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04-12-2014 07:57 PM
TAR HEEL MOM I have used trifexis on my 4 year old lab and my 2 year old GSD all their lives with no side effects. However...having said that....I think I am getting ready to switch to Nexguard because of the tick protection that Trifexis doesn't have. Ticks have been really bad here already this year. I guess I will use HG plus with the Nexguard.
04-12-2014 03:24 PM
wyoung2153 I have always been weary of trifexis.. but I recently started Titan with Nexgard as well. We'll be on Month 3 using it and he is doing very well. It's new and it's cheaper than most I found.

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04-12-2014 02:59 PM
Stosh A friend used Trifexis and her dog became very ill- vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy. The ER vet said he's seen several similar cases. Luckily her dog survived. Not willing to try it myself. I use Vectra topical with good results.
04-12-2014 01:08 PM
Originally Posted by llombardo View Post
I'm trying Nexgard for a couple months. I also use the Scalibor flea collar. I have a homemade spray for in between and I also put DE on them and in their food. I don't like fleas and I hate ticks.
Interesting... I had not heard of Nexguard. It sounds like it could be a safer alternative, which would be worth the extra $$$. Do your dogs have any reaction to it? What kind of homemade spray do you use? Im looking to find a flea repellent recipe to spray on my dog when I take him out on walks. So far I have found only one flea at a time on him on three different occasions... but now that he had his last set of vaccinations, I'll be taking him to places more frequented by dogs... and probably fleas lol
04-12-2014 01:02 PM
lokimonster Thank you all for sharing! I'm thinking I will at least try other options for now... Can't wait to get back to the PNW where fleas are not so much of a problem!
04-10-2014 08:47 PM
DHau The first time I used it, Tosca vomited. I was warned by the vet that was a possibility and that the 2nd time she took it, she would be fine. That was all true and had no side effects since taking it.

Now recently a fellow member here told me that her dog had allergies and this drug had complicated it even more. I wondered if this was a possibility in my case because last year Tosca's allergies were the worst ever experienced. I originally attributed it to rain and mold but now I am not so sure. I am giving her herbal supplements and digestive enzymes and no Trifexis. So far, mild scratching and little paw licking. This year I am going to skip the Trifexis and see how it goes. Usually we have staph infections by this time of year and thus far nothing warranting a trip to the vet. Knock on wood. I will know as time goes by if Trifexis had anything to do with her past skin problems.
04-10-2014 06:10 PM
llombardo I'm trying Nexgard for a couple months. I also use the Scalibor flea collar. I have a homemade spray for in between and I also put DE on them and in their food. I don't like fleas and I hate ticks.
04-10-2014 04:45 PM
erintaylor1995 My pup has also used trifexis since I got him and I really like it. It works on fleas really well.

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04-10-2014 04:44 PM
GSDAlphaMom I'm in north Texas and only use it once a year. I am fortunate though to not have a flea issue.

I would be concerned about long term effects of Trifexes even if the dog tolerated it in the short term.
04-10-2014 04:17 PM
Gretchen Once I read this article a few months ago, I stopped it. Molly also was lethargic the last time we gave it to her. I don't give flea meds year round, but in TX, I imagine you need to. So now I space the heartworm and flea meds a couple weeks apart so my dog is not getting too much poison at one time.
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