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    I am currently giving Tay drontal tablets for intestinal worms & she gets the needle for heartworm.

    A friend said she is using advocate as it does, fleas etc, heartworm & intestinal worms.

    I was just looking on the websites, and drontal says it covers tapeworms, hookworms, roundworms & whipworms (wow what a mouthful).
    Advocate covers hookworms & roundworms.

    Advocate seems good in that it covers fleas etc & heartworm, but I'm not sure about it not covering tapeworms & whipworms. Does this matter?

    What do you think?

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    we use "Interceptor" from the vet for worming....covers all gut worms AND heart worm. We give Advantix as flea/tick treatment

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    Thanks Clea

    I think I'm going to go with interceptor and just use flea stuff when I need to.

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    I'm switching to revolution which spot on for fleas and includes heart worm and then the six month pack comes with intestinal wormers in a separate little pack. Not sure how I feel about them since they are regular tablets and Frosty likes chewies, and sometimes spits out the tablets.

    And I think the tablets cover tape worm as well, otherwise I'm going to need to visit the other vet for some more tablets.

    I'd really like a simpler system. Last year we had the injections for heart worm but it seemed very expensive - cost me double what I thought it would and that was with part of it for free. And two visits to the vet - also PITA.

    And that ruled out using some of the chews. We ended up using Drontil chewies for the intestinal worms. I really should make a spreadsheet and check off how well covered we are from fleas & mites, heartworm, intestinal worms, tape worm and how often we have to re-apply / renew the dose etc.

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    I did use interceptor until Rufus got the yearly injection. I just give him an all wormer every 3 months - popantel from the vet - they do a chewable now - cheapest there is as far as chewables goes and does the job

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    Tay has been getting the injection too, but I worked out it will cost me slightly less giving her interceptor. I paid $25 for the last drontal tablet

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    Jenna has the chewable interceptor, she loves them, saves having to disguise the tablet in cheese or something, which is what we used to do with the drontal.

    I am going to order some off the internet next time, though, rather than buying from the vet. It appears to be much cheaper.

    She has Frontline for fleas/ticks but i have heard alot of people do not think it works very well and prefer Advantix so i think I will try that when I run out of Frontline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I'm switching to revolution which spot on for fleas and includes heart worm and then the six month pack comes with intestinal wormers in a separate little pack. Not sure how I feel about them since they are regular tablets and Frosty likes chewies, and sometimes spits out the tablets.

    And I think the tablets cover tape worm as well, otherwise I'm going to need to visit the other vet for some more tablets.

    I'd really like a simpler system. Last year we had the injections for heart worm but it seemed very expensive - cost me double what I thought it would and that was with part of it for free. And two visits to the vet - also PITA.

    And that ruled out using some of the chews. We ended up using Drontil chewies for the intestinal worms. I really should make a spreadsheet and check off how well covered we are from fleas & mites, heartworm, intestinal worms, tape worm and how often we have to re-apply / renew the dose etc.
    Hyacinth, just be careful with Revolution. We used it on both Ralph and the cat one on our Damien and after the 3rd month, both ended up with burns on their necks. Our pest control people advised that this year for our area Advantage is best - flea only was the one to use for fleas then use a normal intestinal worm and heart worm treatment. Aparently dependant on area and flea plagues, you should change your flea control from one to another.

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    I'm using Comfortis at the moment for Milly but will be switching to Advocate next month as the vet suspects she has a little bit of Sarcoptic Mange. She lived on a farm before we got her and the previous owners never gave her any flea or worm treatments so ridding her of parasites has been a bit of an uphill battle! This will hopefully be the last of it, though.

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    Lol, we all use different things!! I use advocate as this helps prevent mites, demodex and ear mites
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