Flea/tick/heartworm prevention--what do you use...

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  1. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    for your dog?

    I've been using Interceptor for heartworm, and Advantage for fleas and ticks. I've been seeing the ads for Trifexis, which claims to control it all. :dog:

    Thinking about a change, anyone try it?
     
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    NipplesAndToes23 Not TBTE Material VIP

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    Rubbers.
     
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    RH Goatcabin Old Sea Captain VIP

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    I have a cat. :nojj:
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    :wtf:
     
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    keywordpk Perpetual Geek Gold

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    We just started Lennon on her first dose of Trifexis. Our vet recommended it.
     
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    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    it saves me $20, over using the two different medicines. I think I'll give it a try once I finish up the Interceptor
     
  7. bill

    bill Goofballa from Ding Dong U VIP Gold

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    Duke reacted very badly to Trifexis last year. Vomiting, lethargy. He was very sick. He is back on Frontline. All these drugs are very powerful pesticides, I wish I didn't have to give them to him, but there isn't much alternative.
     
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    Yeah, I've used Trifexis. it does not prevent fleas, it just stops their eggs, for flea prevention I use food grade diatamaceous earth and lavender oil.
     
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    keywordpk Perpetual Geek Gold

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    Oh, wow! Poor Duke, that sucks! At this point, I don't think she's had a negative reaction to it but that's something to keep an eye out for. She's also been on two other medications for roundworm (almost done with that one) and one for coccacidia (sp) that was a 3 day powder in her food.
     
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    You don't. search online, if you live in a cold climate a dog cannot get heartworm if it gets above 67 degrees. You really only need it every 3 months. It doesn't prevent heartworm, it's a treatment.

    Have you gotten your polio or smallpox vaccine this year? It's a scam to make money to vaccinate your dog every year with the same vaccine over and over and bad for them. Vets are pet medication salesmen.
     
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    bill Goofballa from Ding Dong U VIP Gold

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    The bad thing is, it wasn't his first treatment. It was like the 4th.
     
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    bill Goofballa from Ding Dong U VIP Gold

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    I live in the South.

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  13. Mlaw

    Mlaw Quite Contrarian VIP Gold

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    I'm pretty sure it's 57 degrees straight
     
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    I don't have a dog.

    And maybe you should try a shower and change your sheets.
     
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    Advantage for the cats. Sparingly though- that shit's not good for them.
     
  17. Lemmy

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    Revolution. Flea/tick/heartworm combo. With a prescription can get it at Costco or Drs Foster & Smith (online) for best prices. No issues with Jackie taking it.
     
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    Comfortis - Its an oral medication for fleas and a little spendy but works incredibly well for dogs with flea allergies :grad:
     
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    more people should know about this stuff
     
  20. face palm

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    fuck
    now I have to like dogstar