This section of parasitipedia.net offers information on commercial brands of antiparasitic drugs for dogs and cats most used in English-speaking countriesm(focus on US, UK and Australia).
There are basically three types of brands:
- WORMER DRUGS, for worm control, mainly against gastrointestinal parasites, some of them for heartworm prevention as well;
- FLEA + HEARTWORM DRUGS, for combined worm and flea (sometimes also tick) control;
- FLEA + TICK + LICE DRUGS, for the control of external parasites.
To select an option click on the links in the list above, or in the corresponding menu.
The information provided in the article on specific brands is a complement to what product labels usually contain, particularly regarding:
- active ingredients
- chemical classes to which the active ingredients belong
- delivery forms or formulations
- whether generics are available or not
- resistance development, etc.
Antiparasitics for dogs and cats can be grouped in two major categories:
- against external parasites such as fleas, ticks, mites, lice, etc.
- against internal parasites (also called wormers) such as heartworms, roundworms, tapeworms and flukes.
A few antiparasitic drugs target some external and some internal parasites at the same time, often because they contain a mixture of active ingredients.
To learn more about general aspects of antiparasitic drugs read the article in this site on parasiticides.