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Old 03-21-2012, 01:44 PM
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Default Flea/Tick & HW - What do you use?

What do y'all use for flea/tick and heartworm meds and where's the cheapest you've found it?

I use Vectra 3D or K9 Advantix sice Frontline or Frontline Plus doesn't work around here, and they get Iverhart Plus for HW. Will be ordering from Drs Foster & Smith this year if it's not cheaper than my vet. The Vectra I usually get the biggest tube possible and figure out dosage and divide it between the crew.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:26 PM
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Sentinel or Heartgard and Frontline Plus or Certifect.
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:45 PM
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For fleas/ticks/mosquitoes. Mostly nothing.. ever since the raw switch we haven't had much of a problem (and Miami is BAD for fleas/ticks)

but we do spray them with Azmira organic neem spray once in a while, especially before walks in the park/long grass areas. Works great and repels fleas, ticks, mosquitoes,

Heart worm? Nothing.
They get blood work done/checked every year.. are healthy.. live indoors.. and have never had a problem with mosquitoes.
We also add a bit of garlic to their raw meals once in a while. That's supposed to help

I also check them after every walk for anything and they get brushed/baby wiped pretty often.

We used to go through HELL with my mom's dog with heart guard and k9 advantix and frontline (which did NOTHING) and it was a constant battle. These days it isn't a problem.

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Old 03-21-2012, 03:35 PM
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Umm... nothing. Never had a problem, it really isn't a problem in the city, and if I can avoid putting chemicals on/in her, I do.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:28 PM
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We use a holistic vet and get black walnut tincture for heartworm prevention, nothing else really for fleas or ticks. I don't think there's much risk for ticks around my area though.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:36 PM
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I use liquid ivermectin for hearworm, every 6 weeks during the summer (late spring and early fall too). I hate useing it but heartworm is very prevalent here so....tough call.

Fleas I only treat if there is an outbreak. Hadnt had to treat for years and years until recently. Frontline plus was not working so we switched to advantage.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:39 PM
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Heartgard and Frontline, usually... although so far this year I haven't seen anything about our reps giving us free stuff. So I may just skip the Frontline this year since I don't have a tick/flea problem. And I think I still have some Heartgard from last year.

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Old 03-21-2012, 05:39 PM
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Used to use ivermectin, but now that Zander is 100% mine, I use nothing. Not to mention, I don't think there is much of an issue with those little buggers around here. Maybe too cold/too dry?

ETA: Our vet back in MS did say that she only wanted the dogs on Heartgaurd because it would "cover our butts" if they did happen to get it. AKA: the **** doesn't work, or ceased to in that area. But if the dogs were on it, and got it, the company would pay for vet expenses.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:52 PM
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I get Frontline, Heartgard and Trifexis for free. I use Trifexis in the winter and Frontline/Heartgard in the summer. I use Advantix on Gavroche if there are a lot of mosquitoes because he gets big welts from them.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:04 PM
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No heartworm here and very little flea and tick issues. They don't thrive in our climate.

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