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20th March 2008, 12:38 PM
how often should you treat your dog for fleas, worming etc and what is the best products because my vet said that the treatment you get from the vet is more effective than out of the shops if there is a web site to get these from could someone please tell me as i don't want to find a bogus site, like i have posted before, i found a site but not sure if it's genuine i live in scotland
20th March 2008, 01:47 PM
Find the cheapest product online. Have the link ready and ring petmeds (see website). They will reduce any price , below theirs , by 5%. I prefer to phone, as you know excatly what you will pay. They are a genuine company and owned by a vet , who's onsite.
Worm an adult every 3-4 months. I use Drontal Plus.
I don't routinely treat for fleas, but have some Frontline spray. This needs a free prescription from your vet, but the spot-on pipettes, used on the neck, do not.
20th March 2008, 02:08 PM
how often should you treat your dog for fleas, worming etc and what is the best products
This often depends on where you live. Here in Australia we worm our dogs every 3 months (more frequently for puppies under 6 months). I use Drontal all wormer. We heartworm them monthly. There are two popular products here - Heartguard or Proheart (tablet not injection). Then for fleas we use Frontline monthly or if in a tick prone area then fortnightly.
I'd follow the advice of your vet re how often to administer these drugs, because geography is important.
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