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OUbrat79 02-21-2014 12:03 PM

Heartworm and flea prevention?
What does everyone use for Heartworm and flea prevention? I was going to order some for my boy off 1800petmeds because I'm running out of his heartgaurd and I was wanting to get something that works for both. I normally use comfortis for fleas but it would be so much easier to just have to remember 1 pill instead of 2. I have found Sentinel and Trifexis but I don't know which is better. I did notice that Trifexis is about twice the cost of Sentinel. Is one better than the other? Which one do you use? Please help, thanks.

ZoeD1217 02-21-2014 12:05 PM

We use Sentinel. However...Our vet said it wouldn't be enough to protect against fleas here in Florida...So we are still trying to figure out what we will do.

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Blanketback 02-21-2014 12:20 PM

This is just a suggestion, but I'd ask a mod to add your location to the thread title. You guys down south have a real battle down there, and what I use up north probably wouldn't be valuable advise and might just end up confusing you, lol.

Chip18 02-21-2014 01:53 PM

Had it at hand!

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MichaelE 02-21-2014 02:53 PM

Trifexis. I've never seen a flea on Lisl.

Springbrz 02-21-2014 03:02 PM

I use Sentinel and Frontline plus topical in VA. I like that Trifexis is one pill but we have a tick problem that Trifexis doesn't address. Plus Trifexis makes my girl puke. It's my understanding that Sentinel doesn't kill fleas, just breaks the life cycle so they don't reproduce. Someone correct me if I'm wrong. The topic kills fleas and tick thus why I use both for fleas and heartworm and other parasitic worms

MichaelE 02-21-2014 03:16 PM

Ticks aren't a problem around her. Make sure your dog has eaten before administering Trifexis.

I smash it to a powder and mix it in with mac & cheese.

Okin 02-21-2014 04:02 PM

Last time I went to the vet there is a new version of Sentinel that also protects against tapeworms.

Chip18 02-21-2014 05:01 PM


Originally Posted by MichaelE (Post 5062610)
Ticks aren't a problem around her. Make sure your dog has eaten before administering Trifexis.

I smash it to a powder and mix it in with mac & cheese.

I only try and help folks know what's going on with products I see on the market. I make no recommendations, I'll say what "I" would do if they ask.

It's all well and good that Trifexis hasn't killed your dog! If you want to advocate for it, why don't you go here:

and tell them how great the product is!

llombardo 02-21-2014 05:50 PM

I came home with trifexis for Midnite and returned it the next day. I could not take a chance with it after researching it. I use heartguard and frontline. I would like to move away from any topical, so I'm trying vinegar, almond oil, and peppermint oil mix.

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