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    Hi, I'm new on here and looking for some advice on flea and worm treatments.
    We have had our dog on frontline plus and interceptor spectrum for a few years now, it has been good, and only picked up fleas once when we first had her.
    Just wondering if anyone uses any thing different which covers every thing. These two together seem to cover most, but it does work out expensive.
    Thanks in advance. Simon

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    So I don't need to cover ticks - because there aren't any paralysis ticks here and not many bush ticks either.

    So I use Revolution - which covers fleas and heart worm and a few other things, and the six month pack comes with six months worth of worming tablets - actually for us - it's more than 6 months worth of worming tablets because she doesn't need the whole dose supplied cos she's mid weight range for the pack we buy. And buying from the vet - we get a bonus 3 month pack as well.

    So for $150 we get 9 months flea and wormer including heart worm and hydatids (tape worm) but not including ticks.
    That's about $17 per month.

    We could have got 6 months flea and worm for $135 which is $22 per month from the local pet supplies store

    Frontline - we had to pay for heart worm and digestive wormer separately (drontal). And using online stores for frontline, drontal and heart guard - that works out to about $22 per month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    So I don't need to cover ticks - because there aren't any paralysis ticks here and not many bush ticks either.

    So I use Revolution - which covers fleas and heart worm and a few other things, and the six month pack comes with six months worth of worming tablets - actually for us - it's more than 6 months worth of worming tablets because she doesn't need the whole dose supplied cos she's mid weight range for the pack we buy. And buying from the vet - we get a bonus 3 month pack as well.

    So for $150 we get 9 months flea and wormer including heart worm and hydatids (tape worm) but not including ticks.
    That's about $17 per month.

    We could have got 6 months flea and worm for $135 which is $22 per month from the local pet supplies store

    Frontline - we had to pay for heart worm and digestive wormer separately (drontal). And using online stores for frontline, drontal and heart guard - that works out to about $22 per month.
    What do you think of sentinel? While I've been looking, it seems to do everything but in one dose.
    I have been getting our stuff from a place in melbourne, we live in perth, but it works out really cheap from them. ( budgetpetproducts.com.au )
    Seems about the same as what you pay, our dog is up in the 30kg range so no extra months for us, but for 6 months for frontline plus and sprectrum works out just over $17.
    I will have a look at what you have suggested.
    Thats Simon

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    I've never used Sentinel - it looks like it covers the same things as revolution + canex (which I get in a combo pack).

    Some of the reviews that come up on google - say it only sterlizes fleas - it doesn't kill or repel them which would be a worry from my point of view.

    It is a good idea to change the product you use from time to time - just to make sure none of the parasites build up immunity. but I haven't done it for a few years. I would like to change to something more palatable than the pink canex tablets. I have to coat those in peanut paste and then insert them inside a large chunk of sardine to get my dog to eat them. The sardine she will take and swallow without chewing - if she chews and gets a hit of the pink stuff - she spits it out and I don't blame her - it smells like toilet freshener.

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    Hi Simon. I use a product called 'panoramis', it's an easy once a month chewable tablet and covers all worms and fleas (I prefer flea tablets to spot-on treatments as I feel like they could easily wash off). It's only a new-ish product so a lot of places don't stock it yet but you can buy it quite easily (and cheaper) online. I buy mine from obay and if you enter the code 'shopobay' you can save around $40

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    I normally use Interceptor for worms, comfortis for fleas and then a tick collar for ticks Bella has been switched over to Advocate at the moment though which does all of that plus more. It is a spot on which I am not a fan of either, I think internal ones are more effective.

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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    I give Misha a monthly Sentinel Spectrum chew. It does worms, heartworm, and sterilizes fleas. If I think she has picked up a flea I give her a Capstar tablet. So far so good!

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    I am def not a fan of any of those drops for the back of the neck.
    With my XLarge breed they seem to work for a few days then the fleas
    return..
    I swear by Comfortis for fleas, never found a flea on my dogs.
    And I use Mibermax for worming ..

    I once asked my vet about the all in ones that do everything and they are
    only drops for the back of their neck and my vet said do you really think
    a few drops can do all that for the entire month...

    So yeah I love the comfortis, which is a tablet and least you know they swallowed
    it and it is in their system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucky Lady View Post
    I am def not a fan of any of those drops for the back of the neck.
    With my XLarge breed they seem to work for a few days then the fleas
    return..
    I swear by Comfortis for fleas, never found a flea on my dogs.
    And I use Mibermax for worming ..

    I once asked my vet about the all in ones that do everything and they are
    only drops for the back of their neck and my vet said do you really think
    a few drops can do all that for the entire month...

    So yeah I love the comfortis, which is a tablet and least you know they swallowed
    it and it is in their system.
    LL what do you use for Heartworm?

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    The spot ons are supposed to be absorbed through the skin. It's how they prevent parasites on sheep and cattle - so the technology is well established.

    frontline - you have to keep the dog out of the water for 24 hours I think, Revolution - it's 2 hours. I didn't have a problem with either. No fleas either. Though one of my friends said my dog gave his dogs fleas. His dogs were untreated, and mine was and had no fleas on her. Me thinks - not bloodly likely.

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