Flea, Heartworm, All Wormer For Puppies
Posted 11 October 2005 - 02:11 AM
i.e- I have just brought home an 8 week pointer and am looking at either frontline/advantage for flea treatment. What is the bets heartworm / all wormer available at the moment
Posted 11 October 2005 - 07:05 AM
If you want to do them seperately..... Advantage is still the one I would use as Frontline has proven to be useless in the long term for many folk.
For intestinal Worms..... DRONTAL tablets are the best on the market... unfortunately they are also the most expensive.
Posted 11 October 2005 - 07:48 AM
Does advocate treat all intestinal worms?
Posted 11 October 2005 - 09:15 AM
caesar, on 11th Oct 2005 - 07:48 AM, said:
No, it doesn't do tapeworm. This shouldn't be an issue though, as it prevents fleas (one way dogs get tapeworm is by eating fleas who have eaten tapeworm eggs ) and your puppy probably won't have access to numerous tapeworm infected carcasses.
This post has been edited by LittlePixie: 11 October 2005 - 09:17 AM
Posted 11 October 2005 - 09:41 AM
Re: tapeworm and carcasses - you can get tapeworm-specific tablets to keep on hand if you think your pup may have had a gnaw on something unsavoury. I keep some on hand as my pups live in the bush most of the time and if I think they have found something revolting in the undergrowth I can dose them as a safeguard for both tapeworm and hydatids.
Posted 11 October 2005 - 09:43 AM
Mana, on 11th Oct 2005 - 09:41 AM, said:
Yes they are (where I work anyway) but they are also better than Endogard.
Posted 11 October 2005 - 10:01 AM
At the moment, we're using Interceptor Spectrum which does all intestinal worms and heartworm. It's a monthly tablet. We don't have a problem with fleas here, but i guess if we did, we'd look at Advocate or Sentinel Spectrum.
Posted 11 October 2005 - 02:18 PM
I haven't had any problems with fleas so far. Maybe I've just been lucky.
Posted 11 October 2005 - 02:28 PM
- Advocate or Sentinel plus something to treat ticks (Frontline)
- Heartguard plus ( heart / intestinal) plus frontline for ticks/fleas
- Interceptor plus Frontline
can anyone help me as to which I should choose so my dog is protected as best as possible against everything 9 heart, intestinal, ticks and fleas) at the most economical price??
Posted 11 October 2005 - 02:52 PM
If my dogs ever have fleas on them (which they don't now that we are using Sentinal Spectrum) I give them a Capstar tablet which kills whatever fleas are on them at the time. (Capstar comes in very handy for foster dogs!).
I wouldn't use Frontline at all as it doesn't work against fleas anymore - it's as if they have become immune to frontline!