10-20-2016, 12:29 AM
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Nothing topical seems to work on my friend's poodle. She's tried numerous ones, and they all failed to work for more then the first few days. Her vet advised her to keep her on the Advantage Multi II and also use a Seresto collar, that combo also failed. She finally convinced the vet to give her an oral one, and ended up with Trifexis, that one has finally done the trick and we haven't seen fleas on the dog since she started using it.
Advantage Multi II does work on my dog, BUT he got to the point that he was running and hiding as soon as he saw me getting out the vial. I have switched to Nexgard and so far so good, it's been 5 months since he's been on it and no fleas or side effects. I do not want to use Trifexis on him since I like to have at least a month between the flea treatment and the heartworm treatment, I think it may be easier on his body to not be overloaded with so many preventatives all at once.
I do know the bad reviews about Nexgard, there's even a thread on here that's loaded with them, but I also know that ALL the preventatives have those types of reviews. The bad thing about Nexgard and other oral preventatives is that if the dog has a reaction usually all that can be done is supportive care, there's no washing it off. I just make sure to give my boy the Nexgard when I'm home during the week and in the morning, that way if he does happen to have a reaction I'll know it right away and my vet will be open and I can take him in.