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Important questions to ask about new product Trifexis.

We would like to introduce and new pet owner Q&A segment to our blog this week.  The veterinarians at Deerfield get great questions from our clientele each and every week.   Sharing this information with everyone seems like a great way to keep everyone up on current events, prescription drug information and your pets health.

Q Our first question comes from Tammy regarding her friend Carson….

Hi – I sent this message on March 24, and haven’t heard anything back,  so I’m sending again (below)……….Please let me know about the Trifexis.

I have a question – I’ve heard about a new pill that is out that you can use for both the heartworm and flea prevention……but does it also protect against ticks and the other parasites that the Frontline & Interceptor protect against? and Carson has had some allergic reactions somewhat recently – is there a risk of an allergic reaction in using this pill? Carson’s reaction was to a rabies vaccine.  Also, on Carson, he had a seizure Sunday evening. It wasn’t nearly as severe as the ones he had last year – lasted between 1 and 2 minutes, he did not lose control of his bladder/colon, etc, his temp did go us some, but went back down quickly. He also recovered very quickly and it didn’t seem to wipe him out like the other ones had. He napped some, but not as much. I wanted to let you know so you could update his chart.

Thanks for your help!

Tammy

A So sorry we missed you – tons of junk mail these days, and we have our spam filters turned on to sort the junk from the important stuff.  These filters are not 100%.  We always try to return phone messages on the same day,  so please call with any important questions.

Does it also protect against ticks and the other parasites that the Frontline & Interceptor protect against?

No prevention for ticks – just fleas.  Has been a more effective product for eliminating fleas than Frontline.  Broader spectrum in other regards – also prevents canine heartworm disease, roundworms, hookworms and whip worms.

Is there a risk of an allergic reaction in using this pill?

An allergic reaction can occur with any medication however, we have not had any problems with Trifexis to date.  Occasionally we have a patient that will vomit after administering the medication.  Please give us a call if any vomiting occurs.

Carson, he had a seizure Sunday evening.

Thanks for the update – will note in his medical chart – please let me know if seizure continue on his anticonvulsant.  Trifexis is contraindicated (not for use) in pets who have a history of seizures.

Thanks for all the great questions and again, we are sorry we missed you on the email.

Dr. Ned


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