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Parasites in Dogs: How to Act

  • Heartworm is 99.9% preventable with safe and effective medicines.
  • A dog can get multiple diseases from a single tick bite.
  • Fleas can transmit tapeworms to you and your dog.

Tips on Preventing and Treating Parasites in Dogs

Dog Parasite Prevention Tips

  • Have your dog examined at least annually by a veterinarian
  • Feed your dog cooked or prepared food and fresh water
  • Keep your yard clean and supervise your dog so they do not come in contact with feces and fluids
  • Feed your dog a balanced diet and consider vitamin supplements to keep his immune system strong
  • De-worm puppies at 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks of age

The Key to Treating Your Dog's Parasites

If your canine companion does happen to contract a parasite, the best course of action is to treat quickly and completely. Treatment will vary depending on whether the parasite is one that lives outside the body such as fleas, ticks and mites or inside the body, like whipworms, heartworms or ringworms. Though some parasites, like fleas and ticks, can be treated with shampoos and powders, most anti-parasite products require a prescription from your veterinarian.

Vethical 360˚ Parasite Defense 

Your Pet’s Doctor in Every Dose

Protect your pet all year long with prevention you can trust, to ensure the comfort and health of your pet - and your entire family. When you choose Vethical products for your pet, you are choosing your “Doctor’s Own” brand - selected as the first choice of over 3,000 trusted veterinarians from the most advanced medical products available - ensuring high quality, safety and efficacy.

Vethical Circle

  • Are FDA/EPA approved as safe and effective
  • Are fully guaranteed
  • Allow VCA to better control your pet’s treatment
  • Can be delivered right to your door through VCA Home Delivery
  • Make medical follow-up easy and reliable


Take a look at these products below to learn more about the absolute best care for your dog.

Vethical Chart 

To get more information regarding our Vethical products, visit the Vethical website at www.vethical.com.

VCA Home Delivery - Easy to Remember!

Did you know that one of the biggest hurdles in preventing parasite infestation is making sure that protection is administered regularly? To make sure you don’t forget your dog’s parasite medication, VCA offers you convenient home delivery service! 

VCA Home Delivery advantage:

  • Single-dose, monthly delivery
  • Pay as you go
  • You don’t pay more than in the hospital
  • No more stickers, calendars or emails, VCA Home Delivery is your best reminder
  • FREE shipping*
  • PLUS get a FREE semi-annual health exam**

* Ask for details.
** Valid with purchase of Flea, Tick and/or Heartworm monthly delivery. Some conditions apply. Ask for details.

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