Dog Site - Dog Stuff
Dog Forum | Dog Pictures

Go Back   Chazhound Dog Forum > Dog Discussions and Dog Talk Forums > Dog Health Care


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41  
Old 09-25-2009, 09:32 PM
Squishy22
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Now, I am curious what kind I have....

Read it once before and I dont remember.
Reply With Quote
  #42  
Old 09-25-2009, 09:36 PM
MH<3dogs's Avatar
MH<3dogs MH<3dogs is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cresco, PA
Posts: 512
Default

I didn't read all the replies but I am going through the same thing with Hannah right now.

I've never had a flea problem before and I hope I never have one AGAIN! Fleas normally leave behind tapeworms which Hannah now has. GRR! Frontline is not working for me anymore.

Today we went to the vet they did a fecal float but found no tapeworm eggs. But since I saw them they gave me Drontal Plus which I gave today and then will have to give again in 3 weeks. It costs $8.64 per pill (I needed 3). They also gave me a different type of flea preventative called Promeris and Revolution for my cats.

Did I mention how much I hate fleas?!?!?
__________________
Hannah & Rox
Reply With Quote
  #43  
Old 09-25-2009, 10:39 PM
Squishy22
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I highly recommend revolution. I've used it for dogs and cats. Works very well.

I used frontline on my dog this month, because I could not find a vet that had revolution. It was a last ditch effort to get rid of these fleas. The first few days he still had the **** fleas. For some odd reason I cant find a flea on him now . So I guess its working for the time being. But next month I am switching back to revolution since I found a vet that carries it, THANK GOD.

Fleas are easier to get rid of off your dogs than getting them out of your home. If you have a flea problem, I highly suggest treating your home with foggers, spray, and powder as well.
Reply With Quote
  #44  
Old 09-25-2009, 10:50 PM
dogsarebetter's Avatar
dogsarebetter dogsarebetter is offline
EVIL SHELTIES!!!!
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: kentucky
Posts: 3,999
Default

be VERY cautious about the promeris. so far i have heard nothing but bad about it. I lost two dogs (clients) this summer due to promeris. and three that i know of have had to stay a couple of nights at the vet hospital due to the promeris. Also there are reports of a great dane rescue that used it, almost all of the dogs had reactions ranging from tremors, to the runs!
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #45  
Old 09-25-2009, 11:20 PM
GlassOnion's Avatar
GlassOnion GlassOnion is offline
Thanks, and Gig 'em.
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tejas
Posts: 9,065
Default

Promeris has worked fine at our clinic, we've not had any reactions that we know of to it. However we try to lead people towards Advantage/Frontline just because they're tried and true. We do sell Promeris though.


Quote:
I've taken truffles to the vet many times (for vaccines & flea meds) and the vet has never mentioned heart worm preventative. I've never used it. None of my family has ever used it.

My vet has gone over many things and she never once brought up heart worm. Unusual or what? She went over MANY things, but not that.
Yah, your vet should probably be talking about heart worm preventative. Does she at least test for heart worms?

Quote:
Dont dogs contract heart worm from drinking contaminated water or from getting bitten?
No. The ONLY way for a dog to get heart worms is from a mosquito. The mosquito is required for the heart worm larvae (microfilaria) to develop into the stage necessary to infect the dog. Even if you take the microfilarids straight out of one dog and inject them IV into another dog, that dog won't develop heart worms because those microfilarids haven't passed through their intermediate host and aren't at the stage where they can even develop any further.



Quote:
while it is "officially" a general wormer, ive found the only thing effective, in this area at least, is pyrantel... it may be good against hook, but its useless against round in this area.
Trade name for pyrantel (or one of them at least) is Strongid. And it is indeed a very good wormer. But most HW preventatives are also good wormers in and of themselves.
__________________
Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, throughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming --- 'WOW, WHAT A RIDE!!!!' " - Author Unknown
Reply With Quote
  #46  
Old 09-26-2009, 07:01 AM
MH<3dogs's Avatar
MH<3dogs MH<3dogs is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cresco, PA
Posts: 512
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dogsarebetter View Post
be VERY cautious about the promeris. so far i have heard nothing but bad about it. I lost two dogs (clients) this summer due to promeris. and three that i know of have had to stay a couple of nights at the vet hospital due to the promeris. Also there are reports of a great dane rescue that used it, almost all of the dogs had reactions ranging from tremors, to the runs!
If I had a choice I would use nothing. While using the Frontline I would only reapply every 45 days and I don't use preventative during the winter. I applied the Promeris last night and Hannah is still standing hopefully the fleas aren't! I've never had this issue before and I'm kind of at wits end. I rent and my apt has carpet so I need to nip this issue in the butt before we are infested. I still can't understand how we got fleas in the first place! I do have a roommate that brings her dogs to other peoples homes when she dog sits and that's the only thing that is different this year.

I did buy this powder for the apt it costs $20 a bottle. I've found some more natural (and cheaper) ways to go about it online. I'm not having issues with fleas jumping out of the carpet but just because I don't see them doesn't mean they are not there. You wouldn't even know any of my critters have fleas they don't scratch themselves!
__________________
Hannah & Rox
Reply With Quote
  #47  
Old 09-26-2009, 09:58 AM
Lizmo's Avatar
Lizmo Lizmo is offline
Water Junkie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: AL
Posts: 17,300
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Squishy22 View Post
My vet has gone over many things and she never once brought up heart worm. Unusual or what? She went over MANY things, but not that.
Yeah, thats kind of scary.

I got Strongid wormer from my trainer for my last foster pup and it worked.
__________________

l ~Jennifer~ l
l Handler for Team Blazin' l Photographer at Joy Photography l Nikon D40X with 35mm 1.8 Nikkor Lens l
Reply With Quote
  #48  
Old 09-26-2009, 10:03 AM
Boemy's Avatar
Boemy Boemy is offline
Top Dog
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,481
Default

Are cats supposed to get heartworm vaccinations too? I'm not sure if mine have gotten shots for it. Guess it's time to pull out the old records . . .
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #49  
Old 09-26-2009, 10:56 AM
Lizmo's Avatar
Lizmo Lizmo is offline
Water Junkie
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: AL
Posts: 17,300
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Boemy View Post
Are cats supposed to get heartworm vaccinations too? I'm not sure if mine have gotten shots for it. Guess it's time to pull out the old records . . .
Heartworm Vaccines?
__________________

l ~Jennifer~ l
l Handler for Team Blazin' l Photographer at Joy Photography l Nikon D40X with 35mm 1.8 Nikkor Lens l
Reply With Quote
  #50  
Old 09-26-2009, 11:18 AM
GlassOnion's Avatar
GlassOnion GlassOnion is offline
Thanks, and Gig 'em.
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tejas
Posts: 9,065
Default

Preventative. Though you can get an injectable heart worm prevention.


And if you're really worried about it, you can give it to cats. Revolution is one example of HW prevention for cats.

Thing about cats is, one, they're less likely over all to get it. Two, if they do get it, there's few ways we can tell since our antigen tests don't work with cats and they're relatively asymptommatic. Three, there's no easy way to diagnose it in a cat other than 'Oh man, my cat suddenly died! Let's do a necropsy!"

For the most part, it's a non-issue in the feline variety. Heart worms in cats is a relatively new phenomenon (like we just saw it first happen in the last 40 years or so).
__________________
Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, throughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming --- 'WOW, WHAT A RIDE!!!!' " - Author Unknown
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:17 AM.


1997-2013 Chazhound Dog Site