Veterinarian Services / Veterinary Hospital / Animal Hospital Serving: Townsend, Ashby, Ashburnham, Pepperell, Groton, Lunenburg, Shirley, Ayer, Leominster, Fitchburg, MA (Mass).
 
 
Contact Us: 978-597-5828
After hours Emergency: 978-833-9244
Serving Townsend, Ashby, Pepperell, Groton, Lunenburg, Fitchburg, Ashburnham, Shirley, Ayre, Leominster, and Southern New Hampshire

Address: 354 Main Street, Townsend, MA 01469
(just west of Townsend Ford on Main Street)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Effective Flea Products safe for Dogs and Cats
Advantage
This is a topical flea product for dogs and cats. It kills adult fleas for a full month. It is safe for
all puppies and kittens over 8 weeks of age. Advantage starts killing within an hour and kills
100% of fleas witin 12 hrs.
Safe for use on pregnant and lactating pets

Comfortis
This is an oral tablet that provides flea control for a full month with one dose. It is safe for kittens
of over 14 weeks of age and 2 lbs. Puppies should be over 14 weeks of age and 3.3 lbs. Comfortis
starts killing within 30 minutes with 98% of fleas killed within 4 hours.
Do not use on pregnant or lactating pets. Don’t use this product on the same day as Ivomec
(Heartgard).

Capstar
This is an oral table that provides a fast, complete flea killing. It starts killing within 30 minutes
and kills 100% of fleas within 4 hours. The duration of action is only 24-36 hours so it is
used to quickly eliminate adult fleas while waiting for other flea products to take effect.
Capstar is safe on all kittens and puppies over 4 weeks. It is safe for pregnant and lactating pets.
Flea and Tick Products For Dogs and Cats
Frontline
This is a topical product that kills ticks and fleas, flea larvae, and flea eggs for a full month.
It can be used on all puppies and kittens over 8 weeks of age. Fleas will be killed within
12 hours while it takes up to 24-48 hours to kill the ticks.
Frontline is safe for use on pregnant pets.

Revolution
This is a topical product that prevents heartworm, sterilizes fleas, prevents sarcoptic mange,
treats ear mites, and kills the American Dog tick. It last for one month and can be used on
puppies and kittens over 6 weeks old.
Revolution is safe on pregnant and lactating patients.
Note: This product does not effectively kill adult fleas and is not effective against the Deer tick.
Flea and Tick Products For Dogs Only
Activyl TickPlus
This is a topical product that kills fleas and ticks for one month. It also sterilizes flea eggs
and larvae --disrupting the flea life cycle. 96% of ticks are killed for 30 days and 99% of
ticks are repelled. It is safe for dogs over 8 weeks of age and over 4 lbs.
Do not use on pregnant or lactating dogs.

Advantix
This is a topical product that kills fleas and ticks for one month. It prevents flea eggs pupae
and larvae from maturing--disrupting the flea life cycle. Advantix also kills chewing lice and
repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and biting flies. It is safe on puppies over 7 weeks of age.
Do not use on pregnant and lactating dogs.

Certifect
This is a topical product that kills fleas and ticks for one month. It stops the maturation of flea
eggs and larvae. It is safe for puppies over 8 weeks of age
Certifect is safe for use on pregnant and lactating dogs.
This product starts killing ticks within 6 hours and kills 100% within 18 hrs.
Fleas are killed within 12 hours.
We do not recommend this product for small dogs or the elderly or debilitated.
Additional Products Available on the On-Line Pharmacy Only
Advantage Multi
Dogs: This is a topical flea product (Advantage) combined with a topical heartworm preventative
and intestinal wormer (rounds and hooks and whips). Not for use on ivermectin sensitive breeds
(collies/australian shepherds). It is an effective way to provide one month of heartworm, flea
prevention and intestinal parasite control with a topical solution.
Cats: This is a topical flea product (Advantage) combined with a topical heartworm preventative,
ear mite treatment, and intestinal wormer (rounds and hooks only).

Trifexus
Dogs: This is an oral tablet that is a combination of Interceptor for heartworm prevention and
intestinal parasite control (rounds, hooks, and whips) with Comfortis for flea control.
It is an effective way to provide one month of heartworm, flea prevention, and intestinal parasite
control with an oral tablet.

Activyl
This is a new topical flea product for dogs and cats. It kills adult fleas, larvae, pupae, and eggs
for a full month. This product kills on contact--no feeding by the flea is required. It features
bioactivation--the product is harmless to mammals and only activates when contacted by the flea.
Kittens should be over 2 lbs and 8 weeks old. Puppies should be over 4 lbs and 8 weeks old.
Do not use on pregnant or lactating pets
 
 
Townsend Veterinary Hospital
354 Main Street
Townsend, MA 01469-1028
 
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