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    Default Recommendations for Flea/Tick/Mosquito products

    So, I live in Texas and my vet gave Petunia Trifexis...before I came to this site and heard the horror stories about Trifexis and Petunia would spit out the Trifexis anyway...even when I tried to give it to her in a wad of Peanut Butter! Who says EBDs aren't smart????

    Anyhow, now she is not on any prevention and I wanted to know if anyone here could recommend a product for it? Or if anyone knows of a holistic repellent,etc?

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    We use sentnel for heartworm/fleas......
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    Default Re: Recommendations for Flea/Tick/Mosquito products

    go to www.dogsnaturallystore.com and you will find natural insect repellants. I subscribe to dogs naturally magazine and it has great info on natural and holistic remedies of all kinds. Another site is www.abalancedk9.com .

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    This the first year i stopped putting anything on Forde for fleas, ticks , heartworms etc........it scares me but i don't feel that it's good for him ( my opinion only, not meaning to offend anyone that uses the products) i read up on it and do several things, i purchased brewers yeast with garlic tablets for dogs, i boil lemons to make a lemon oil to spray on him, add lemon juice to his water, purchased several essential oils that i found out to be good for warding the pest, lavendar, lemon grass, eucalyptus, rosemary , there are so many you can pick and choose a few , then added an almond base oil to them ....it really smells good.....so far it works....haven't seen anything at all ( knocking on wood in hopes it continues) good luck with what ever you choose!
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    We are using Sentinel with Harlea and our other dog. We had my ridgeback on Triflexis for years until I read the article on this site and immediately made the change. Harlea takes the Sentinel with no issues as to her she thinks it is another treat.

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    Default Re: Recommendations for Flea/Tick/Mosquito products

    We use Trifexis for both of our dogs. No problems at all. No fleas or ticks either.

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    Default Re: Recommendations for Flea/Tick/Mosquito products

    We use Sentinel with Koozer. He does very well on it. I would definitely prefer a wholistic approach, but the heartworm just scares me too much. Good luck with whatever you decide for your baby.

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    I certainly don't want to offend any either but I definitely would not depend on any alternative or holistic substitute for the prevention of Heartworms. If you live in an area where the mosquito population is practically nigh except for a few weeks or so then maybe you could consider but otherwise you are taking a huge risk. There are no alternatives, not internally or external repellents that are as proven as the pharmaceutical heartworm medications. Yes they all pose some risk, and are all toxic to one degree or another as all parasite medications are, but the alternative, to have a dog contract heartworms is taking too big a gamble in my opinion. It only takes one mosquito carrying the heartworm larvae to infect a dog.

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    There are no outward signs or symptoms if your dog has been infected with heartworm. Not early on at least. They can go several months, nearly a year and you would not know they have been infected. And then, if their blood hasn't been tested for heartworms in the meantime and treatment rendered, it can be too late.

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    As much as I dislike treating my dogs with heartworm medication, and with fear and trembling I do so each month [ and so far Ace has been on Trifexis and has shown no ill effects from it] yet even though I dislike doing so I could not in good conscience withhold it. The two most widely prescribed heartworm medications have been proven to be very effective in preventing heartworms. I doubt many of us that treat our dogs with these medications are not at least a bit reticent when doing so, not only are they sometimes dangerous but they are expensive as well, but these medications have been proven to be extremely effective. In the area in which I live there are no credible alternatives period.

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    Default Re: Recommendations for Flea/Tick/Mosquito products

    Thanks everyone for your responses!

    RIP Samson el Torito and Petunia Belle
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