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A vet visit once a year is necessary for every pet. This helps to solve some hidden health issues that your pet might be facing from a long time. A regular checkup solves many of the covered issues and helps your furry companion to stay healthy. Whereas, there are numerous small issues for which you may think it’s not necessary to visit your vet but you do want a reliable answer that would support you to take care of your pet.

There are numerous questions that come to our vet, which have been disclosed here to help you get the fair idea about what usually pet parents have common questions to ask about their pet’s health care and the most common problems their furry friends face.


I just got these kittens about 2 weeks ago. They seem to have been treated for tapeworms but I found a roundworm on our kitchen floor a day ago. I dont have the money to go to the vet but I was wondering if you had a generic brand of revolution, or if you could tell me a single treatment for fleas and worms. Thanks.

Vet Answer:

Unfortunately, there isn’t any generic product equivalent to Revolution, but there are treatments for fleas and internal parasites which are non prescription. For example, for fleas you can use Advantage, Advantage II or Frontline Plus. The kitten needs to be at least 8 weeks old if you use one of these products. For internal parasites you can use Popantel or Felex Paste, the treatment for internal parasites should be repeated after 2 weeks.


I was wondering if there is a tablet for cats for fleas?

Vet Answer:

Yes, there are tablets available for flea prevention for cats. The product is called Capstar. Please see below for some information about this product:

Capstar is indicated for the treatment of fleas on dogs and cats.

Dosage and administration

Capstar tablets are administered orally at a minimum recommended dose of 1mg/2.2lbs

Capstar tablets should be given orally, either directly into the mouth or mixed into a small portion of food and given immediately. Administer on any day when fleas are seen on the animal. No more than one treatment should be given per day.



Special precautions for use

Do not use on animals less than 4 weeks old or weighing less than 2.2lbs

Further information

Effects on fleas may be seen as soon as 15 minutes after administration. Between 95% and 100% efficiency is observed within the first 6 hours and 100% efficiency is reached within 24 hours.

To help prevent re-infestation, the additional use of a suitable treatment to control immature stages of the flea life cycle in the environment is recommended.

Nitenpyram is neither embryotoxic nor teratogenic. It can be given to animals at all stages of pregnancy or lactation.


Poncho is 19 months old and his weight is 10.3 lbs and I want to buy Advantage. I am not sure which one to buy small dog pack or medium dogs pack?

Vet Answer:

If your dog has few fleas, I recommend to use small dogs and if lot of fleas, go with medium size. It applies to all pack size.


My dog has seizures, and has been diagnosed with Epilepsy. They have gotten increasingly worse, more frequent and lasting longer. I need to know which drugs are effective. She is taking Zonisimide, compounded for dogs. The Phenobarbital she had been on has caused some liver damage. Please tell what other treatments are available.

Vet Answer:

The epilepsy treatment has side effects on the liver but to prevent this problem you should administer liver protection at all times. A good medication to provide protection to the liver would be one that contains the active ingredient, Silymarin.


My Ethel is 12 years old. She is perfect when she walks but when she plays with my kids or runs, she is facing a problem in her left knee. What should I do to remove this pain?

Vet Answer:

I would recommend you to use Rimadyl or Previcox as we have seen good result with these treatment. Also provide sufficient vitamins with glucosamine. If the problem remains after a month, consult your Vet.

These are the common queries that come through our experienced vets’ desk. For the most common flea and tick infestation or intestinal worm infection, vets usually recommend preventive measures. This would safeguard your four-legged companion from minor health issues.

For any of your query for your pet health, you can avail our online free service of ‘Ask a Vet’. Our certified and experienced vets would always be eager to help you out with your pet’s health problem.


Jesse McDaniel is an animal activist that raises concerns and spreads awareness regarding pet health issues. She is also a self-proclaimed pet lover who tends to support many pet shelters, assisting them with supplies and medical aid on a regular basis.