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Old 12-08-2012, 10:20 PM

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With a cat and now two dogs flea, tick heart worm meds are getting expensive when purchased from my vet. I use Trifexis (requires prescription) for Lady and although I wanted to use the same on Prince my vet said he did not recommend it for dogs under 5 pounds. He will get heartgaurd (requires prescription) and frontline for flea/tick (over the counter). To buy a six months supply of these meds from petmeds is $60.00 cheaper than buying from the vet. Does anyone use petmeds? Have you had problems with them (petmeds) if you do? In the event my enlarged fur family I think I might go this route. Also, if you use frontline, does a very small dog really need a whole tube (says for dogs up to 22 pounds). Goodness, Prince is only 3.5 pounds! I hate that my vet appears to overcharge.
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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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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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Wow, that is interesting about it losing effectiveness. Is that for both flea and tick or just ticks? Thanks.
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Wow, that is interesting about it losing effectiveness. Is that for both flea and tick or just ticks? Thanks.
I think it was mostly fleas- it's because they've built up an immunity to the active ingredient.


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What do you use? I guess I just need an over the counter topical for Prince.
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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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From un-approved third parties^^^ 1800 PetMeds has intact warranties for many of the heart worm medicines, you just have to read the fine print. It is the shadier pharmacys you have to look out for. We have used them a time or two because my vet does not carry flea/tick/heartworm stuff regularly cause we don't have them here. When we travel we sometimes order from them. I've never had a problem.
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My vet gave me a sample of advantage, up to 22 lbs and said to only put half of it on Ike and throw the rest away, Ike weighs 2.8 lbs. I usually use Frontline.I have bought from Petmeds and had no problems.
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Wow, that is interesting about it losing effectiveness. Is that for both flea and tick or just ticks? Thanks.
Fleas...I'm not sure about your area (even tho you are about 2 hours away) but over here there are immune to flea meds.

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Same as what my old vet said about my area, she use Vectra 3D now because they are immune to the other flea meds here.
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