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Old 11-12-2013, 01:30 AM
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Trifexis deaths

I thought this would be of interest for many people here:

Dog owners question link between meds and deaths | www.wsbtv.com

Apparently there has been an increasing number of dog owners reporting issues and even death after their dog was given a Trifexis pilll ever since the drug was released. It's averaged to one per month.

Some people are blaming one of the active ingredients, which is manufactured in China.
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This heartworm/flea problem has been an issue in our house and with our vet. He is die hard triflexis I have been hesitant because of problems I have heard of. Piglet has a flea allergy so I've had them all on Comfortis but this morning she has been vomiting after giving her comfortis. Last month both her and Petey got sick. We've made the decision to stick to hartgard and find another flea solution.
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This heartworm/flea problem has been an issue in our house and with our vet. He is die hard triflexis I have been hesitant because of problems I have heard of. Piglet has a flea allergy so I've had them all on Comfortis but this morning she has been vomiting after giving her comfortis. Last month both her and Petey got sick. We've made the decision to stick to hartgard and find another flea solution.
Just FYI, Comfortis is Trifexis just without the heartworm prevention.

Zoe was on Trifexis for a short period of time, during that time she would itch like crazy for the first week after taking it. I decided that enough was enough and we've been using Advantage Multi.
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This concerns me. I use trifexis for my dogs. Perhaps I will switch back to Revolution again.
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Just FYI, Comfortis is Trifexis just without the heartworm prevention.

Zoe was on Trifexis for a short period of time, during that time she would itch like crazy for the first week after taking it. I decided that enough was enough and we've been using Advantage Multi.

Yes I know that's why I won't switch to trifexis after having trouble with comfortis but thanks for the information. :

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We've been using Trifexis with Chloe for over a year now with no problems. She'll typically have one loose-ish stool after taking it but that's it.
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I had Guinness on it for six months but the entire time I was pretty nervous because I've heard a lot about it. Most of the complaints were a lot about vommiting and then giving the dog another one. I didn't feel comfortable doing something like that so I was thankful that Guinness didn't throw it up but I ended putting her on Sentinel because Interceptor was my choice pill but it was discontinued.
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I've had my dogs on Trifexis for quite some time (at least two years) without any problems. I read that "news" story elsewhere and it seems to be anecdotal cases reported by owners. One dog who died had a bacterial infection which probably brought on a heart attack. How would that be related to Trifexis?

One thing I like to keep in mind when considering stories and such on the internet is "correlation is not causation". Pet owners are usually quite desperate to know what happened when a pet dies or becomes ill and they want answers which are sometimes not forthcoming. Blaming the most recent med or treatment or food or treat is a very human thing but it doesn't make it a fact.

Before anyone suggests it, I don't work for Elanco or for Eli Lilly and have no financial interest in Trifexis. I just like to have some sort of scientific evidence before I condemn a product that has been taken by thousands and thousands of dogs without a problem. If I owned a dog who had a seizure disorder I would probably not use Trifexis based on their recommendation.
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On heartguard and Advantix II.
And mom usually leave me off heartguard during winter (no mosquitos) seasons.

She is the firm believer of medications only when you absolutely needs them...
Too much ambulance chasing lawyers due to bad drugs "commercials" you know...

Another proof why medicines are "practice" not a concrete science.
And nothing good comes from "MIC" (mom says that a looong time ago).
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Scary. That's why I give Nola Comfortis on the 1st of each month, and Heartgard on the 15th. I know Trifexis is Comfortis with heartworm prev, but since Comfortis just has the USA spinosad I feel safe giving it to her in conjunction to the Heartgard since the company's been around a long time with relatively few issues. I looked into Trifexis earlier this year, but was too leery to do it. Seeing this, I'm glad I didn't.
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