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    A word of caution about Advantix though, it is poisonous to cats, so probably not a good idea if you have so many cats around.

    I use the Sentinal Spectrum one, not sure what the difference is between that and Interceptor. I think Sentinal prevents tapeworm and the other doesn't. If I were you, that is what I would be more concerned about than heartworm as they can get tapeworm from fleas.

    As someone else has suggested, you should ring the shelter to find out exactly what they gave so you are not doubling up

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cat View Post
    A word of caution about Advantix though, it is poisonous to cats, so probably not a good idea if you have so many cats around.

    I use the Sentinal Spectrum one, not sure what the difference is between that and Interceptor. I think Sentinal prevents tapeworm and the other doesn't. If I were you, that is what I would be more concerned about than heartworm as they can get tapeworm from fleas.

    As someone else has suggested, you should ring the shelter to find out exactly what they gave so you are not doubling up
    Sentinel is flea treatment too...Interceptor does treat tapeworm

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    I use Sentinel as well but it doesn't kill adult fleas you need to use capstar as well.
    I also use an all wormer drontal every 3 months as Sentinel doesn't prevent Hydatid or flea tapeworm.

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    Actually...I'll rephrase that...Sentinel is a flea prevention thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by molly33 View Post
    I use Sentinel as well but it doesn't kill adult fleas you need to use capstar as well.
    I also use an all wormer drontal every 3 months as Sentinel doesn't prevent Hydatid or flea tapeworm.
    What's Hydatid? The box says tapeworm?

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    Yer i use Advantix to and it works great on my little silky
    If heaven doesnt have dogs im not goin.......

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    Has any one tried these, I would love to but we do have a lot of dogs and they are expensive but totally chemical free, so worth it if they work
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    In Australia the most serious locally acquired form of tapeworm infestation is caused by the hydatid tapeworm (Echinococcus granulosis or E. granulosis), which can infect dogs and dingoes, particularly in sheep farming areas.

    A person who comes in contact with the faeces of an infected dog (that is, when eggs from the tapeworm are passed in the faeces) may develop hydatid disease. This is serious and potentially fatal. Infection with tapeworm eggs causes cysts to form in vital organs such as the liver and lungs.

    So if you live in an area where you dog is likely to have a munch on a dead animal or if you feed offal I would recommend using the all wormer as well.
    Mine don't so much but I also have contact with lots of dogs.

    If you ever travel to Tasmania with your dog I believe you need a certificate or proof that your dog is covered for the Hydatid.



    I haven't tried the Shoo Tag but I do like the fact that they are chemical free.
    They don't actually kill fleas I believe the fleas just don't jump onto the dog so to speak.
    The other thing is that they are quiet large, well compared to a dogs ID tag, I am not a fan of things hanging off a dogs collar. A friend's dog nearly chocked itself when the tags on his collar got caught in their decking.

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    thanks...i think..

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    ALL over the counter heartworm "treatments" are preventative only. A dog must be blood tested for heartworm infestation before commencing a course of preventative medicine. To give preventative medication to an already infested dog can make the condition worse.

    Actual treatment for heartworm is nasty, involves toxic medication (injections containing arsenic I think) and is done in hospital.

    If a dog is sold as heartworm treated it means that dog has been tested and given a preventative, which can last anything from a day (tablets) to a month (chews) to a year (injection) and all sorts of in between things. Your shelter should've told you when she is due for her next heartworm medication, and what teh last one was.

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