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04-22-2014 09:58 PM
MsAnneThrope We are in Texas. For heartworm prevention, we use nuheart (generic Heartgard/active ingredient: Ivermectin); for fleas and ticks, we use Frontline Plus, and if we are going to an area with high insect populations, we use Musca-ban Insecticidal Spray.

I also regularly deworm them. We are currently using Aristopet All Wormer Tablets, but used Fido's Closasole Wormer in the past-they both work great! We switched because Aristopet was more economical for our particular situation.

All the products I use are from petshed.com, an Australian company, so all the products comply with Australian regulations. Interestingly enough, I have actually had better luck with the Australian products, specifically, Frontline Plus.

My wallet is particularly thankful to petshed.com!
04-21-2014 11:12 PM
enh811 We have used heart guard for heart worm and will probably stick with that. We use vectra for fleas & ticks. However, I'm not sure if the topical stuff is good for their skin or not? Does anyone have any thoughts or experience where Vectra or any topical medications have dried out their dogs skin?


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04-21-2014 04:48 PM
pineconeforestGSD got our garlic bug off from sunshine and ticks are a thing of the past.
my wife and I still get them but Teana does not.\her garlic breath took some getting used to,but ticks are a thing of her past.its a true miracle as we live in a forest with mega-ticks.
04-21-2014 03:16 PM
JanaeUlva Sentinel for HW and Parastar for fleas & ticks.
I ordered Bug Off garlic chewables that I am going to try.
04-21-2014 10:53 AM
LaRen616 Nexgard and Heartgard
04-21-2014 09:49 AM
shemeld135 Has anone tried this? Its called Ticked Off

TICKED OFF provides all natural, chemical free relief from fleas and ticks. It is made of safe hydrolyzed silica and safe Southern Red Cedar Oil...

(Commercial Flea and Tick Products - Dog and Cat Vitamins | Dog and Cat Heath | Flea Spray)
04-12-2014 07:12 PM
VTGirlT Frontline doesn't work in Vermont according to most Vermont Vets, and i would agree with them.. It never worked for any of our dogs.

Vectra has worked well for ticks and fleas. We have a lot of nasty ticks here and also mosquitoes.

And i will always use Heartguard.
In the dead of winter, i use revolution, because i dont have to worry about ticks and it covers flea and heartworms, etc..
However, I love Vectra because it kills on contact, the ticks don't have to bite first, so i use that one and heartgurad in the summer, because Vectra does NOT cover heartworm. The last thing I want my dog to get is Heartworms, which is why i give hearguard specifically in the summer.

Summary:
Winter she gets just revolution. As it covers flea, heartworm and ticks (it is not on label because it takes a while for the ticks to die). But i do not have to worry about ticks in the winter anyways.
Summer, spring, fall she gets Vectra and HeartGuard. Covering fleas and ticks (kills on contact) and Heartworms.
04-12-2014 06:50 PM
vicky2200 We use Revolution.
04-12-2014 02:39 PM
nktigger99 I may try the garlic stuff as a back up.....my grandfather used to feed his dogs sulfur mixed in bacon fat and it always seemed to work

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04-12-2014 10:43 AM
jocoyn I could only vote on one thing but I use Ivomec for HW and Garlic for Fleas/Ticks
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