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.

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Prevention is Key!

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.


Simparica - Flea and tick 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.

Bravecto - Flea/tick control for cats and dogs. For dogs, an oral medication given every 90 days to prevent against fleas and ticks. For cats, a topical medication given every 90 days to prevent against fleas and ticks. 


Revolution - topical protection for cats against heartworm, intestinal parasites, fleas and ticks. Rebates available for 3, 6, and 12 doses.

Seresto collar - a pet-friendly, kid-safe collar for cats and dogs worn for 8 months to prevent against flea/tick infestations. 

Sentinel - Oral monthly tablet for prevention against heartworms, intestinal parasites, and mild flea prevention for dogs. Mail-in rebates available for 6 doses and 12 doses. 

Milbeguard - Oral monthly tablet for heartworm and intestinal parasite prevention for dogs. Mail-in rebates available for 6 doses.


Proheart 6 - Prevention against heartworms and intestinal parasite for dogs. 1 injection protects for 6 months. Rebates available for each injection.


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.