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Re: Trifexis :( [Re: arycrest] #283781
05/28/13 12:03 AM
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Bonnie, I tripped over this the other day when looking for something else, about Rimadyl and Labs: http://srdogs.com/Pages/rimadylfr.html

I have never stopped HW meds. But I also have never given combination meds. I've either used regular Heartguard, and then I switched to Interceptor at 1/5th the regular dose, which only treats HW and not anything else.

So, I guess the question for me is about a regular deworming schedule, since my dogs have never been on meds that would regularly deworm. I never even ran annual fecals unless there were issues. However, with Jazz here and daycare requirements, I will do the annual fecal, and deworm if necessary. In theory, if the dog is on a monthly deworming, that's not necessary, but there is some question of whether that actually builds resistance. And there is some questions about the symbiotic relationship between some of these parasites and good health. The answers seem to get murkier????


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
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Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Trifexis :( [Re: MaxaLisa] #285260
06/11/13 01:43 AM
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I went out looking and found more and more dogs that are having problems with trifexis, sometimes after one or two doses. I did the same thing after comfortis had come out, and I certainly did not find the quantity that I am seeing here. It's pretty much convinced me never to use it, and also to recommend against it.

More...
https://m.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=233950610012938&id=110886408938194


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Trifexis Adverse Events #289496
07/18/13 05:21 AM
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Looks like a lawyer is starting to look into this:
http://www.protectingtheconsumer.com/trifexis-flea-medication.php


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Trifexis Adverse Events [Re: MaxaLisa] #289502
07/18/13 10:50 AM
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Never had a problem with this and have been using it for 3 years now.


Kathy

PTE,AC,URO3,AG2,UCD Xtra!Xtra! v. TeMar CDX,GN,RE,CGC,TC,HIC, Bh "Havoc" 6/4/07
PAM, URO3, UCD, UACH Tidmores Rising Star Lydia "Mayhem" CD,BN,RE,AX,AJP,OFP,P1J,CA,DJ,HT,TKN,TC,CGCU 4/4/12

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Re: Trifexis Adverse Events [Re: Kayos] #289511
07/18/13 12:52 PM
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Interesting. I know my vet didn't want to use it on Ghost because it was too new and she didn't trust it even though the practice we both work at was trying VERY hard to push the product. I'm so VERY GLAD she didn't and preferred to stick with products she knew and trusted with my boy.


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Re: Trifexis Adverse Events [Re: Götz] #289529
07/18/13 04:16 PM
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Oh wow -- I was actually thinking of talking to our vet about this product. New does bother me ... I think I'll stick to what I'm using now.


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Re: Trifexis Adverse Events [Re: FurKids] #289544
07/18/13 06:03 PM
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New bothers me too!

There are a lot of dogs out there doing fine on this, but there are enough that are getting sick, some dying, that I'm really glad that someone is looking into the scope of the problem.

I've post this on some of the forums I belong to:

...
Please spread the word to those that might have experienced issues with this drug. I have been following the FB group "Trifexis Kills DOGS", where, on a fairly regular basis, dogs are having bad reactions to this med, including some fatal reactions. It is unknown the extent of this problem. However, a lawyer is trying to gather stories, to see if there is cause to take action. Here is the webpage:

http://www.protectingtheconsumer.com/trifexis-flea-medication.php

Thanks,

LisaT
(Permision to cross-post)


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Trifexis Adverse Events [Re: MaxaLisa] #289548
07/18/13 06:18 PM
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Kayos has a hard time tolerating Ivermectin. I never had her tested for MDR1 but I bet she may hvae it. I have always used other stuff on her. She is the only dog on Trifexis right now and has not had a problem with it.

Due to furlough and money, I have gone to liquid Ivermectin for Havoc and Mayhem.

I certainly will be more watchful with this med now but will still use it.


Kathy

PTE,AC,URO3,AG2,UCD Xtra!Xtra! v. TeMar CDX,GN,RE,CGC,TC,HIC, Bh "Havoc" 6/4/07
PAM, URO3, UCD, UACH Tidmores Rising Star Lydia "Mayhem" CD,BN,RE,AX,AJP,OFP,P1J,CA,DJ,HT,TKN,TC,CGCU 4/4/12

Lucky, Wolf, Max, Kayos - gone not forgotten. gsdhalo
Re: Trifexis Adverse Events [Re: Kayos] #289584
07/18/13 09:23 PM
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It's always possible that the med is interacting with, say, another tick/flea product, or some genetic susceptibility, who knows shrug It seems like reactions occur in the first several times it has been used, but I haven't read all of the reports.


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Trifexis Adverse Events [Re: MaxaLisa] #289695
07/19/13 08:25 PM
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We just got it for all four of our dogs (Van, our GSD as well as Buddy, our Chihuahua, Mackie our Pomeranian and Pirate our Doxie).... now I am scared to give it to them!!!


Mom to four awesome human kids, and my 5 furry ones:

Van - nearly 3 yrs old.
Daenerys (Dani)GSD, 1 yr
Mackie - Pomeranian, 14 years
Buddy - Chihuahua, 4 years
Pirate -Dachshund, 10 years
Callie - Long Haired Tortie Cat, 6 years
Re: Trifexis Adverse Events [Re: Liz S.] #289713
07/20/13 03:04 AM
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Tough decisions!


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Trifexis Adverse Events [Re: MaxaLisa] #289720
07/20/13 05:10 AM
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This is why I don't use pesticides on my dogs. Very sad, for the people who trusted their vets and the drug companies. Not to mention bee colony collapse, the decline of songbirds and now this bat fungus (yes, I'm convinced that pesticides are no good). mad


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Re: Trifexis Adverse Events [Re: BowWowMeow] #299449
11/12/13 05:20 AM
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My phone doesn't have Flash, so I can't see the video, but here is a news report:

http://m.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/dog-owners-question-link-between-meds-and-deaths/nbpSg/


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Trifexis Adverse Events [Re: MaxaLisa] #299755
11/16/13 08:37 PM
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People avoiding Trifexis should also avoid ComboGuard ( Combo Guard ):
http://www.vethical.com/comboguard.html


MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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Re: Trifexis Adverse Events [Re: MaxaLisa] #300865
11/29/13 04:51 PM
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MaxaL (aka LisaT)

Jazmine, mini-mix, 10/18/2011
Max-n-Indy
Max, 5/2001-2/2012, RIP my partner, my Regal Boy
Indy, 5/1997-10/2010, RIP my friend, my teacher

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