Any products that includes Heartworm, Flea & Tick prevention?

pawprint1August 5, 2009

For Dogs: I realize there are many more products available but IÂve chosen to list the below 4 to represent my question.

Revolution - prevents Heartworm & Fleas.

Heartgard Plus - prevents Roundworms and Hookworms.

Frontline Plus - prevents Fleas & Ticks.

Advantage - kills Fleas.

I canÂt find 1 product that prevents Heartworm, FleaÂs & Ticks IN THE SAME DOSE.

Does everyone buy 2 or 3 products for prevention?

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i like your organized and structured thinking for solving a problem.

I use none of those products - are you using them because the pet products industry is telling you to use them? or do you really need them? I think it's the pet-products industry. Remember, they want you to believe that what they sell - YOU NEED.

For example, there's a vet in my area that really pushes heartworm medication and so i did a little research on heartworms. They are a problem in humid areas not in Arizona where i'm at.

This same vet was charging me over 100% more than another vet for the same chemotherapy. I promptly fired that vet.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2009 at 11:49AM
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Since my dog is allergic to flea bites, advantage has been a god send. I use Heartguard for the mosquitos. I use the time when I dose my dog to brush him out or massage him. I prefer lots of daily hands on contact so I dont mind applying more than one dose. Other than just not buying 2 products I dont see a problem. Is it that you just dont want so many products around? Is it cost? Or dosing that is the issue?

    Bookmark   August 5, 2009 at 2:19PM
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It would be nice to have 1 dose per month, per dog. I doubt it would be cheaper, just a thought for convenience & accuracy.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2009 at 6:46PM
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There are no products that prevent heartworms, fleas, and ticks. From experience, I haven't seen dogs on Advantage Multi with ticks, but that may be just a lot of luck. I know the product is not specifically labeled to prevent ticks, but it does seem to do a reasonable job for dogs that aren't overly exposed. I wouldn't trust it for my dogs since we go to tick-infested parks for hikes all the time.

My dogs are on Frontline Plus for fleas and ticks, and Iverheart for heartworm prevention. I also deworm them once a month with fenbendazole because they are constantly exposed to foster dogs I bring home (usually sick), dog parks, kennels, etc. And I live in Parasite Central, NC.

    Bookmark   August 5, 2009 at 7:41PM
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