|02-23-2014 08:35 PM|
I use Advantix II and Heartguard. I thought about switching to Sentinel before (because it'd save me about $120 a year). I can't recall exactly why, but I ended up sticking with what I know. I vaguely remember finding something about Sentinel's effectiveness not being up to par with the others.
Of course, I live in an area where fleas don't have a season and dogs basically have a 100% chance of getting heartworms if left out for more than 5 minutes without protection.
Have you asked your vet what they would suggest?
|02-23-2014 04:42 PM|
More digging maybe helpful this time?
DogAware.com News Archive: Heartworm Preventive Effectiveness
|02-23-2014 04:36 PM|
Ivermectin in Heartworm Prevention Medicines for Collie Breeds - Safety with the MDR1 Gene Mutation
Not taking a stand here just putting it out there.
|02-23-2014 04:26 PM|
|02-23-2014 04:25 PM|
I live in a low risk area myself less of a gamble for me. People that live in a high risk area need to do what's best for there dog.
The site came up in regards to Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. The information seemed reasonable to me? If you see a problem with the site let me know and I'll stop using it. Or I'll put a caution on holistic approaches to HW preventive in high risk areas if I do use it.
I tend to think reasonable people are capable of making an informed decision in regards to where they live and there dog but...yeah,
In any case a cautions is here now!
|02-23-2014 04:22 PM|
|02-23-2014 03:55 PM|
Not to mention I never hear of a doggie dermatologist. Just curious.
|02-23-2014 03:50 PM|
|02-23-2014 03:36 PM|
I'm shifting away from Ivermectin-based HW meds because I have the misfortune of being in an area where a recent university study at Auburn confirmed what has long been rumored: there's an ivermectin-resistant form of HW developing in the Mississippi delta. Resistance is supposedly still very rare, but I keep running into people whose dog's tested + after being on an ivermectin-based product. That could be a compliance issue (missing a dose, believing misinformed internet advice that it's not necessary year round, or believing nonsense posted on some website that you can do it just every few months), or it could be a resistance issue...who knows.
Advantage Multi is supposed to be the only one the study found absolutely no resistance to (yet)...so that's what we're shifting to. Having taken two through HW treatment, I never want to do it again.
|02-22-2014 02:03 PM|
|Stosh||Since I live on a lake in TX I have no choice but to use preventives. My dog gets a heartworm preventive injection every six months and I used Vectra for fleas and ticks. My herding trainer used Frontline and believes it has caused fertility problems in her border collies. They can get pregnant, they just can't keep the litters Three dogs, bred to different males and not one litter|
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