do we stop them from breaking into our cozy, warm home at Dekalb Animal Clinic and feasting on us and our pets?

How do we proceed? We take preventative measures because an infestation requires at least three months of therapy to disrupt the life cycle and treat any accompanying secondary disorders. This can get costly and tedious, especially if you consistently have this issue.

DeKalb Animal Clinic

We advise using a variety of products for flea/tick treatment and prevention. Bravecto, Revolution, and Trifexis are the ones we adore and utilise at Dekalb Animal Clinic. What makes us like them? because they have been shown to be effective and efficient. Both prevention and treatment work well for them. They perform two or even three jobs at once. 

Fleas are killed by bravecto, which also inhibits infestations. In addition to killing lone star ticks for 8 weeks, Bravecto Chew also kills the black-legged tick, American dog tick, and brown dog tick for a period of 12 weeks. Ticks (black-legged ticks) are killed for 12 weeks by Bravecto Topical for Cats, and American dog ticks are killed for 8 weeks.
  • Dogs are protected by REVOLUTION® (selamectin) against a range of typical internal and external parasites. For dogs 6 weeks and older, REVOLUTION is the first FDA-approved topical treatment that prevents heartworm disease, kills adult fleas, stops flea eggs from hatching, prevents and controls flea infestations, treats and controls ear mites, treats and controls sarcoptic mange, and prevents and controls infestations of American dog ticks.
  • REVOLUTION shields cats from Ctenocephalides felis (fleas), Dirofilaria immitis (heartworms), Toxocara cati (roundworms), Acylostoma tubaeforme (hookworms), and Ctenocephalides felis (fleas) (Otodectes cynotis).
Permethrin Poison

Be cautious around cats! Many products on the market advertise that they are all-natural flea prevention, but cats cannot be treated with them. It is sometimes (but not always) labeled “Do not use on cats.” Sadly, the product has to be labeled “This stuff Kills cats.” There is a 40% possibility that your cat will perish if permethrin comes into contact with them, instead of purchasing your flea preventive from a high school student at a national box store or online (from China, where it can be a fake). Inquire with us about the best flea prevention for your cat.

Signs of Cat Permethrin Toxicity:

  • Muscle tremors
  • Twitching
  • Seizures
  • Salivation
  • Fever
  • Dilated Pupils

Please let us know if you see any of these symptoms after using flea prevention. Your cat needs to be treated immediately because it is an urgent medical situation.