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    Please, Please do not use Trifexis, it kills dogs, I would not give this deadly stuff to any of my dogs. Ralphie Boy, Honey you did not know, You did not kill your Gus, you were innocent about this, I have been there with my dogs also, but now we all know. We all have regrets about our love ones dying, if only we would have done this and not that things would be different. But remember Gus loved you and you loved him, you did and we all did what we thought was right, God knows our heart and our mind, I have many regrets, this is normal for us for the ones we Hold So Dear To Our Hearts. LOL to You Ralphie Boy.

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    It's very hard to give advice regarding this especially since Matilda is doing well, we can all just go after our own experiences. All medicine can give bad reactions, some directly some over time. I have however heard a lot of bad reviews about Trifexis, but I have been looking for them... I don't know much about heart worm/tick/flea medicine in general since it doesn't exist where I live. Ultimately you know Matilda the best and I know you would only do what is best for her hopefully your vet feels the same way. Know that they do get kickbacks for promoting some products, but if you know and trust your vet hopefully that's not the case
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    Quote Originally Posted by hnhammond View Post
    Matilda was put on Trifexis since the moment I got her. We were going to a bully specialist vet then and he's the one who put her on it. She never had any issues.

    Recently, I've heard a lot of weird things about Trifexis being dangerous. I asked our current vet, and she said she has never heard of any concrete medical evidence of that. Basically, she thinks that the people claiming Trifexis is dangerous really didn't know about an underlying issue with their pet. Ie, you aren't supposed to use it with dogs who have had seizures or have heart problems. So when owners don't know these things, and give them Trifexis, it can cause problems. She also said that the drugs in Trifexis are not new - vets have used them for a very long time, so if they were the sole cause of crazy health issues, there would be medical proof by now.

    What do you guys think? Matilda has never had any kind of issue being on Trifexis - she is perfectly healthy. I'm just not sure what to think about it!



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    That is the thing though......bulldogs HAVE underlying issues already. They are a unique breed. They are brachycephalic. It has killed more dogs in the short time it's been on the market than any other drug. All the evidence is out there...you just have to search for it. Yes....our EBN member @diane Brizendine Slocum lost her bulldog to Trifexis. He was barely 2 years old.




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    Thanks everyone for the support. All of this reminds me of what my Mother said. When we lost Gus we were-are devastated. He was our 7 year old baby. But when we got the boys my Mother got me to the side without Weesie and said What Are You Thinking? Not only another dog but two bulldogs. She said you have had a terrible time with the loss of Gus. Why get another dog(s)? I could not explain it. Why intentionally put ourselves through going through all the pain again and again. At the bank we say put it on paper and see if it works. The cost of the dog, vet bills, food, work, time, tied down at times on travel, pee, poop, bath, wiping screw tail, skin folds and etc. Why go through this? I can't explain it but I wouldn't change a thing.

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    Life is too short to avoid times of happiness and fun that you can have, in case of pain that may happen. Life IS joy and pain.
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    “It came to me that every time I lose a dog they take a piece of my heart with them. And every new dog who comes into my life gifts me with a piece of their heart. If I live long enough,all the components of my heart will be dog,and I will become as generous and loving as they are"

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    Thank you all for helping me out! I decided to switch Matilda as a precaution, she starts Revolution next month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RalphieBoy View Post
    I am so sick. I love all of you guys but today I wished I had never heard of EBN. Our Frenchie died back in March. Weesie gave him Trifexis one afternoon in March. His name was Gus. He was only 7 years old. I heard something weird at 2:00 am. I never wake up in the middle of the night. Gus was making a weird sound. I got up. Weesie got up. It was like he was having troubles breathing. In 15 minutes we were giving him mouth to nose trying to get air in him and he died. Weesie kept saying his passing had to do with that medicine. Then I read this post. We basically killed him with that stupid medicine. I am sick.
    I'm so sorry for your loss. A lot of dogs seem to have a bad reaction to Trifexis - from my research, it's essentially an allergic reaction. There was no way to know he would be allergic. That is absolutely heart breaking. And see, my dog has been on it for years with no reaction. It just seems to be a chance thing. But we switched her now. There was no way to know. They need to test for these things ahead of sticking everyone on the same medication!

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    I just bought a year supply of trifexis, because that is what was recommended by my vet. Tucker has been on it since he was little, but now I am wanting to unload what I have left to find something different.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMeyer13 View Post
    I just bought a year supply of trifexis, because that is what was recommended by my vet. Tucker has been on it since he was little, but now I am wanting to unload what I have left to find something different.
    Matilda was on it for two years with no health issues. We decided to switch because I don't want to risk her safety since there is such a controversy going on. However, in every case I have heard of, the bad reaction seems to happen immediately, after the first dosage. I haven't heard of a single case where a dog got sick or developed issues later on, it seems to be instantaneous.

    That said, we switched to Revolution and I haven't started her on it yet, but it's supposed to be way more mild and doesn't have any controversy with it that I've heard of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hnhammond View Post
    Matilda was on it for two years with no health issues. We decided to switch because I don't want to risk her safety since there is such a controversy going on. However, in every case I have heard of, the bad reaction seems to happen immediately, after the first dosage. I haven't heard of a single case where a dog got sick or developed issues later on, it seems to be instantaneous.

    That said, we switched to Revolution and I haven't started her on it yet, but it's supposed to be way more mild and doesn't have any controversy with it that I've heard of.
    Steve was on it for about 9 months. 3 or so months in he started having seizures. He was seen by neurologists and had an MRI done. The neurologist was scratching his head because he was healthy. 6 days after he turned 2 he wouldn't stop seizing. He had another MRI done. At this time he had also aspirated. The MRI done showed fluid on the brain. The neurologist said he'd never seen anything like this. The only med he was on was Trifexis. There are actually MANY cases against Elanco and many MORE stories out there of instant death and slow agonizing death both being blamed on the drug.

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