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Trifexis???

Trifexis heartworm medication is what my vet has changed to..but I am not sure if it is because it is more expensive...sorry I am always doubting. My PW friends say they don't use it as they don't think it has been tested enough...are any of you using it??? If not what are you using?? Our dogs have to be on it all year long in my location. Thanks Flynn

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Panda has been on Trifexis since last summer. She couldn't tolerate any of the liquid flea/tick preventatives so this was our next best option. We haven't had any problems as long as she has eaten a good size meal before taking the Trifexis. Otherwise, it has upset her stomach. It has been effective - she has had 0 fleas, and one seed tick on her tummy that was attached, but dead (even though it is not advertised for ticks). So far, we are ok with it and our vet has not seen any adverse reactions to it....

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My vet is suggesting going back to heartgard. I am hoping novartis gets their act together before I run out of their interceptor.




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I had my two on Trifexis last Spring and Summer. The only way Buffy would take it was wrapped in cream cheese. She never had any problems with it. Buster, on the other hand, hated the smell, even when covered with cream cheese. He would spit it out each time, so I had to put it down his throat. The last time I gave it to him, he threw it back up a few minutes later. Maybe his stomach had been too empty.

The problem for him was the smell, I think. It smells extremely medicine-y.



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I hear there is a problem with it in brood bitches also. The testing is said to have been limited, so it is difficult to tell. I am hoping to get more replies, and not sure what to do, but thinking about going back to Sentinel.. I always like to hear what people on HF have to say...

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Gucci has been on it for 6 months or so and is fine. THe first few times she had a bit of diarrhea, but that seems to have corrected itself.

I hadn't heard anything bad about it, but do know I haven't seen one single flea on her since we put her on it,

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My vet is suggesting going back to heartgard. I am hoping novartis gets their act together before I run out of their interceptor.
Did she have you spread it out to every 6 weeks to try to hold you over? That's what she told me to do. She said he'd still be protected as long as I was very careful not to go ANY longer than 6 weeks. Doing it that way, I can get through the beginning of Oct. I HOPE they will be back in production by then!!!


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Did she have you spread it out to every 6 weeks to try to hold you over? That's what she told me to do. She said he'd still be protected as long as I was very careful not to go ANY longer than 6 weeks. Doing it that way, I can get through the beginning of Oct. I HOPE they will be back in production by then!!!
On another list I have been told that the problem with Narvatis is that there is cross contamination in the plant, with some human drugs...and they are trying to get that under control before the pet medication will be back in production. As of yesterday they had no date set for the pet medication to resume.

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I had my two on Trifexis last Spring and Summer. The only way Buffy would take it was wrapped in cream cheese. She never had any problems with it. Buster, on the other hand, hated the smell, even when covered with cream cheese. He would spit it out each time, so I had to put it down his throat. The last time I gave it to him, he threw it back up a few minutes later. Maybe his stomach had been too empty.

The problem for him was the smell, I think. It smells extremely medicine-y.
My two will NOT take it wrapped in anything. I have to give it to them the old fashioned way..don't like doing that..I am not against advancements but sometimes feel not enough testing is done and the vets all jump on the bandwagon when it might not be in the pets best interest. JMHO

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On another list I have been told that the problem with Narvatis is that there is cross contamination in the plant, with some human drugs...and they are trying to get that under control before the pet medication will be back in production. As of yesterday they had no date set for the pet medication to resume.
Yeah I know. It had nothing directly to do with Interceptor. But I'm SURE that pet meds are the very smallest part of their worries right now. I had also heard that there is not yet a date that they plan to get started again.
...If I can ONLY get to the cold weather before I run out, we have until next May to worry about it again!


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