Tick Prevention

Ticks are becoming more and more prevalent in North America, and they’re now being found in areas where people and pets didn’t previously encounter ticks. These parasites aren’t just a nuisance; they can cause serious—and sometimes deadly—diseases, including Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, babesiosis, ehrlichiosis, and tick paralysis. Contact us immediately if your pet starts coughing or has joint pain, trouble breathing, fever, weakness, or loss of appetite, weight, energy, or coordination.

The best method for keeping ticks off your pet is by keeping your dog or cat on a tick preventive. Even indoor-only pets are at risk because ticks can hitch a ride inside on your clothing or shoes. Tick preventives are safe and highly effective at controlling ticks and the diseases they carry. Call us to get your pet protected today!

Don’t panic if you find a tick on your dog or cat, even if your pet is on a preventive. Some preventives kill ticks after they’ve come in contact with your pet. Ticks can hide easily under your pet’s fur, so as an added measure of protection, we recommend checking your pet for ticks every time your pet comes in from outside. And don’t hesitate to ask us any questions you might have.

Here at Greenfield Animal Hospital for spot on topical prevention we generally recommend the products below as some of the safest and most effective preventatives. Feel free to call us at anytime to discuss the products below or to order your pets next dose!

Topical Solutions/Once Monthly:

Dogs: Advantix II
advantix w-tube
repels; all flea life cycles, ticks, repels mosquitoes, biting flies and lice
Frontline Plus II
all flea life cycles & ticks
Advantage Multi II
repels; all flea life cycles, heartworm, intestinal parasite prevention (NO tick prevention)
Cats: Frontline Plus II
frontline cats
all flea life cycles & ticks
Advantage Multi II
repels; all flea life cycles, heartworm, ear mites, intestinal parasite prevention (NO tick prevention)
revolution cats1
flea, heartworm, ear mites, intestinal parasite prevention (NO tick

Seresto Collars – 8 Month Flea & Tick Protection for Dogs & Cats

Collar lasting 8 months providing continual protection against Fleas & Ticks! Collar is non-scented, non-greasy & waterproof!

Come in today to get one for your pet and receive a $15 Mail in Rebate while they last!


seresto collarsIn recent years, Bayer (the same company who manufactures Advantix & Advantage Multi) introduced a revolutionary new technology to control fleas and ticks in the form of a collar. In past years, flea and tick collars have seemed to decrease in efficacy. Most have a constant smell that can be aggravating to you and your pet and can be greasy or not safe for small children playing with the pet. Not this collar!

The Seresto collar has sustained release for up to 8 months and works on a concentration gradient based delivery system. The active ingredients of Seresto are contained within the Bayer Polymer Matrix which the collar is made of. The collar ONLY releases the active ingredients if it senses your pets hair and binds to each individual hair follicle. If the pet looses hair or the product falls off the hair shaft, it moves from the adjacent hair shaft to the empty one(s) until each shaft is covered again!

You can also rest assured the Seresto collar is SAFE if your pet is around small children or other pets, including cats. Bayer submersed their collar in water for 10+ minutes. When the collar was removed and the water was tested, there was NO residue detected in the water. Also, the Seresto collars made for Dogs are the exact collars made for Cats but in a different package!

The collar is water resistant so there is no need to remove it during swimming and bathing. Bayer’s general guideline states to retain the 8 month duration, your pet must not be bathed more than once monthly. If so, the duration is decreased to 6 months.


Oral Solutions / Once Monthly:

Dogs: Nexgard
non-repellent; kills 100% of fleas & ticks in 24 hours

Vet Services
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Rehab & Fitness Center
Greenfield Animal Hospital is proud to announce that our new small animal rehabilitation and fitness center is now open! This is a brand new state of the art facility houses numerous modalities.

Pet Salon & Spa
Utilizing part of the upstairs building, Greenfield Animal Hospital added on a full time Salon & Spa Grooming services in the Fall of 2012, to further provide all in one experience for you and your pet!