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Old 12-30-2012, 04:58 PM
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Unhappy Trifexis?

Before I got Guinness, Sofie our Aussie was on Interceptor and K9 Advantix too and she did very well on both. Morgan was on Frontline and Heartguard Plus which worked perfectly for him.

My vet suggested we put Guinness on Trifexis which I was and still am very weary about. I liked interceptor and with Guinness more than likely being a border collie mix I wanted her on that but it's not being produced anymore. I liked K9 because it protected Sofie against mosquitos and ticks whereas from my understanding Trifexis doesn't. I've read some horror stories online and I have to say I really don't want to give Guinness Trifexis but I don't think I have any other option.

My vet didn't want to touch any of the others really. She's not due to receive it until a few days but I just don't want her hurt. I know that there are side effects with all medicines but I guess I just want some reassurance that it's not that bad and people actually have had success with it.

I just really miss interceptor!
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If K9 Advantix is still working why not just stick with it?
(just curious do you use k9 1 or k9 2?)
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She was on K9 2. I would like too but with her heartworm medicine trifexis has the flea stuff too so I didn't want to over do it.
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Your in the same boat as me. Emma our Aussie has always taken interceptor, and unfortunately just finished the last month of it. I will be switching to Trifexis as the heartworm medicine in it is most similar to interceptor. I don't like some of the reviews, but I feel as though I would rather take my chances trying that than using heartguard or something similar. I will usr Advantix as well because we have a bad tick problem here. The Vet says its safe so well see.
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Trifexis doesn't do ticks no, and it doesn't repel misquitos, but IIRR it protects against heartworm? You could add a Preventic collar for the ticks (it ONLY does ticks, not fleas). I've never used Trifexis but I know a couple folks who did this past summer with no problems. I will note that you're going to find people who had bad experiences with almost anything if you look.
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It seems to be the only option I have at this point. Our other vet said it would be okay to use Heartguard with Guinness but because we lost Sofie to Ivermectin poisoning I will never ever trust anything with ivermectin in it. I hoping it all goes well because I'm not sure what other options we have with both Interceptor and Sentinel off product lines
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Isn't there a gene you can test for to see if your dog is sensitive to Ivermectin?

Holly, Tess?? I think one of you told me about that when I first joined...
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Edited: Aha! http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/announcements/ivermectin/
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MDR1? is that it??

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