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Old 04-30-2013, 07:18 PM
 
Location: prescott az
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Hi everyone. I am hoping to move there and here in AZ have not used any flea/tick preventative (like Advantage) ever and the dogs have never been infected. Must be the dry climate and lack of shrubbery . Anyway, what do you have to do in Greenville, especially if your pets want to use the dog park?

BTW When I get there, I hope to start a petition to get more dog parks in the area. Doggies get sick of going to the same place all the time.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:39 PM
 
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Anyway, what do you have to do in Greenville, especially if your pets want to use the dog park?
Yes, you will need it. Ticks are bad here and fleas are no fun either. Trust me.

Simple solution -> Trifexis

Believe me, this is the best stuff to use. A little expensive but it is worth it. We had fleas last year and just couldn't get rid of them. Our neighbor told us to try Trifexis and the fleas were gone in two days. It was almost unreal.
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Old 04-30-2013, 09:33 PM
 
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Yes, you will need it. Ticks are bad here and fleas are no fun either. Trust me.

Simple solution -> Trifexis

Believe me, this is the best stuff to use. A little expensive but it is worth it. We had fleas last year and just couldn't get rid of them. Our neighbor told us to try Trifexis and the fleas were gone in two days. It was almost unreal.
x2 on the Trifexis.

I fought with flea shampoo and advantage on and off for years with my dog. Switching to Trifexis was the best thing I ever did.
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Old 05-01-2013, 07:52 AM
 
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The fleas and ticks here are very prominent, even throughout the winter months! We also use Trifexis and it seems to work great.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:23 AM
 
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I would suggest you thoroughly research Trifexis before giving it to your pets. Do not simply take the word of a vet, do your own research. Veterinarians make big money from selling these products, they are not going to suggest natural remedies as a first line defense. Because nothing has happened does not mean it is a safe product. Read the label of admitted potential side effects. I have not used this product but am aware of other products that do kill that are still on the market. Rimadyl is one such product routinely prescribed by vets and it can kill.

When looking for a vet, contact a no kill shelter, talk to those that volunteer at shelters, vets like other docs are not all created equal. I've taken in stray for 30 years or so, I've seen all kinds. Many are sugar and slime, acting like they really care about pets but thats all a con. And willing to do nothing to help a small shelter or rescue, underneath it all its really all about money. Maybe you already know this, but as you are moving to a new area, thought I would share what I've seen over the years. Good luck on your move.

http://www.change.org/petitions/elan...exis-panoramis

Pet Remedies on Earth Clinic
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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You definitely should use products to prevent ticks, which are very prevalent in the Southeast and carry Lyme disease - something you do not want to contact.

Carolina Lyme - Education about Lyme Disease in the Carolina's

Georgia Lyme Disease Association - Lyme in the Southeast
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Old 05-01-2013, 05:07 PM
 
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Not sure if this is a problem in Arizona or not, but around here you also need to be vigilant about heartworms -- these are relatively easy to prevent but kinda nasty (and expensive) to treat.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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^^^Also, heartworm prevention is important. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos.
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Old 05-01-2013, 06:44 PM
 
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Also, heartworm prevention is important. Heartworms are transmitted by mosquitos.
Heartguard will do the trick.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:27 PM
 
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Heartguard will do the trick.
Back to Trifexis, does that not include heartworm prevention?
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