Preventing Fleas, Ticks and Heartworms

General information and product comparison

How to Purchase Prevention for Your Pet

If your pet has visited PRCKC in the past 12 months:

Flea & Tick Prevention
If your pet has visited us within the last year and we have an up-to-date weight on file, you can conveniently purchase flea and tick medication through our online pharmacy.

Heartworm Prevention
Additionally, if we have completed a heartworm test in the last 6 months, you can also acquire heartworm prevention through our online pharmacy.

If your pet hasn't visited PRCKC in the past 12 months:

If your pet hasn’t received care from us in the past year, and we do not have updated weight or heartworm test records, you must schedule an appointment through our wellness department.

ProHeart Heartworm Prevention - Dogs

(In clinic, only)

ProHeart6 Injection + HWT – $45
(up to 20lbs)

ProHeart6 Injection + HWT – $60

ProHeart6 Injection + HWT – $75

ProHeart6 Injection + HWT – $85

ProHeart6 Injection + HWT – $100

ProHeart12 Injection + HWT – $125
(up to 50lbs)

ProHeart12 Injection + HWT – $175
(50.1 – 90lbs)

ProHeart12 Injection + HWT – $200
(90.1+ lbs)

Parasite Prevention - Dogs

Bravecto – $30
(3 Months)

Bravecto – $60
(6 Months)

Bravecto – $120
(12 Months)

Simparica Trio – $25
(1 Month)

Simparica Trio – $125
(3 Months)

Simparica Trio – $250
(6 Months)

Advantage Multi  – $20
(1 Month)

Advantage Multi  – $100
(6 Months)
Buy 5, get 1 free!

Advantage Multi – $200
(12 Months)
Buy 10, get 2 free!

Seresto Collars – $60
(Small Dog)

Seresto Collars – $75
(Large Dog)

Dog Bone

Dog Prevention Comparison

Prevention Table - Dogs

Parasite Prevention - Cats

Advantage Multi – $20
(1 Month)

Advantage Multi – $100
(6 Months)
Buy 5, get 1 free!

Advantage Multi – $200
(12 Months)
Buy 10, get 2 free!

Revolution Plus – $25
(1 Month)

Revolution Plus – $125
(6 Months)
Buy 5, get 1 free!

Revolution Plus – $225
(12 Months)
Buy 10, get 2 free!

Seresto Collars – $60

Cat Whiskers

Cat Prevention Comparison

Prevention Table - Cats

Flea, Tick & Parasite Prevention

Fleas and ticks are common in the midwest.

They aren’t just a bothersome pest that can cause itching and irritation on your pets or you. They also pose a risk to your health and that of your pet. When they attach themselves to a host (you or your pet) they suck blood and can transmit a number of diseases.

Although winter weather reduces the risk, a few days of warm weather over the winter months can make them active again. For this reason, year-round prevention is recommended in Kansas City.

PRCKC has a number of options to help you protect your pet from parasites. Check out our vaccination packages to learn more about what we offer.

Heartworm cycle chart

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Heartworm Prevention

What are heartworms and how can I tell if my pet has them?

Heartworms are internal parasites that infest an animal’s heart and vascular system. Their larvae enter your pet’s bloodstream through the bite of a common mosquito that previously bit a heartworm-positive dog. Those larvae then travel to the heart, grow into adults, and will begin to reproduce. If left untreated, heartworms are fatal.

They are most commonly seen in dogs, but can also be transmitted to cats. Only mosquitoes can transmit heartworms, so infection cannot pass between animals (dog-to-dog or dog-to-cat). People can become infected with heartworms by mosquitoes but it is very rare.

Lethargy, shortness of breath, coughing, and nosebleeds are all symptoms. Tragically, visible symptoms of heartworm infestation often don’t show for several months. This is why prevention is so important. Diagnosis of heartworm disease is typically done through blood tests. Cats are not routinely tested for heartworms because there is no definitive test or treatment for it.