Trifexis® (spinosad + milbemycin oxime) for Dogs

Q: What is Trifexis?

Trifexis is a monthly chewable tablet for dogs. Trifexis kills fleas and prevents flea infestations, treats and controls hookworms, whipworms and roundworms, and prevents heartworm disease. Trifexis is for use in dogs and puppies 8 weeks of age or older and 5 pounds of body weight or greater. If you do not administer Trifexis monthly throughout the year, the final dose must be given no fewer than three months following the last exposure to mosquitoes.

Q: Why we recommend it?

The veterinarian’s recommend Trifexis as a way of preventing your dog from developing problems caused by infection with three commonly occurring parasite categories. Heartworm infection can make dogs very sick and can even be fatal. This parasite is spread to dogs by mosquitoes. Trifexis can prevent flea infestations from becoming established, and can also remove any fleas that are on your dog at the time of treatment. Trifexis will also treat and control common adult intestinal worm infections (roundworms, hookworms and whipworms).

Contact Elm Point Animal Hospital today to order or to consult with one of the doctors regarding your pet and Trifexis!