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  1. Hopefully the weather may soon get warmer. Thinking about flea and tick prevention, and if I should use a collar or eatable pill for our grey. Any recommendations on type and/or brands?
  2. We're a couple months into the Prison Protocol and realized that the two meds (Advantage Multi and Drontal Plus) cover pretty much everything except for ticks What do others using the protocol do for tick prevention? We're wary of combo products, we don't want to double up on meds that are for the other bugs, since we know he's already covered, but we're having a hard time finding anything just for ticks. What do you guys like/use?
  3. https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/us-invaded-by-savage-tick-that-sucks-animals-dry-spawns-without-mating/ Posted as an FYI. No known diseases in the US from them yet according to the article, but they are known to carry numerous diseases where they originated overseas.
  4. Just here to vent. Philly came from the track with these nastly little things. He was treated with drontal but got really sick so we switched to another med that the name now escapes me. After numerous poop tests, he was still turning up positive so we decided to treat every 3 weeks for 4 months. And it worked!!! (Or so we thought). He was given the all clear with a final poop test in March of this year. I was so happy, I squealed at the office during the phone call from the vet. Fast forward to late July, early this August, he started having loose poops. Ugh, I feared the worst as I hadn't changed anything. Sure, I'd snuck in some table food here and there but nothing more than a small piece of chicken. Was even planning on switching his food thinking that was it (Purina Pro Plan chicken) Vet confirmed the worst today. They saw some eggs in a recent stool sample. I'm devastated (for him and me). We worked so hard!!!! I don't have a yard so I have to walk him and he's never eaten anything off the grass on walks (he'll lick a wet spot on the grass which I assume is pee from another dog but that's about it). Oh well, We'll be going back to 3 wk treatments of the medication (the name of which still escapes me). Oh and I know some flea and tick meds also help with deworminf and stuff but Heartgard and Nexgard made him ill (lost appetite and loose poop with heartgard; vomiting with nexgard). Any recs on flea, tick, heartworm preventitive will be appreciated. Rant over. Thanks for listening.
  5. I have two wonderful greyhounds and each have a suppressed immune system for different reasons. I am hoping to find out what others are doing for their greyhound friends concerning vaccinations. We have been told by the neurologist and the oncologist to hold off on their vacations for now. But I am not exactly clear on this matter. Should that be all or just certain ones ? I have a form found on line that the Doctor can sign to verify the need not to vaccinate. Surprise is on life time metronomic chemotherapy for the hemangiopericytoma (and pain med) that was removed from his leg. San Tan Snuggles is on cyclosporine and prednisone (and other meds) for at least a year for GME. Also what would be a good tick and flea and mosquito preventative to use on these sensitive greyhounds, they seem to be very sensitive even to a half dose ? They are still up to date as of this time. But eventually that will change. We do not allow them around other pets or humans at this time, other than the vet because they are immune suppressed. .
  6. We are fairly new greyhound owners; we adopted our girl Ali in January of this year. We live in the midwest and fleas and ticks are in full swing by the early summer. We decided not to spend any money this year on flea prevention and fortunately, we did not see a single flea until she had a short stay at the vet's office for a dental back in August. Since then, we've seen them here and there, but it seems now like they're multiplying. We've given her multiple baths and we've treated all the carpets in our house with Borax. The baths seem to help for about a week and then she's scratching again. I'm so scared to give her any flea medication because it's hard for them to metabolize it and it builds up in their blood stream. I once owned a Boxer who had a bad reaction to Comfortis and eventually died from it, so pills definitely scare me! What is everyone's recommendation for prevention? Fleas are becoming resistant to Frontline in our area, so that's out of the question. Thanks! -Tara
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    Does anyone use pet armor flea and tick for their hounds? I know frontline and advantix are recommended and that greys can be very sensitive to different medicines, but pet armor is so much cheaper and seems to have the same ingredients. Just wanted to know if anyone has used it either successfully or unsuccessfully before we try it. We will be asking our vet her opinion when we go next week also! Thanks
  8. Merck announced that they've received FDA approval for their oral tick and flea medicine, BRAVECTO. From the press release: "Merck Animal Health (known as MSD Animal Health outside the United States and Canada) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of BRAVECTO™ (fluralaner) chewable tablets for dogs (112.5 mg, 250 mg, 500 mg, 1000 mg, 1400 mg). BRAVECTO is the first and only treatment that has been shown to quickly and effectively kill fleas and multiple tick species for 12 weeks in a single dose. BRAVECTO also is effective for eight weeks against Amblyomma americanum ticks. ... BRAVECTO comes in a convenient, single-dose chewable tablet and offers: * Immediate and persistent flea (Ctenocephalides felis) killing activity for 12 weeks * Immediate and persistent tick killing activity for 12 weeks (Ixodes scapularis – black-legged tick, Dermacentor variabilis – American dog tick, and Rhipicephalus sanguineus – brown dog tick) * Immediate and persistent tick killing activity for 8 weeks (Amblyomma americanum – lone star tick)" http://www.merck-animal-health-usa.com/news/2014-5-20.aspx It'll be interesting to see how it performs compared to Merial's Nexgard, which is given monthly. Nexgard has received approval from the FDA for the American dog tick and, more recently, the black-legged tick and the Lone Star tick.
  9. Hi everyone, We have a problem with ticks in our area. We tried using Advantix and unfortunately Sam did not react well to it at all. His back was itchy for close to two weeks and every time we would pet his back he would arch/curl his back. BUT, it's effective. We haven't found a tick on him since and that's what we wanted. SO we need to find another tick preventive solution... We have read a lot about Virbac's Preventic collar (seems to be very effective). It seems to be the way to go. Our only worry is that it indicates that it should not be used on cats. We do have one cat, should we be worried? They are not at all fans of each other, but we all live together in the same condo. Any feedback/advice/experiences you could share would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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