As a veterinarian, I believe having your dog or cat on appropriate flea/tick (dogs and cats) and heartworm (generally dogs only) a vital part of pet ownership and quality pet care, especially if they are regularly going outside or playing with other animals.
A number of the heartworm, flea, tick and intestinal worming medications sold on Vetopia are prescription medications. These represent what I believe are the best products available for dogs and cats to prevent a range of life-threatening diseases such as Heartworm, Tick Fever, Lyme Disease and Mycoplasmosis. However, as they are prescription medications, we do need to make sure that they are used correctly and safely.
If you purchase any prescription medication from Vetopia you'll be asked to either provide a prescription letter from your regular veterinarian, or to fill out information and provide a short video of your pet. This is to help make sure we're giving the best preventatives for your pet, and is also a requirement in Hong Kong.
It's important that all pets are given preventative medication that is for their correct weight and type. It's also important not to stop preventative medication, especially for heartworm.
If you have missed giving heartworm medication for over 30 days you should contact your veterinarian before re-starting medication. If you would our help and advice on this, please feel free to contact me, Dr David, directly, or contact one of our hospital team to discuss.
Prescription preventative medications are very safe, but as with any medication there can be side-effects. If you have any concerns or questions, please leave a message below or if urgent please contact us on our 24-hour veterinary hotline, 2915 3999.
If you have any more questions about the best choice of Flea, Tick, Heartworm or Worming medication for your pet or how to use the preventative medication, my team and I would love to help. Please contact us through the link below.