Trifexis Tuesday – Let’s Talk

Y’all know I can sleep anywhere. Including my monkey grass in the backyard. Sometimes, when I sleep outside, I imagine crawly things on me. Bugs and stuff. You know, the slug juice that makes its way across my face and back on to the grass. Yuk.

With bugs comes parasites and diseases so the peeps are treating me with chemical stuff. I had my first Trifexis pill on Sunday night. I loved my Heartguard, but it doesn’t prevent whipworms. We didn’t need the flea additive because I used FrontLine. Then, the peeps finally got wise and thought, ‘hey, THAT’S a chemical, too!’ – not doing that anymore. We then started using Natural Defense spray from Sentry. That worked fine until we went back to the dogtor and found that Interceptor and Sentinel aren’t available anymore. (Actually, it still works, but I don’t need it anymore.)

Back to the Trifexis. According to some Internet reports, that stuff is pretty scary. It takes care of EVERYTHING: heartworms, parasites and fleas. Kills fleas within 30 minutes of a dose. WOW.

How about you? What do you use for heartworms, parasites and fleas? Is there any other way to prevent heartworms and parasites other than ingesting chemicals????

What You Learned Today:

  • Oh me. Back on the drugs to stay healthy.
  • But how healthy are the drugs?
  • We worry.


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23 Responses to Trifexis Tuesday – Let’s Talk

  1. We’re on Interceptor for the yucky heartworms and other stuff. So far we haven’t gotten any fleas, so Momma doesn’t keep us on anything for that. She said she doesn’t like to put chemicals on us unless she has to!

  2. Kyla says:

    We don’t have ticks or fleas here so no need to take anything for them. Just the heartworm. When we travel out of the desert, we get stuff put on our necks. Why don’t They get stuff on Their necks?

    I voted (again-must be Chicago). It’s better than the regular election because the participants keep their promises (best of all, they don’t make any). The lesser of two evils is still evil. Here, there are a bunch of deserving candidates so it’s gonna be hard for you, Stuart. We’re pulling for you. I thought it was over 8/31 and now you tell us 9/11. I’ll plug you on my blog.

    • DID I SAY 9/11???? YIKES! That’s wrong. Sorry! It’s 8/31. Oh me.

      You’re right about Chicago AND the fact that it’s going to be a hard race.

      I’m not dropping out, though. I’m a tenacious terrier!

      THANKS! I’ll keep my promises….whatever they may be.

  3. It’s a hard one, whether to use chemicals or not. We think that you have to consider where your pets live and what the dangers are in your particular area. Tick- and mosquito-borne diseases are prevalent in central Europe and curing them can be very difficult or impossible. Of course it would be good to use a natural remedy but so far we haven’t heard about any that are reliable enough 😦

  4. Alyssa says:

    Well Stuart, we use Comfortis for the Fleas but if we don’t see any fleas we don’t give it to them. I haven’t worried too much about the heartworm, perhaps I should?
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

  5. Lee says:

    I Voted! Now for the Trifexis, I just took my first dose on the first of the month. We could not get what I had before. What is up with our Meds that they cannot get or they are not making anymore. We did not like what we read either. If it could kill a flea in 30 minutes well that sounds great, but those suckers are strong bugs ~ so is that safe for me.
    Sweet William The Scot

    • I don’t know either my friends. Things change so much don’t they? I LOVED my Heartguard…but then I got whipworms and the rest, well you know.

      Maybe the drug companies got bought by some big ‘ole other companies and they don’t care about us anymore.

      But, I care about y’all. And you care about me. All is well. Thanks for the vote!

      Arooo, Stu

      • Lee says:

        I really do hope you win the Thundershirt. Lee’s Half Pence was in a contest to be the cover dogs for the phone directory the year before he went to the bridge. We came in second and lost by only less than twelve votes. Lee wanted Half Pence to win so bad. She regrets that she did not campaign for him.
        Sweet william The Scot


    Mom had Corky on Interceptor many years ago and she still got heartworm. Corky crossed the rainbow bridge many years ago and all of the scotties since have been on Heartgard or its generic equivalent. We get Confortis for fleas. Mom buys the size for the largest dog available and divides it into four pieces. Each pill lasts SHelby and myself for two months. The vet tech said that you can not really divide the Triflexis into pieces because you don’t know if everything is equally mixed into the pill. Confortis is just for fleas and it works really well. We have not had a problem since we started using it. SHelby is a licker and the drops on the shoulder were not guaranteed to stay put on my back with her around. Love Sid

  7. Dougall says:

    Floyd and I take heart worm tablets, and use Advantix (which takes care of flees, ticks and mosquitoes).

    But they still chemical solutions.

  8. We’re on Frontline and Heartguard. Mom would love to go with natural preventatives but she is leery and a big chicken.

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

  9. Daisy says:

    We use Guardian for heartworm and other worms. We’re lucky…knock on wood…that we don’t have fleas out here. We DID get them a few summers ago when it was hot and humid, but usually it’s too dry. Then we use a flea tablet…can’t remember the name of at the moment.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  10. sue ellen says:

    Frontline…heartguard at our house. We don’t like chemicals either but feel trapped because there is nothing else available…. L&M

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