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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-16-2007, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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fleas and worms

what medication do you use for fleas and worms? i am currently using revolution (dog has a beef allergy) but my breeder suggested avoiding the ointment on the back of the neck, it's poison that goes in their system and give them a heartworm pill once a month and spray them with neema spray during flea season. i live in cleveland but go to florida during the winter months off and on. want to make sure my dog is protected but am not sure if it's a good idea to switch things around all the time. i'd love everyones input.
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ok, I use interceptor for heartworms, hookworms, whipworms and roundworms... and Frontline every 6 months for fleas and ticks. I live in Georgia so I use the Frontline all year round. All the medications are safe, and if you continue the revolution just make sure that you get ALL the medication on your dogs back. I have seen a few cases when the not all the medication made in onto the back and they came down with heartworms. Interceptor is a pill and not a beefy chew like heartgard so that might be an option for you. I have never heard of NEEMA flea spray or have a clue how it works, but frontline only get into their oil glands. Now you can also get sentinal which is like a birth-control for fleas so they can lay viable eggs. It also does heartworms, hookworms, whipworms and roundworms. It is your choice....Now on the ugly side, all medications can cause reactions (in animal and people medicine) so just watch for reactions. They probably won't happen but beware, just like when you are taking medications for the first time. Your vet can help with any of the above...they are a wonderful source of information and don't be afraid to ask. If you don't want to ask he/she questions then it is time to find one that you can ask questions...Good Luck

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I would see a vet in each area. A Florida vet might have a different recommendation than an Ohio vet, based on how active fleas and worms are in a particular area, at a particular time of the year.

We use Interceptor and Frontline (on the back) Its working great here in Virginia. No problems with either to date.

If you aren't comfortable with what your vet is telling you, get a second opinion.

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