That's interesting they cover whips too. Our vet pulled Heartgard Plus from the clinic because they didn't cover whips and Interceptor did....and I was perfectly happy with the Heartgard Plus too. My guess is there was another underlying reason for the switch in medications they carried.
Ok, wait. I read that again. Does that mean that several dogs got whips while taking Heartgard Plus, and had to be treated for them? Then HG covered the treatment?
I guess I didn't read the question right-HG does not "do" whips but the guarantee will pay for treatment if the dogs comes down with whips while on the med. I don't particularly like Interceptor's guarantee as the dog actually needs to be sick from the parasite (not just test positive like HG) before they will cover the treatment.Ok, wait. I read that again. Does that mean that several dogs got whips while taking Heartgard Plus, and had to be treated for them? Then HG covered the treatment?
I guess I should have worded my question, do you think HGP treats and prevents whipworms effectively?
No offense, but that "website" is full of dead links and is so chaotic it practically becomes gibberish. We have tried flea shampoos, flea dips, Frontline, had the house treated by professional pest control, and now have Comfortis on order and are almost at wits end on how to get rid of the problem.
It does intestinal parasites in cats because they groom themselves and ingest some of the medicine. Dogs don't groom enough to take in enough of the med to kill intestinal parasites.Okay I am a little confused. My vet told me that Revolution takes care of hook and round worms in dogs. But according to their website it doesnt take care of round or hooks in dogs but does in cats...its the SAME ingredient used in dogs/cats.
I used a Scalibor collar this spring/summer/fall with my girls and was very happy.Can anyone tell me the best product for ticks..UGH I have been finding them on my dogs...I hate ticks....I am going to have to have my yard treated, they are on Sentinal....but I see that does not protect them from ticks...Im at my wits end...I have used Advantix but I still find ticks on them....what can I do????
Yes, I use it with Trifexis currently. The combo is probably overkill for fleas, but I have the Trifexis already so I'll keep using it (meaning I would be pretty comfortable just using Heartgard, etc. with the collar and expect control of HW, flea, and tick).Can you clarify Sarah.... Do you use in conjunction with another product? If so, do you leave the collar on all the time, or only when going into field/woody areas?
I definitely agree with this. As Tippykayak has said, studies have shown that dogs treated with tick preventatives actually live longer lives than those who have no been.I looked at your page. The one thing I would add is that side effects are extremely rare. Of course everyone has to make the decision for themselves and their dog(s), the risk of taking the medicine is FOR ME is far less than the risk of developing heartworm or tick borne diseases and the effects of those diseases and their treatments.
I thought that the studies showed that there was a lower incidence of lymphoma and hemangiosarcoma? Are there other studies?I definitely agree with this. As Tippykayak has said, studies have shown that dogs treated with tick preventatives actually live longer lives than those who have no been.