I thought I would share a little interesting fact on how to save a lot of money on any of the products you choose for your pet this year.
The manufacturers all advertise their products as "good for up tp xxx amout of lbs/kg". This means that you might not need a full vile to protect your pet. For example....if you have 2 dogs and buy a product that will do up to a 100 lb dog you can split it in half and dose it. I never knew this until recently and was always wasting the whole product on my animals because that's what the vet told me to do
. I bought a 6 mnth dose for my two girls (so the vet said 3 months for the two of them) and as it turns out when calculated it will do both my dogs and my moms cat for 6 months...not three. Big difference from the 3 months and two dogs concept eh? A difference of about $130! I guess we shouldn't always follow the label. A vet friend of mine confirmed this and said it is not something they tell customers because most people don't know how to dose it or don't want to.
So a little hint for everyone out there....read the label closely. Here is an example of the new Advantage Multi and how to REALLY dose it.
Advantage Multi: (fleas, hookworm, roundworm, heartworm and an off label mite and lice deterrent/treatment)
Comes in a 4mL vile x 6 months. A 50 lb dog only needs 2 mL to be sufficient or half a vile. A 70 lb dog=3mL or 3/4 vile. And a cat= 0.4 mL of a vile (astonishing since we are spending and dosing more than that)
So whatever that it is you choose read it closely and buy the largest vile per $$$ that you can and dose it out. You will save a lot in the long run.