Lung and heart worm prevention

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  1. Mags52

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    We've just been to the vet to get our dog passports ready for our trip in September. We plan to wander through France, Spain and possibly into Portugal. The vet said that we should protect the dogs from lung and heart worm but one of ours is allergic to spot on treatments and currently there are no alternatives available in the UK.
    He suggested that we go to a French vet as we move down into Southern France as they have more lung worm and might have different treatments. I know it's a long shot but has anyone else come across this problem and solved it?
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    We bought some Milbemax worming tablets in France last year direct from a vet as it is a better wormer than you can usually get in the UK unless you get it from a vet here and pay a packet for it! You can ask your vet for a prescription so you can buy it online if you wish but it still makes it quite pricey. We got the chewy ones as they are easier to get the dogs to take but obviously cost a little bit more.
     
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    We used to dose our Shepard against Heart worm every month, the cost was somewhere in the region of A$45 per. When I saw a Golden Lab suffering from Heart Worm, We never ever quibbled the cost of the A$45 again!
     
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    Our dog is Spanish and we use Cardotek, you can buy it from Vets in Spain very easy. It is a tablet and we find that it is very good indeed, our Vet recommended it. Dose depends on size of dog our dog is about 10 kg and the cost about 30 Euro for a six month supply. Hope that helps.
     
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    Milbemax doesn't treat for lungworm, we use Advocate but it's a spot on.
    As far as we found there isn't an oral treatment for lung worm in UK.
     
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    Don't know if it helps but I use Advocate on ours which covers lungworm. According to our vet there is nothing else available that covers for lungworm. I've no reason to doubt this as the combined Advocate treatment I buy is significantly cheaper than any alternative I've found.

    Milnenax is just a tapeworm treatment so is no good for this.
     
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    boy oh boy this is one of the reasons I am in this club. thanks funsters.(y)
     
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    Yes, Mike........be very careful what you lick........ ;)
     
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    Thanks folks. We can't use Advocate because the one time we did use it her skin broke out in a big weeping mass about 5cm diameter and she's only a little thing. She was in a terrible state. Vet says she can never have spot on treatments. We'll get to a vet as soon as we get down into France where lungworm is more prevalent. It's good to know that there are tablets in Spain thanks @Billy23
    The tablets that are for ticks cost us £25 per tablet! They last 3 months but still a horrific price.
    This forum is great - thanks so much for the advice and information.
     
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    Try this blog site, post your question and you will get all the info you need... A really helpful site...(nearly as good as fun!)

    http://www.dogtravelblog.co.uk
     
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    Ah! Now ticks, once again our Spanish dog, has a Scalibor collar, that is for ticks (she never gets them) and mosquito`s (they can be very bad for dogs in Spain, but I understand most in Andalucia area) Our dog lives in Spain and with the Cardotek and Scalibor collar never had a problem.

    I would point out that, it seems the Scaibor collar that you buy in Spain is different to the ones in the UK, so best buy in Spain (about 18 Euros).
     
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    Ours has advocate ... but it's not a spot on. It's a prescription tablet
     
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    My vet didn't know of it as a tablet and I can't find it online. Can you point me in the right direction please? All the Advocate adverts refer to the spot on.
     
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    Hmm I've just been batted round the head.. he has advocate spot on and drontal tablets ... sorry :Eeek:
     
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    Bravecto tab, taken orally 3 monthly protects against ticks and fleas
     
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    Yes we have this one but it doesn't work for lung and heart worm. As I was falling asleep last night it dawned on me that I worry more about the dogs' health than I do about my own. LOL
     
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    Take sensible precautions as well, don't leave dog bowls outside at night. Wash food and water bowls thoroughly. Don't leave any dog balls or toys outside on the ground.
    It might also be worth translating and printing out a few veterinary requests, including the info of your dogs allergy, to prevent confusion if you visit a vet.
     
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    Where is the best place to buy worming tablets. I see most folks take there own to the vets in France to get the passport stamped.
    Is this due to cost ir keeping to the same brand tablet.
     
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    Of course ...... doesn't everyone ????? :)
     
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