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  1. Flea, Tick, Heartworm Prevention

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    I've had my dog on several different medicines for fleas/ticks/heartworms. He was on Trifexis (Which worked really well, we just need something that covers ticks as well), flea / tick collar (which seemed to cause his back to break out into bumps??), and a topical (that he had a bad reaction...
  2. IDEXX Real Time Pet Disease Reporting

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Since there is always great concern and discussion about disease and preventatives, I thought this map would be both of interest and useful to assist in assessing the risks of disease in your specific area such as: Lyme, Anaplasmosis, Ehrlichiosis, Heartworm & Leptospirosis. This is for Canada...
  3. Best Flea and Heart worm treatment

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi All, I have a year and half old Golden Retriever since we had him he has been on sentiel for fleas, and heartworm. He differently has fleas, they aren't that bad but I find many bites on him, and a flea, and some eggs here and there. We live in Florida so unfortunately I don't feel there...
  4. Heartwork and Fleas Medicine Question

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Our Chupie got his last set of puppy vaccinations two weeks ago. It's now the time for me to start treating for fleas/ticks and giving him his heartworm preventive. So a couple questions: Where do you get your meds from? I checked 1800petmeds and amazon...certainly better prices but don't...
  5. Parasite and heartworm map

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Ran across this cool site, thought I'd share. You can look up incidents for ticks, worms, heartworms in your state Parasite Prevalence Maps | CAPC Vet Also wondering for those living in (northern) California, has anyone had problems with deadly parasites or Heartworm? I'm thinking of doing the...
  6. Max, an 8 year old adoption with heartworm

    Golden Retriever Senior Center
    Hi everybody :wave: I'm new to this forum and would love some help or advice. My husband and I adopted Max in December, who is estimated to be 8 years old. Long story short, Max has just been diagnosed with adult heartworm. We were stunned since his previous vet cleared him of heartworm and...
  7. heartworm in California?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Is it really a big problem in northern California? This article sorta makes sense... - Terrierman's Daily Dose -
  8. Flea and heartworm medication that have been around the longest?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    I decided I won't be giving my pup Trifexis after all. Yes, its a combo of interceptor and comfortis but I read lots of negative (deadly, scary reactions from comfortis). Just curious which brands have been around the longest and that you recommend? I may not give the fleas year round since it...
  9. Heartworm medication safety

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Ran across this article and whole holistic approach. Anyone using that approach in terms of medication and food - could you let me know how old your dogs are? I'm nervous about the whole flea and heartworm causing health problems. Heartworm Medication: Is Year Round Protection Necessary? |...
  10. At whatage do you start flea/heartworm prevention and what kind?

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    Vet says now is ok (13 weeks). She was going to reccomend Frontline Advantage Multi. I decided to wait. It's not that hot in the bay area CA, and reading reactions to the treatments is kind of scary. Thoughts and reccomendations?