Preventive Services

Flea Prevention and Control


FlePreventionFlea infestations can be difficult, time consuming, and at times feel overwhelming. Fleas cycle through their reproductive cycle at a fast pace and can take several months to completely eliminate from your pet’s body and your home. The best way to reduce and impede fleas from starting an infestation is to have your pet on flea prevention year round.

There are several different forms of flea prevention on the market, and Tri-County Veterinary Service is proud to carry many options for your pet. We supply monthly oral and topical preventions depending on your preference for how you wish to administer it. We also carry other brands and products on our online store that we may not have on hand at our offices.

Heartworm Prevention


HeartwormPrevention Heartworm disease is spread by the infected mosquito population and is extremely deadly if not prevented. After an infected mosquito bites your pet, the heartworm larva are passed into the bloodstream and are directed to the heart.

Here the larva grow and reproduce while causing damage to your pet’s heart, blood vessels, and lungs. This damage generates symptoms such as coughing, hacking, lethargy, and weight loss just to name a few. If not treated, heartworm disease becomes lethal.

Tri-County Veterinary Service offers many options for heartworm prevention. Whether you want to give a monthly chewable or a 12 month injection, we have choices to work with your lifestyle and budget. Of course, if we do not carry a specific product or prevention type in-house, we supply many more options through our online store for your convenience.

Tick Prevention


TickPreventionWith the rise of tick populations in North America, prevention is important for the wellbeing of your pets. Not only are they invasive pests, but they also carry many significant diseases, such as Lyme Disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and tick paralysis to name a few. Many of our flea preventions also protect against ticks and can kill them as soon as they come into contact with your pet. You should always check your pet as soon as they come in from outside and also be aware of your own clothes as ticks can latch onto you and come into your home this way.