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Hi Kara, I checked with Sabine and asked for her opinion. Here's her reply.
"I'm not a fan of the spinosad in it (this is also the active ingredient in Comfortis), as the fleas actually have to bite and suck blood in order to ingest the pesticide. In other words, yes, it kills fleas, but not before they can bite.
The milbemycin oxime is ok, it's also the active ingredient in Interceptor. BUT - big but - Interceptor can be given in a much smaller dose than prescribed to still safely prevent a heartworm infection (commonly known as the "safeheart dosage") and you can't do that with the Trifexis, or it won't be effective against fleas."
Dave and Molly
Ian Dunbar was awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award from I.P.D.T.A. Here's a picture of me accepting the award on his behalf.
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