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Heartgard Plus And Vectra 3D

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Does anyone know anything about these 2 products? New vet doesn't have Frontline or Triheart. Is vectra worth the extra cost? Sorry for not being able to do a search I only have 5 minutes at work for this.



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Heartgard Plus is the original brand name product and is probably one of the most popular heartworm preventatives on the market. It's a good product and very safe. Triheart is a generic that uses the same active ingredients as Heartgard.


I personally haven't tried Vectra, but previous discussions here seem to indicate that some greyhounds have had reactions to it. There are also some who have used it on their greyhounds with no problems.


Here are links to previous threads about Vectra 3D:




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I say no to Vectra. I probably have some posts in JJNg's links.


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Heartgard Plus is known for causing some soft poop in the first 24 hours after it's administered. The suspicion is that it's the flavoring in the chewable (vet today said the flavoring is pork and soy), since people who used the unflavored version that used to be on the market didn't have the soft-poop issue. At any rate, soft poop (but not full-blown diarrhea) has been the only complication with Heartgard Plus around here.

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