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What's a good med. for heartworm/tick preventives?

I hear Frontline Plus is good, but I'm not sure... At what age can they take the medication? Dont know if this helps but the dog I am going to use the med. is on a westie. ALSO- How old should they be when I start use med. for them?

Asked By: sunshine <3 - 2/17/2008
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Frontline doesn't take care of heartworms... More
Answered By: One Odd Ferret - 2/17/2008
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Frontline is good for fleas and ticks and Sentinel is good for heartworm and baby flea eggs.
Answered By: risingashez - 2/17/2008
 
i recommend sentinel and revolution. ones a oral chew and its small and revolution is a topical. they can take them at any age. most begin at 12 weeks
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Answered By: mangafreak - 2/17/2008
 
Frontline does nothing for Heartworm... More
Answered By: Kitty k - 2/17/2008
 
Frontline is fine for fleas and ticks.. it works by paralyzing the parasites when they bite. Sentinel is okay, but it doesn't kill the fleas, it makes them sterile so they can't reproduce, so you have to wait for results. As for heartworm prevention, heartguard and interceptor are good at controlling both heartworms... More
Answered By: doodlebugmeem - 2/17/2008
 
Frontline kills fleas. Ivermectin prevents heartworms as do advantix, revolution, etc.
Answered By: ;) - 2/17/2008
 
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