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Has anyone used Frontline Tritak on their Havs?

Maccabee's vet recommended it for him last fall and I finally got around to applying the first dose yesterday. He was miserable last night, and neither of us got much sleep. In addition to sleeplessness, it was restless and agitated, he had a high-pitch bark (all night long), and one of his rear legs was twitching. I didn't realize his leg was twitching until I read some reviews for the product. I thought he had a flea or something bothering him and was trying to scratch. At 2am, I took him into the bathroom and used a slicker brush, followed by a CC face comb over his entire body to make sure I got out any fleas that might have been in there. Of course there were none (Maccabee hasn't been outside much lately, as we have had snow on the ground for weeks and he uses a litter box). In addition to all of the foregoing, he kept jumping off my bed and then barking for me to bring him up again. I was terrified he was going to hurt a leg or knee. Finally, at 3am I took him downstairs and put him in his expen. I fell asleep to him barking and awoke to a high-pitch bark. When I went to let him out of the expen around 6:30, he was full of energy and nearly jumped out of the expen (he's never done that) and then insisted on a game of fetch before breakfast.

I just looked online for info on Tritak and all the reviews on Amazon describe dogs with the same symptoms Maccabee experienced: http://www.amazon.com/Frontline-Trit...ews/B00B19U8FQ

Needless to say, I will not be applying Frontline Tritak again! I have a call in to his vet for a HeartGuard prescription and I will certainly be discussing Tritak with him.

I'm so careful about what I give Maccabee, and I'm so upset about this awful medication and what Maccabee went through last night.

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The vet said Maccabee's behavior last night was definitely related to the Tritak. He told me not to use it again, and to bring it back for a refund. We are putting Maccabee back on Vectra 3d.

I think Maccabee is going to get a bath and a dose of Benedryl this evening. I can't have another sleepless night and I want to make sure he is comfortable (and not jumping off my bed).

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Yikes!!! This stuff should be recalled. Glad I saw this. Thank you.


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That's horrible!! So sorry you both had to go through that!!

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So sorry to hear that, Laurie. I'm glad Maccabee is okay now. Luckily it wasn't worse than it was. I had never heard of that product but thanks for letting everyone know about it.


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I had never heard of that product but thanks for letting everyone know about it.
Frontline Tritak is the replacement for Frontline Plus. It contains an additional ingredient that is affecting many dogs.

Mary, did you receive the envelope I sent?

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Yes I did, Laurie. Sorry I didn't notify you. Thank you.


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That's very scary. My neighbors that have dogs said not to use Frontline because it doesn't do anything here. It was recommended to use Advantix II, which has done the trick for Tim. I stopped using it over the snowy winter but decided to start up again with both Mae and Tim. I was a bit worried since it was Mae's first application but she was fine. Have you thought of Advantix? My only downfall is that it's very toxic to cats so I apply and keep the dogs in there crates or on the floor, no furniture for 12 hours, so far so good. Once it's dry it's fine since by pets don't groom one another. Some pups are just more sensitive then others.

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Ok this is a big concern for me because my Dionna had a similar reaction to Vectra and I will not use it on her. I switched to Frontline plus and now you are saying this is being discontinued--I am at a loss as to how to proceed.

I have a vet appointment in a few weeks; I may call them now and ask them to put aside some of the frontline plus if they still have it.

As you described what was happening with Maccabee, I could see it within my mind's eye because something like that happened to me. It is horrible to witness and you must have really been suffering right along with Maccabee
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Ok this is a big concern for me because my Dionna had a similar reaction to Vectra and I will not use it on her. I switched to Frontline plus and now you are saying this is being discontinued--I am at a loss as to how to proceed.

I have a vet appointment in a few weeks; I may call them now and ask them to put aside some of the frontline plus if they still have it.

As you described what was happening with Maccabee, I could see it within my mind's eye because something like that happened to me. It is horrible to witness and you must have really been suffering right along with Maccabee
According to various internet sites, Frontline Plus is NOT being discontinued, but many vets will no longer carry it and will carry Frontline Tritak instead. I believe Frontline Plus is available at Costco.

Frontline Plus no longer works in my area and Maccabee did fine on Vectra, so I'll switch him back to that.

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