|03-20-2014 11:22 AM|
|03-20-2014 10:36 AM|
For most people in most of the country, ivermectin-based products would likely be the most common, least expensive choice (oldest and most widely used preventative) -- Heartgard, Iverhart, Pet Trust, etc. They tend to contain the same amount of ivermectin as an active ingredient, in a chew or a flavor tab. Heartgard sold through vets may have a guarantee (meaning they pay for treatment if the dog gets HW and you've been on year-round preventative, properly testing); you pay considerably less for the same active ingredient with one of the generics like Iverhart and Pet Trust (but you may not get that same guarantee).
Pet Trust Plus is sold through Walmart Pharmacy with your vet's RX for about $5/mo. ($30/6 mo.):
Why PetTrust Plus? | PetTrust Plus
|03-19-2014 12:23 PM|
|LaRen616||I use NexGard and HeartGard|
|03-19-2014 12:12 PM|
|maxdog630||I'm trying not to research online because its difficult to sort out the "truths". What do you suggest as a heartworm preventative? Yes, my dog will be two soon and I have not used anything yet. I have had her tested but I'm just unsure which medication is the safest. I've never done flea topicals either and to be honest I really don't plan on it. I just spray some of the mosquito repellant that we use on a paper towel and wipe her down a bit... I know heart worm is another story - I just don't know which medication to get.|
|03-12-2014 12:06 AM|
|03-11-2014 10:54 PM|
|TAR HEEL MOM||I am considering switching to Nexgard and also using Heartguard Plus with it. I currently use Trifexis for both of mine. I have never had a tick issue, but have already taken one OUT of Tar's neck (buried head) and found three deer ticks crawling on Jocassee when we came out of the woods last weekend. Every dog that has come into the shelter this winter has still had fleas, and we have gotten several dogs in with multiple ticks. They are really bad this year already. I think I'm gonna need a tick preventative and I REFUSE to use a Preventic collar. I still have a month of Trifexis left, but my vet and I agreed that a switch might be in order.|
|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|
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