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I'm really confused now about whether or not you need a wormer for tapeworm if you're using Advocate.

Hubby went to pick up our usual wormer, Milbemax, from the vet and he mentioned that we're a bit concerned about lungworm. We've just got back from our hols. where Kiaya has been playing in the wet grass alongside the slugs. The Vet gave him some Advocate but not a worming tablet as he said that the Advocate covers "most worms".

What about the ones that it doesn't cover?

Can anyone offer advice please.
 

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Yes you need a tapeworm tab every six months. I love Advocate I am the worlds worst at taking tablets I can hardly cope with my own medication (tabs for oesteoporosis I still keep forgetting to take my calcium tabs!) but Advocate is great just drop on skin every four weeks. What with the dogs wormer and the horse wormer no wonder I get confused!
 

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This is a really timely post for me...

Boston's had tummy troubles for the last week and today I noticed a couple of thin white spagetti strips in his poo. Hello worms. So 5 minutes ago, I called the vet and they were like 'oh he needs to be dewormed every 3 months and the last time he was given a worming tablet was in December'. I am furious because I went in there in January and specifically asked exactly what he needed for fleas and worms, and I was told that Advocate 'does everything'.

Hmph..so off to the vet tomorrow AGAIN. I will also be asking about tapeworm too.
 

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We get advocate and milbemax from our vets - on their recommendation.

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I phoned Bayers (drug company) yesterday and they said that Milbemax and Advocate shouldn't be used together as they contain a lot of the same ingredients. They recommended Drontal and Advocate.

I really find this all very worrying when you're given differering advice from people whose judgement we should be able to rely on.

On a separate note I've always found that Pharmacists are a lot more knowledgeable on drugs than the Doctors that prescribe them. They picked up on problems with drugs I've been prescribed a few times.
 

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I use Advocate monthly and Drontal too, in fact Drontal does the job well and is cheaper than Milbemax and you can get online without prescription.
Agree tho it is very hard to get good info, my vet nurse got all confused about Advocate and told me it does everything to begin with.
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We have done some checking now, and after discussing it our vet has always advised us to give the Advocate and Milbemax a week apart.

Drontal and Advocate are both made by Bayer, so they probably would recommend their two products over one of theirs and one made by another company (Novartis) - we really do like and trust our vets, so we're happy to stay as we are (making sure we never give Milbemax and Advocate closer than a week apart)

Thanks for this everyone, always good to be aware of these things :)

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We have done some checking now, and after discussing it our vet has always told us to give the Advocate and Milbemax a week apart.

Drontal and Advocate are both made by Bayer, so they probably would recommedn their two products over one of theirs and one made by another company (Novartis) - we really do like and trust our vets, so we're happy to stay as we are (making sure we never give Milbemax and Advocate closer than a week apart)

Thanks for this everyone, always good to be aware of these things :)

Ian
Thank you very much for the info about using Advocate and Milbemax as I have Gaia's next dose of Milbemax sitting in the cupboard waiting along with 3 more months of Advocate and my vet never said about giving them apart. Gaia can't have Drontal as it makes her sick.
 

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I use Advocate monthly and Drontal too, in fact Drontal does the job well and is cheaper than Milbemax and you can get online without prescription.
Agree tho it is very hard to get good info, my vet nurse got all confused about Advocate and told me it does everything to begin with.
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Hi Tracey

We get Advocate and Milbemax as part of our healthy pet club so don't pay extra for it.

It's also worth noting that Milbemax is given every month until the pup is 6 months old, then every 3 months - don't know if Drontal is the same?

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So what does Advocate cover that Milbemax doesn't? I asked my vet about lungworm and she said Milbemax does cover that and she would rather not overtreat young puppies.
 

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Gosh, it's all very confusing isn't it. Our vets (probably the same as yours Helen) also recommend Advocate and Milbemax which we have been giving our two but also not at the same time. So I'm hoping we have everything covered?! Hmm
 

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Just been searching on internet and found other forums with similar threads, one user said she worked at a vets and Milbemax did cover Lungworm, so I feel happier now as I worried my boy wasn't fully covered.
 
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