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Flea, Tick and Heart Worm Medications

Flea, Tick and Heart Worm Medications

I get asked all the time "what product do you recommend for flea, tick and heartworm".
IF you need a product that one dose will take care of everything, then you should consider Revolution.
Revolution is also not "targeted" for ticks, where as Adantix II is very geared towards ticks
Revolution does require blood work for heart worm prior to your Vet giving you this product.
And we have heard that Revolution is ineffective until 30 days after the first application.

We recommend if you are going to use anything, to use Advantix.
This product you can get dispensed without any blood work and it works.

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What is Revolution or Advantix ?

I do want people to keep in mind that applying products and administering vaccines is putting POISON
into your puppies system the same time you are compromising their immune system.
That being said, if you live in a location where fleas and ticks and mosquitoes can harm your puppy
you do need to come up with a solution. So we recommend that you do not vaccine when you are
administering other medications. Break it up if at all possible. Also never give Rabies the same time as other vaccines.
Please do not "bombard" your puppy with toxins if at all possible VETS DO NOT ALWAYS KNOW BEST !!
Vaccinosis, Cancer, Autoimmune issues, Seizure and death can occur with any toxin you administer to your puppy or dog.

Bijou Poodles do not have a flea, tick or mosquitoes issues where we live "yet".
Poodles raised by BIJOU STANDARD POODLES are raised FREE of Medications, Treatments and Toxins.
Because our Poodles are breeding, we feel this is important for the health of the puppies they produce, to be toxin free.

Our friends at Royal Standard Poodles use and reccomend natural spray of a cedar product
in their yard and house to lesson the chance of flea and or tick infestation in high risk areas.
People also use chickens to keep the flea and or tick population down.
It is good to know that there are natural yard products out there and available and perhaps in
particularly high risk areas someone could choose to alternate natural for chemical products or use both
to lesson the need for heavy chemical use.

Are flea and tick products safe ?

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*Click to read more information on Flea products from Fosters Smith

Bijou Poodles does not have our Poodles routinely on flea or tick products
we do not have parasites on our dogs or in our area.
IF we did have an issue with fleas I would only administer it until the fleas were gone
as it is important to me to not have too many toxins in our Poodles systems.

Heartworm Medication

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*Click to read about Heartworm Medications Compared
Bijou Poodles does not give their poodles Heart worm medication.
Because our Poodles are being used in a breeding program we do not want them to be bombarded with toxins
however if you are going to use a product then Heartgard is one we would recommend you consider.

There are many negative side effects to any "medication" or foreign substance you introduce into your dog's system.
Heartworm medication, vaccinations, Flea medications are toxins that are absorbed into your dog's system and can be
VERY hard on the liver, stomach and even contribute to Cancer, especially if given at the same time.
it is up to "YOU" the owner weigh the pro's and con's of using any products or chemicals on your puppy.
We did find this great article that hopefully can assist you with deciding about Heartworm Medication:

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Getting To The Heart Of Heartworm

by Charlotte Walker
Risk Assessment - for each question there is only one answer, "yes" or "no".
Each question has a value placed next to each answer.
Take the test, add your score and find where you fit in with Charlotte's results.

Is there a high incidence of heartworm in your area? Yes = 0 No = 4
Does your animal get a heartworm blood test every year? Yes = 5 No =2
Do you live near a swampy area? Yes = 1 No = 5
Do you live on a farm? Yes = 2 No = 5
Does your animal have sort hair or lots of exposed skin? Yes = 1 No = 4
Doe he sleep outside at night? Yes = 0 No = 5
Do you apply a natural bug repellent to your dog during bug season? Yes = 5 No = 3

Score: 19 - 33
Your animal is most likely at a low risk for heartworm. He probably doesn't need preventative medication.
Score: 11 - 18
There is some risk of your animal being infected.
Keep him indoors at night and apply natural bug repellent to your dog when he's outside.
Score: 0 - 10
Your animal is likely at high risk for heartworm.
Do everything you can to protect him from mosquito bites and talk to your vet about a preventative program.

Charlotte added a little information about heartworm:

"Heartworm has been found just about everywhere in the U.S. and Canada, but it's especially in the southeastern regions of the continent.
In the States, the most cases are found along the Mississippi and Ohio River valleys, as well as along the Gulf coast and into Louisiana.
Southwestern Ontario accounts for around 90% of all heartworm cases in Canada, but the disease is also found in other provinces,
notably southern Quebec, southern Manitoba and B.C.'s Okanagan Valley.

Revolution will prevent heart worm, you only need this one product for fleas, ticks and heart worm.
Trichuris vulpis, commonly known as whipworm does bring on the same symptoms as Addisons...
intermittent vomiting and Diarrhea, dysorexia, weakness, and weight loss.
infections are reported as causing hyponatremia and hyperkalemia and reduction of the cardiac silhouette
with fecal smears negative for whip worms.
The syndrome mimics Addison's disease in every way except that testing for Addison's disease
is negative and deworming yields a complete recovery. In one documented treatment the dog was
treated with oral administration of milbemycine oxime (0.70�EUR?mg/kg bw; Interceptor Novartis AH)
and i.v. administration of 800�EUR?mL of saline solution (Na+Cl�^' 0,9%) and discharged.
Read more on this here Pseudo-Addison Disease
Some topical treatments may kill whipworms, regular monthly doses of Interceptor or Sentinel are GUARANTEED
to wipe out the new adults at the time of each dosing but they can live up to 5 years in soil or grassy areas.

1% injectible cattle wormer with the trade name of Ivomec