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    Do you give your dog flea pills?

    When I first got my puppy,I wanted to keep fleas at a miminum. I was told either to get the pup Frontline,or this pill that the vet had offered.I opted to get the pill.The pill is given to a dog once a month and it is supposed to keep the fleas away by displacing a odor that fleas can't stand.Has anyone heard of this kind of pill? I might be wrong about the odor thing,but I don't thing so.Also,is this pill safe or did I get bad advice from the vet?

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    Re: Do you give your dog flea pills?

    Actually I haven't heard of flea pills
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    Re: Do you give your dog flea pills?

    No, I do give her a heartworm preventative though.

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    Re: Do you give your dog flea pills?

    I think you may be referring to Comfortis. I give it to mine during the summer months and neither have every had a flea. They are inside dogs, but love to go on walks and LOVE to roll around in the grass. Neither did well with the topicals (sick for days after application), but they do fine on Comfortis. If they go to the groomer during the time they are NOT on Comfortis they each take Capstar just in case and do well on that also.

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    Re: Do you give your dog flea pills?

    I treat my kids with Advantage Multi, your pup has to be at least 7 weeks. This is a topical solution once a month solution like frontline but covers so much more. It covers heart-worm prevention, treatment and control of Fleas, hookworms, roundworms, whipworms and mites. My dogs are in the house mostly, this takes care of it all. This type of Advantage is available usely only at vets. It's cost is more than the frontline, but when you add on not having to use a separate heart multi-wormer pill, it's very convenient
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    Re: Do you give your dog flea pills?

    Quote Originally Posted by BullieCrazy View Post
    I treat my kids with Advantage Multi, your pup has to be at least 7 weeks. This is a topical solution once a month solution like frontline but covers so much more. It covers heart-worm prevention, treatment and control of Fleas, hookworms, roundworms, whipworms and mites. My dogs are in the house mostly, this takes care of it all. This type of Advantage is available usely only at vets. It's cost is more than the frontline, but when you add on not having to use a separate heart multi-wormer pill, it's very convenient
    I'm going to ask the vet about that this Wed. when I take her back for more shots and a check up. Very nice picyures of your dogs!

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    Re: Do you give your dog flea pills?

    Have you Googled it? Its probably a herbal remedy. If its effective let us know.

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    It might be Comfortis. That's the only monthly "flea pill" I think a vet would give you. However, if it is, your vet doesn't know much about it. Because it doesn't put off "an odor that the fleas can't stand"---it kills any flea that bites your dog. I've heard good things about Comfortis, and I plan to try it this summer.

    Definitely ask your vet what product he gave you. If it IS Comfortis, I'd probably want to find a new vet....one that understands how the products he prescribes work.

    The only flea pills I can think of that give off an odor that fleas don't like are garlic pills. I don't think an allopathic vet would give them to you, though. They're more of a herbal remedy.
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    Re: Do you give your dog flea pills?

    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggydog View Post
    When I first got my puppy,I wanted to keep fleas at a miminum. I was told either to get the pup Frontline,or this pill that the vet had offered.I opted to get the pill.The pill is given to a dog once a month and it is supposed to keep the fleas away by displacing a odor that fleas can't stand.Has anyone heard of this kind of pill? I might be wrong about the odor thing,but I don't thing so.Also,is this pill safe or did I get bad advice from the vet?

    I think you're talking about Comfortis. My Molly takes this and she hasn't had a single flea since starting it. She's allergic to fleas and Frontline wasn't doing it's job. There can be a reaction to the Comfortis but for us the benefits more than outweigh the risk.

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    Little late?

    Quote Originally Posted by busyx3 View Post
    I think you're talking about Comfortis. My Molly takes this and she hasn't had a single flea since starting it. She's allergic to fleas and Frontline wasn't doing it's job...
    Seems like closing the barn door after the horse has run off. Isn't the point to kill or disuade the fleas before they bite?

    If it works it works.

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    Re: Little late?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orange County Ca View Post
    Seems like closing the barn door after the horse has run off. Isn't the point to kill or disuade the fleas before they bite?

    If it works it works.

    Well, if I want to take her on walks I can't treat the entire road for fleas.

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    Re: Do you give your dog flea pills?

    Quote Originally Posted by BullieCrazy View Post
    I treat my kids with Advantage Multi, your pup has to be at least 7 weeks. This is a topical solution once a month solution like frontline but covers so much more. It covers heart-worm prevention, treatment and control of Fleas, hookworms, roundworms, whipworms and mites. My dogs are in the house mostly, this takes care of it all. This type of Advantage is available usely only at vets. It's cost is more than the frontline, but when you add on not having to use a separate heart multi-wormer pill, it's very convenient
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    Re: Do you give your dog flea pills?

    Quote Originally Posted by Willowy View Post
    It might be Comfortis. That's the only monthly "flea pill" I think a vet would give you. However, if it is, your vet doesn't know much about it. Because it doesn't put off "an odor that the fleas can't stand"---it kills any flea that bites your dog. I've heard good things about Comfortis, and I plan to try it this summer.

    Definitely ask your vet what product he gave you. If it IS Comfortis, I'd probably want to find a new vet....one that understands how the products he prescribes work.

    The only flea pills I can think of that give off an odor that fleas don't like are garlic pills. I don't think an allopathic vet would give them to you, though. They're more of a herbal remedy.
    I believe it is Comfortis.He didn't say that it put out an odor for the fleas,I just assumed it.

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