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post #51 of 60 (permalink) Old 01-30-2014, 06:43 PM
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Here is a link to a new flea and tick (not heartworm) ingestible for dogs: Nexgard
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post #52 of 60 (permalink) Old 06-18-2014, 11:31 AM
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Early in the thread someone wrote put side effects down in this thread so here I go. My 2 1/2 year old boy Buddy, has been on Trifexis with no issues since he was a puppy. About two months ago I bought a new batch and gave it to him around May 5. Memorial Day he came in the house and had a violent episode. I thought he was choking on something so U gave him the Heimlich and he recovered after violently convulsing for about a min. We took him to a vet and they did a complete blood work up and took X-rays to check for any foreign bodies. He was fine except his phosporus level was low. We then took him to our vet who was also puzzled but couldn't say what was wrong with him so we observed him. Things were fine until it was time for his Trifexis dose in June. We gave him his dose in the morning with his breakfast and about 10:30 that night he had a grand mal seizure in our driveway as I was finishing his walk. He want to sleep and had another one at 5:30 in the morning. We took him to a vet and they tested him for several other conditions but nothing positive. He is now on Keppra for the foreseeable future, maybe forever and although I can't say with certainty I can't help but believe that the batch of Trifexis caused this. Nothing else makes sense unless he has epilepsy. He has had no symptoms prior to these seizures. I am not saying bad drug but I suspect it. Obviously we are done with Trifexis with Buddy. I now need to find a flea and tick solution. I hate topical things and I'm not convinced that I may have the same problem with other treatments

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Good comparison
Heartworm Preventive Comparison

and more info here
Heartworm Prevention
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Very insightful. I am using vitamins for my dog.
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This thread hasn't been touched in awhile, but it's so helpful. I've had Duke and Charlie on Revolution for the past year, but am now exploring other options. I'm looking at sentinel as a possible change. What do most folks recommend for tick prevention? I'm looking at the spreadsheet, but not seeing an alternative for just that and I don't want to do a tick collar as my vet tech suggested. I sleep with my boys and don't want that on my bed.


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Jen - my vet doesn't suggest doubling up meds. So if you need flea/tick coverage, they recommend heartguard. We don't really have fleas or tick so Sentinel works... when I do need tick stuff, it's heartguard/vectra.

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Kate, thank you. Do you have any experience with Nexguard?


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I'm having trouble opening the chart at the beginning of this thread. Does it work and is the info current?

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Are you trying to open it on a phone or tablet? It's in Adobe Acrobat 7.0
Do you have that program to open it?
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Aha! Thanks for the insight.

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