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Hello all.

Approx 2 weeks ago we gave our new pup Kaiser a worming tablet (heart and intestinal).

I have since bought a pack of advocate flea and worm treatment and was wondering if it's okay to apply this to my pup now even though he had a worming tablet only 2 weeks ago. He is just over 10 weeks old.

Thanks for your help.

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Did you have a prescription for the heartworm meds? What does your Vet recommend?
 

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Uh...NO, absolutely not. Applying spot-on treatments is toxic #1, #2 according to the enviromental protection agencies testing and adverse reaction database - spot-on's should not be used in puppies and/or under the age of 3yrs.

Reactions are gastro-intestinal, skin issues, seizures and death

But it's up to you...even if the "active" ingredient is considered a lesser toxin than another - the inert ingredients are questionable - do to a grandfather clause for the manufacturing of pesticides (which these treatments fall under) - companies do NOT have to reveal their "inert" ingredients as a way to prevent the competition from manufacturing the same. It was a way to secure their "secret ingredients"

The pet HW/flea/tick drug companies have scrupulously used this to protect their products

The EPA is working to change this.

Google inert ingredients - all you will find on products is "active", they will not tell you what else is in it...try e-mailing a company and ask - see what they say;)
 

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