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    So today is Elliotss first Vet appointment and I wanted to get some opinions on what is the best Flea/ Tick and heartworm medicine for my baby bully. Elliot is only 8 weeks but see as it is getting warmer here in Ohio I want to be prepared for when he is ready to start taking these medications. Me personally i really dont want to use a pesticide and would like something natural but i see a lot on here about natural not being as affective. My breeder gave me a month supply of Revolution and im wondering if i should try it when hes ready to inquire about something else that will be better for my sensitive pup...I guess they shouldnt let hypochondriacs have bulldogs as im losing sleep over every decision i make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kmaestas7689 View Post
    So today is Elliotss first Vet appointment and I wanted to get some opinions on what is the best Flea/ Tick and heartworm medicine for my baby bully. Elliot is only 8 weeks but see as it is getting warmer here in Ohio I want to be prepared for when he is ready to start taking these medications. Me personally i really dont want to use a pesticide and would like something natural but i see a lot on here about natural not being as affective. My breeder gave me a month supply of Revolution and im wondering if i should try it when hes ready to inquire about something else that will be better for my sensitive pup...I guess they shouldnt let hypochondriacs have bulldogs as im losing sleep over every decision i make.

    LOL - Welcome to the bully life. Tyson is 9yrs old, and I lose sleep constantly if he doesn't feel well - which is currently with some stomach issues, it never ends. We use heartguard & Frontline and only during the hot summer months, due to bugs, and mosquitos at night. During the winter, nothing. He isn't at daycares or parks around other dogs so our concern with fleas isn't high. I'd say try one, and see how he does with it. Just buy the small pack to start.

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    Heartworm -- i use sentinel, have for years without issue and for flea/tick we use Vectr 3D
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    I have used Sentinel, Frontline, Heartgard and now using Advantage Multi for my dogs. Oh my goodness Elliott is absolutely adorable… please post more pics!!! Lol

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    I have used Heartgaurd Plus for 6 years now for heartworm, and believe it or not.....Vegas has never, ever had a flea or tick so I use nothing.

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    Hi Kelly, we also use Revolution, and have been for the past 3 years. I have never had any bad experience with it, and no allergy or sensitivity reactions. My two guys have never been sick on this brand, and my own vet owns a EB and she uses it as well.
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    We use Heartgard Plus.

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    I use Revolution for my Jake since he was 4 months


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    I used interceptor then Trifexsis tried Sentinnel once and now I only use Heartguard plus. Years ago I used k9 advantix for flea and tick prevention but I stopped using flea and tick prevention over 2 years ago and haven't had a problem. My vet recommends that I do but I worry about using this stuff and would prefer to go the natural route for fleas and ticks...so far I have used nothing and neither dog has a flea or a tick! A local pet boutique sells an essential oil blend spray for fleas and ticks and I have thought about trying that just to make sure we don' end up with a problem.

    i don't like using Heartguard but heartworms are prevalent here in the southeast so I use it. Whenever I do give it I supplement with milk thistle for a week. It detoxes the liver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USCgirl81 View Post
    We use Heartgard Plus.
    Hi can you explain more about your dislike of Heartgard Plus please.Mine were on Sentinel but are on Heartgard now.Thank you...now you've got me worried Liver?
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    I used interceptor then Trifexsis tried Sentinnel once and now I only use Heartguard plus. Years ago I used k9 advantix for flea and tick prevention but I stopped using flea and tick prevention over 2 years ago and haven't had a problem. My vet recommends that I do but I worry about using this stuff and would prefer to go the natural route for fleas and ticks...so far I have used nothing and neither dog has a flea or a tick! A local pet boutique sells an essential oil blend spray for fleas and ticks and I have thought about trying that just to make sure we don' end up with a problem.

    i don't like using Heartguard but heartworms are prevalent here in the southeast so I use it. Whenever I do give it I supplement with milk thistle for a week. It detoxes the liver.

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    Ftse has a yearly needle for heartworm and like Kelly for flea/tick we don't need to use anything so we don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevikell View Post
    i don't like using Heartguard but heartworms are prevalent here in the southeast so I use it. Whenever I do give it I supplement with milk thistle for a week. It detoxes the liver.
    What milk thistle supplement do you like to give. Is it one specially for dogs?

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