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Post by KMack02 on Wed Jun 03 2015, 19:53

At the moment I'm on a pet plan that costs £14 a month and that covers all of peppers fleaing and worming (advocate & drontal).

I was just wondering what you all use and roughly how much it costs you.
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Post by ColinW on Wed Jun 03 2015, 20:32

Just got mine when i needed them when Iza was a pup not that much every couple months say £5 tops.
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Post by KMack02 on Wed Jun 03 2015, 20:42

Thanks col.

I've had a few dog owner friends tell me I'm paying over the odds but being new to this dog ownery business I've pretty much swallowed everything the vet has said, hence paying £14 a month!

That covers being fleed every 4 weeks and wormed every 3 months.
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Post by ColinW on Wed Jun 03 2015, 20:57

I'm a newbie as well who started getting worming tabs from the vet then i found out you can buy them online for a fraction of the cost as for fleaing think Iza had been done once.
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Post by KMack02 on Wed Jun 03 2015, 21:10

I've just been mooching about online and I can get 4 months worth of flea treatments for £10.49 and a worming tablet for £1.55 the only difference is the flea treatment is called advantage because the advocate is prescription only.

It's all so mind boggling. Even with a prescription I can get 6 months worth of flea treatment for £30. Most of my dog owner friends say they don't flea every month Straight Face
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Post by Bane on Wed Jun 03 2015, 21:15

We were introduced to one of these plans the last time we visited the vet. I think it's £13 per month for full flea and worming for the year, 2 health checks, 10% off any vet costs, vaccinations every year and some other bits and pieces. It is worth it if you follow their plan of worming and fleaing every month!

I don't know any dog that's wormed and flea'd every month though and not keen! We just buy the tablets from the vets. I think it's about £50 for 6 tablets that covers both and have been giving them to him every 3 months up until now.

If you do buy yourself, I've always been advised to stay away from the cheapy super market brands as they often don't cover everything and aren't very good Smile

As for fleaing as well, I have never seen one on him! Being short haired it's easy to spot and I would say if you don't have any other pets, it's not such a necessary.
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Re: Flea and worming

Post by KMack02 on Wed Jun 03 2015, 21:25

Bane wrote:We were introduced to one of these plans the last time we visited the vet. I think it's £13 per month for full flea and worming for the year, 2 health checks, 10% off any vet costs, vaccinations every year and some other bits and pieces. It is worth it if you follow their plan of worming and fleaing every month!

I don't know any dog that's wormed and flea'd every month though and not keen! We just buy the tablets from the vets. I think it's about £50 for 6 tablets that covers both and have been giving them to him every 3 months up until now.

If you do buy yourself, I've always been advised to stay away from the cheapy super market brands as they often don't cover everything and aren't very good Smile

As for fleaing as well, I have never seen one on him! Being short haired it's easy to spot and I would say if you don't have any other pets, it's not such a necessary.

That's the one! I've followed it this far because I don't know any better I dont want to s

The ones I'm looking at online are the one I get from the vet with the plan but it works out cheaper as it's a box of 6, and the other one is called advantage which is the same maker as the advocate. The tablet I'm looking at is again, the same as the one she gets from the vet.
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Post by RiV on Wed Jun 03 2015, 23:10

I use revolution it costs AU$100 for 6 months includes flea and all wormer tablet we do go up to areas that are know for heart worm so thats why we use the all wormer, if we dint camp up the river I wouldnt worry to much about the wormer just the fleas.

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Re: Flea and worming

Post by ColinW on Thu Jun 04 2015, 08:20

its panacur granules i get for Iza find it hard to give her a big tab, out of interest did they recommend a food for pepper. An old ver advised me to give special food for one of my cats at £16 for a silly bag from them of course, i moved vets lol.
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Re: Flea and worming

Post by Mia05 on Thu Jun 04 2015, 13:07

I get mias worming tablets fir £10 usually on special offer . I would use flea tablets in the summer mostly i would also say ticks treatment is advisable if your dog gets walked in long farm grass or in regular contact with other dogs Smile

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Re: Flea and worming

Post by Dogface on Thu Jun 04 2015, 14:55

I just flea Bo when necessary. He hasn't been done for about six months but I haven't seen any sign of fleas, so I'll hold off until there is.

TBH I think the whole thing is a bit of a racket. These products seem specifically tailored so you have to use several at once to cover all bases, and the vets get a massive kick-back because some are prescription only.
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