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Posted : 5/9/2012 4:01:18 PM
Posted : 5/9/2012 4:18:38 PM
Yikes - I didn't hear about deaths related to Trifexis. That's what we give Ruby, so I'll be interested in the responses. We were told she might vomit after taking it the first time, but she didn't, and we've given it to her monthly since last May.
We used to give Tonka Interceptor every month without any problems. We only gave him Frontline when flea risk was high. Our vet recommended Trifexis for Ruby (I guess it wasn't available when Tonka was alive). I hadn't heard anything bad about then.
Posted : 5/9/2012 4:36:38 PM
Here's the link that someone posted on FB - http://www.change.org/petitions/fda-elanco-recall-the-preventative-dog-tablet-trifexis
I'm hoping it's more hype than fact but after the food recalls, I'm starting to pay more attention to these kinds of posts.
Posted : 5/9/2012 5:54:53 PM
Posted : 5/9/2012 6:01:55 PM
Posted : 5/9/2012 6:21:53 PM
Posted : 5/9/2012 6:53:33 PM
Just like human medications, there will always be side effects. Some are more serious than others and some people and some dogs can't tolerate certain side effects. I wish we didn't ever have to give our dogs any sort of drug but I weigh the risks with each medication based on the available scientific research, and make a decision. I think it's wrong for people to panic others based on their own limited experiences and knowledge but it's very common on the internet. It's always possible that some day one of my dogs will have a bad reaction to a drug but if I suspected a specific drug or product killed my dog I'd have a necropsy done to try and determine the cause of death. Assumptions and accuasations are easy to make but not always easy to confirm.
The most common side effect with Trifexis is vomiting. I watch my dogs closely after they are given their monthly dose to make sure I don't see any side effects that might require veterinary attention. None of them has ever shown any signs of a problem and I hope that continues to be the case.
Posted : 5/9/2012 6:57:19 PM
Not meaning to hijack and with a dumb question, but what is Trifexis?
Posted : 5/9/2012 8:43:12 PM
tiffy Not meaning to hijack and with a dumb question, but what is Trifexis?
Posted : 5/9/2012 9:27:23 PM
Posted : 5/9/2012 9:28:16 PM
Basically like Heartguard?
Posted : 5/9/2012 9:41:58 PM
I have read on different forums of dogs throwing up after taking it, but most have no problme. I only have one problem with it. Honey has been on Interceptor and just had her lat pill on the 1st and I hae to get something else befroe June 1. This will most likely be my choice.
BUT, Honey rarely has a flea. If we see a flea or she scratches, we give her the Comfortis for fleas. However, it is only about 3 times a year. I hate giving it to her via the Trifexis every month when it is not needed. But I guess until Interceptor comes back, tht will be what she gets ech month.
Posted : 5/9/2012 9:44:22 PM
Is it safe for herders?
Posted : 5/9/2012 10:15:00 PM
It's milbemycin, Tiffy -- which is what was in Interceptor. The "different" thing is it has Spinosad in it (which is what Comfortis is) for fleas -- that part of it is systemic.
Spinosad is not indicated for seizure dogs or dogs prone to seizures. It's the heartworm preventive drug that is linked to problems iwth herders and it's milbemycin that IS safe for herders (as opposed to ivermectin which is not.)
Posted : 5/10/2012 10:33:45 AM
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