Good Morning and welcome to Just answer. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
The good news is that the raccoon cannot catch the heartworm disease from the dog. the raccoon can catch heartworms after being bitten by a mosquito that is infected but this is rare. There is no preventative that is used on raccoons that I would consider safe but the chances of him getting this is very small.
Flea control that is for dogs and kittens such as Adams flea control is safe to use on raccoons in smaller doses. This ingredient is based on the Chrysanthemum plant and is non toxic and very effective.
Does that make sense to you?
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When you say Adams Flea control are you talking about the monthly topical treatment? I would assume that I would use the cat type within the correct weight range, is that correct. Is there any difference between Adams Flea control and another brand I may have such as Advantage.or Frontline?
Our real concern in the heartworm. You say it is uncommon, but heartworm is transmitted by mosquitoes so I would think if we have one heartworm positive pet the chance of another pet getting it would be greatly increased. Are you familiar with treating Raccoons? I would like to speak with someone that knows about the specific issues to raccoons. I have read on-line that some say raccoons can take the same heartworm and flea medicine as cats and dogs (just adjust for weight) but I do not know if that is based on medical information or just a guess.
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