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Flea/Tick prevention

So I had been ordering Nexguard chewables from Pet Mega Store and now they don't sale to the USA anymore. I would like to use the chewables because the topical is too messy. Anyone else use chewable flea/tick prevention? I need suggestions on getting it cheaper than what vet office offers.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-11-2015, 07:22 PM
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I always used Frontline with a lot of luck.

This summer the vet recommended Bravecto. It's one chewable and it lasts for 3 months.
It cost around 50.00.
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So I had been ordering Nexguard chewables from Pet Mega Store and now they don't sale to the USA anymore. I would like to use the chewables because the topical is too messy. Anyone else use chewable flea/tick prevention? I need suggestions on getting it cheaper than what vet office offers.
Why can't you buy Nexgard from another source? I buy from Drsfosters.

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There were dogs dying from one of the chewables. Not sure what the brand was.

I gave up on flea and tick prevention. I figure when I see a flea, I am going to hit all the dogs with both barrels, flea bath, and then the next day hit them with advantage or revolution, and maybe the next month repeat. I decided this about four years ago. My dogs have not had any prevention in that time. I am hoping by eliminating pesticides as a prevention, I may prevent disease from the pesticides. But if they are being attacked, I will get involved.

My problem is black flies and I and the dogs have been tormented by the nasty monsters. Occasionally I will use fly spray, or swat, both of which helps.

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Agree -- if there's a product you like, buy it from a legitimate US pet pharmacy -- it's still cheaper than the vet. It's $61.95 for 3 pills from KVsupply.com in Nebraska (a Vet-VIPPS accredited pharmacy).

These products are getting blocked from import because the cheapo foreign importers are likely sending in unlicensed gray-market goods not intended for the US market, not produced in FDA-inspected facilities.
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My vet gave us lots of heartguard, bravecto revolution etc for both dogs and it is all sitting in a closet because it freaks me out and I don't want to feed them pesticides.
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Anna, don't let that stuff expire. If you aren't going to use it, please donate it to a good rescue or shelter in your area that can put it to good use. If you don't know of one, PM me and I can help you find one--that stuff is pure gold to rescues and shelters as it is very expensive and a big item in the budget.

I worry about you skipping the HW prevention. Heartworm prevention is much less scary than getting heartworms -- or going through the horrible, expensive 2-month long treatment. Here's what heartworms look like in the heart and lungs:
https://www.heartwormsociety.org/vet...artworm-images
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