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Old 06-08-2013, 09:21 PM
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I use Heartguard for heartworms.

I use Vets Best for fleas/ticks - it's an essential oils spray, I just use it when we're going to be in a heavy area.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:22 PM
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I use Heartguard and Frontline.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:29 PM
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Heartguard and Frontline.
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:44 PM
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I still have Interceptor leftover that I'm using for the bigger dogs, but I ran out of StiXxX's size... so he's on Ivermectin. Once the Interceptor runs out, the big dogs will be on it as well.

For fleas/ticks, I either use AdvantixII or Frontline Plus. I have to be careful with the Advantix because of the cats, but I usually lock them in a room and put the dogs outside for a few while the product dries... then by the time that occurs, it's bed time and the dogs are either crated or in my room, still separated from the cats.

I have used and LOVE Trifexis, but it is not cost effective for five dogs, most of which are 60+ lbs.
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Old 06-09-2013, 01:35 PM
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Trifexis here. Argon was one of the dogs who had a terrible reaction to it, but its the only thing that is reliably killing fleas here. The others seem to tolerate it well
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:01 PM
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Heartgard and either Frontline Plus or Certifect (Frontline + low dose amitraz).

Has anybody used that longterm use (8 months I think?) flea/tick collar, Seresto? It's supposed to repel fleas and ticks as well as kill them. We have tons of ticks here, and while Frontline reliably *kills* them, I still end up pulling dead ticks off my dogs, which is gross.
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Old 06-09-2013, 02:08 PM
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Heartgard and either Frontline Plus or Certifect (Frontline + low dose amitraz).

Has anybody used that longterm use (8 months I think?) flea/tick collar, Seresto? It's supposed to repel fleas and ticks as well as kill them. We have tons of ticks here, and while Frontline reliably *kills* them, I still end up pulling dead ticks off my dogs, which is gross.
We just started carrying it at my work, haven't sold too many of them yet. We watched some training videos on it, and it seemed legit. *shrug*

It's pretty pricy, around $70 I think, which throws a lot of people off. However, if it is truly effective for 8 months, and the flea/tick season where you live is 8 months or longer, then it would end up potentially being cheaper than Frontline (which we sell for $45) - you'd be paying $8-10/month rather than $15/month.
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Thanks so much for all of your answers!!
We've been using Trifexis for Mollie for at least a year, and she has never shown any adverse reactions, even though she is at the bottom of the weight range (she's 63 lbs. and the range is 60-120). So I'm concluding that it's fine for her. Most of the stories I've heard were about the first administration of Trifexis.
We used to use Frontline and Heartguard, but later she had a huge flea problem which the Frontline just couldn't control. It is a bit worrying that Trifexis is not proven to cover ticks, but we don't have a lot of ticks around here. If I start noticing any tick activity I'll probably switch her over to another medication, maybe like K9 Advantix. (Is that how it's spelled? LOL!)
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Heartguard for heartworms, and occasionally Frontline if they need it. For those that use Bug Off, how well does it work?
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Old 07-04-2013, 04:45 AM
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Heart guard and activyl tick plus. I'm also curious about the seresto collars.
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