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Old 12-08-2012, 11:22 PM
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Yes I did know about the tick thing and Trifexis and I did find a tick on Price not long ago. Wow, this is complicated. I wonder why my vet suggested Frontline plus? Seems like a vet wouldn't do that if this immunity thing is common knowledge (to everyone but me apparently)!
I never knew about the immunity thing until that vet told me!
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Me too but Star is only 3.4 lbs, cant wait til the Trifexis comes out.

Ashley, do you use Vectra 3D every month til winter?
I got Toby in February, he was just over 3 lbs. He got Vectra 3d every 45 days (we lived in FL where fleas and ticks are crazy). When we moved to NC in August, we continued Vectra 3d we had from our FL vet. In October, we went to the vet up here to buy more. They didn't sell it and recommended Trifexis. After review, I decided that since the vet is right next door and easy to buy from, I would use Trifexis every 60 days for Winter. When it gets time for flea/tick season, I will find a vet that sells Vectra 3d around here or order it from the FL vet and have it shipped. So whether Vectra or Trifexis, I only do every 45-60 days.
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I got Toby in February, he was just over 3 lbs. He got Vectra 3d every 45 days (we lived in FL where fleas and ticks are crazy). When we moved to NC in August, we continued Vectra 3d we had from our FL vet. In October, we went to the vet up here to buy more. They didn't sell it and recommended Trifexis. After review, I decided that since the vet is right next door and easy to buy from, I would use Trifexis every 60 days for Winter. When it gets time for flea/tick season, I will find a vet that sells Vectra 3d around here or order it from the FL vet and have it shipped. So whether Vectra or Trifexis, I only do every 45-60 days.
You dont want to live at my house, there is a ditch in my backyard that is a mosquito breeding ground, cant wait to move before they come out again. I remember reading in the past post you use half the tube of Vectra each month, am I correct? I'm already using Heartguard every 45 days not even sure if I spread it out a few more weeks since it's winter. I havent even use any flea meds that I have yet.
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My old vet told me that buying from a third party distributor voids the manufacturer warranty. I have absolutely no idea if that is true though- she may have just been angling for my money.

Also, in our area I think frontline has lost it's effectiveness- ticks especially have become rather immune. Advantage is probably better, but I don't know if they make a proper dosage.

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That is true, vets don't just say that for the $. The online pharmacies do not get products directly from the manufacturer. It voids the warranty and you can't even guarantee that it is the same product.

I work for a vet clinic and I know that the company that makes Trifexis/Comfortis does not sell to online pharmacies.
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Old 12-09-2012, 12:24 AM
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I am going to order from them next month as I will need Flea prevention and heartworm prevention for both dogs. I use Heartguard for heartworm prevention and Frontline for fleas.
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That is true, vets don't just say that for the $. The online pharmacies do not get products directly from the manufacturer. It voids the warranty and you can't even guarantee that it is the same product.

I work for a vet clinic and I know that the company that makes Trifexis/Comfortis does not sell to online pharmacies.
Respectfully stated, Trifexis is available from petmeds with a prescription either mailed in or verified via phone between petmeds and your vet.
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Website also says it is the same meds sold by vets. I am just thinking my personal health insurance has an online pharmacy that is also cheaper than a traditional pharmacy. I don't hesitate to order prescriptions online for mysel.....hmmmm maybe I am over thinking this. High volume sales can lower the price of any item.
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Website also says it is the same meds sold by vets. I am just thinking my personal health insurance has an online pharmacy that is also cheaper than a traditional pharmacy. I don't hesitate to order prescriptions online for mysel.....hmmmm maybe I am over thinking this. High volume sales can lower the price of any item.
So, I did some research because I was curious. Apparently, if you buy a preventative from petmeds and you have an issue (dog reaction, etc) the manufacturer will not pay for treatment. If this were to happen after buying from a vet, the manufacturer warranty pays for treatment. There have been numerous anecdotal stories regarding them buying products from other countries, selling expired products, etc. So technically they are selling the same products, but not at the same standard. Apparently many vets won't prescribe for them.

I have no idea how true any of the above is, since much of it is anecdotal, but it is enough to make me personally seriously question ever using it. Honestly, I'm confused about what is true about the site, which makes me nervous to begin with.

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