Heartworm Information

Nixa Animal Hospital

700 W Mt. Vernon
Nixa, MO 65714



CAPC releases the first-ever parasite forecast today, warning of higher-than average risk of heartworm disease for pets across the nation. What's the prevalence of heartworm in your county? Visit www.petsandparasites.org to find out and tell us what is happening in your area.

Options to keep your pets healthy....

Many of us have enjoyed our mild winter with above normal temperatures, but a mild winter also leads to an increased number of fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other parasites. It is important your pet receive a monthly parasite prevention product to keep them healthy and parasite free!


The great news is there are multiple products available to safely and effectively prevent against heartworms, fleas and intestinal parasites. Below is a review of our recommended parasite prevention medications, please feel free to contact us to discuss your pet's specific parasite prevention needs.


Comfortis - Flea control for dogs. An oral medication given once a month to prevent against fleas, begins killing fleas within 1 hour and lasts for 30 days.


Interceptor - Heartworm and intestinal parasite prevention. An oral medication given once a month to prevent against heartworms, roundworms, hookworms and whipworms. Save 15% when you purchase a year supply.


Trifexis - Heartworm, Intestinal Parasite and Flea prevention for dogs. An oral medication given once per month with the same active ingredients as Comfortis and Interceptor to prevent against heartworms, roundworms, hookworms, whipworms and fleas. This medication allows you to avoid any topical medication.  Save 10% when you purchase 6 months and receive a $10 rebate or save 15% when you purchase 12 months and receive a $20 rebate.


Advantage Multi-Heartworm - intestinal parasite and flea prevention. This topical medication is applied at the back of the neck once per month to heartworms, fleas, roundworms, hookworms and whipworms. Both cat and dog Advantage Multi is available, this medication is perfect for cats or dogs who don't take oral medication easily. Save 10% when you purchase 6 doses and receive 2 months free or save 15% when you purchase 12 months and receive 4 months free.


These medications are available by prescription only and can only be prescribed to patients seen within the past year at Nixa Animal Hospital. When you purchase these medications through a licensed veterinarian they come with a 100% guarantee.