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Thread: which wormer should i use?? has any made your dog sick?

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    Hi,

    so far i have been getting the annual heart worm injection & using drontal tablets for intestinal worms. My boy dosnt seem to be able to handle the drontal & vomits & gets diarrhoea after. For the past few treatments i was giving him half a tab at a time & it seemed to help, but this month i forgot & gave him the full tablet in 1 go & he has been sick on & off for the past few days.

    He's still his normal self though so i havn't been too concerned & taken him to the vet yet. (i will if he dosn't improve in the next 48hours though using the methods vet recommended last time) Im 99% sure it is the drontal that has made him sick again as i gave it to him saturday afternoon & sometime during the night he got sick (noticed it in the morning)

    so, can you recommend something else to use? i was recommended advocate as it does heart worm as well as intestinal & also fleas. (we use frontline plus) and because it is not a tablet, may be better.

    The advocate sounds good, does anybody use it & recommend it?
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    Is your dog on any tick prevention? Advocate is good but it will only do fleas, and not ticks.

    I have a fussy dog here when it comes to tablets. My dogs get Interceptor Spectrum (intestinal worms & heartworm) once a month (half the price of Sentinel, which does intestinal worms, heartworm AND fleas) and Advantix every two weeks (ticks).


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    Generally i don't worry about ticks, at the moment though i have been using frontline on a fortnightly basis as we are going camping soon & am concerned about them. (have also purchased the frontline spray) I am also worried about giving him so many different things (chemicals) like with drontal, he tends to get an upset stomach.

    Basically I'm looking for an alternative to drontal & hopefully an easier mix such as advocate that could cover other things as well. Im just not sure what to try.


    more questions: Should i be using a tick preventative all the time?
    do you think using advocate (or similar) would be as good as the annual heart worm injection?

    argh, i thought i had it all covered!! now I'm all confused again.

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    Advocate is great if all you want covered is heartworm, fleas and worms! It's a topical treatment so nice and easy and shouldn't upset your boy.

    The trick with worming/treating dogs is that there are a number of combinations to use, depending on your budget and what you want done. Some do double up, but it's not doing harm in the long run to protect your dog from the nasties.

    Where are you located? Paralysis ticks are the ones you should worry about (though bush and cattle ticks are a concern as well, just not lethal), but they are most prevalent on the East Coast. I'm in northern Sydney and they are just terrible here! After a tick scare with Carl in 2009 (knew nothing about tick prevention back then!), our dogs wear Preventic collars year round, get daily checks for ticks and during spring and summer, Advantix once every two weeks. It's a bit over the top, but I'm not willing to risk losing Carl again.


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    We are in SEQ. I know it's tick season so am making sure he is covered, especially since we will be going away & will probably be hours away from any vet. I'm getting his coat cut short also to make it easier to check him daily.


    Will look into the advocate a little more, I will ask my vet tomorrow but I'm sure they reccomend what they sell & is most expensive.

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    If what they recommend is the most expensive, you'll probably be able to buy it online for less, just be sure it's a genuine product and you may save.

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    I use interceptor monthly for the worms and then my two both have a preventic tick collar on which lasts about 2 months and are very cheap, you can pick them up from city farmers if you have one near you for around 13 dollars.

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    Advantage For Dogs & Cats | Buy Advantage Flea Treatment Products Online - Vet Products Direct Australia found this it has all the products on the market and you can read review on each product

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    You should go to the vet to be prescribed with the appropriate medications. Are there any herbal medicines for worms?
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