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Old 01-08-2020, 01:24 PM   #1
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Well I did a dumb thing. I left with my two minions from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and I forgot to get Heartgard and Nexgard from my vet. I can't find it here. Any Floridians have issues with fleas on their dogs? Mine are generally inside but go for walks frequently. As for the Heartgard, my parents are going to ship me the pills.
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I am in South Georgia, about 90 miles north of Florida. As for fleas here it depends on the time of year, where you are, if the area has been treated for fleas. I would never trust that rest areas or unfamiliar land would be flea free.
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I think I might be confused. You said you canít find Nexgard or heartgard in Florida? It is what I use over here in Maryland and no issues finding it. You do need a prescription for both though. Florida is a warm climate so Iím positive there are fleas and even ticks.
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I meant I can't buy it without a prescription down here. They won't accept my vets prescription. I guess I can go on chewy.com
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Is there an over the counter flea and tick treatment that anyone would trust?
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Depending on time of year, we can have fleas here...more importantly, mine have gotten fleas on rest stops/lodging along our I-95 route between our home and upstate NY to visit family during holiday trips.

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I meant I can't buy it without a prescription down here. They won't accept my vets prescription. I guess I can go on chewy.com
Chewy will contact your vet. A few years back I ordered Simparica Flea and Tick prevention pills recommended by my vet, chewy was selling it for a lot less then what my vet was charging when I ordered it they sent me an email requesting my vets name and phone # to get my vets approval. You living in Canada I don't know if they call out of the country. All flea and tick prevention are now prescriptions. Over the counter is crap, not reliable, and stay away from Hartz Mountain. Years back their flea collars were killing dogs and at that time that's all we had for protection. Since then I will not buy any Hartz Mountain product.







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I meant I can't buy it without a prescription down here. They won't accept my vets prescription. I guess I can go on chewy.com
Oh ok. Yeah that might work.
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Chewy will contact your vet. A few years back I ordered Simparica Flea and Tick prevention pills recommended by my vet, chewy was selling it for a lot less then what my vet was charging when I ordered it they sent me an email requesting my vets name and phone # to get my vets approval. You living in Canada I don't know if they call out of the country. All flea and tick prevention are now prescriptions. Over the counter is crap, not reliable, and stay away from Hartz Mountain. Years back their flea collars were killing dogs and at that time that's all we had for protection. Since then I will not buy any Hartz Mountain product.






My pups need to be fixed. If I fix them at my vet in Florida then I can get the pills. I might do it. $195 US a dog here. $500 a dog Can at home.
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My pups need to be fixed. If I fix them at my vet in Florida then I can get the pills. I might do it. $195 US a dog here. $500 a dog Can at home.
Some time ago we had a member that lived in Canada, came to Arizona April went back home mid October. She used a vet in Az. because it was less money in the US then Canada.

If your babies have to be spayed / neutered that is a must do, wise choice to do it now and get that flea and tick protection ASAP. How old are your lil minions.
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Some time ago we had a member that lived in Canada, came to Arizona April went back home mid October. She used a vet in Az. because it was less money in the US then Canada.

If your babies have to be spayed / neutered that is a must do, wise choice to do it now and get that flea and tick protection ASAP. How old are your lil minions.
They are 11 months. Born January 26, 2019.
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They are 11 months. Born January 26, 2019.
Very over due for spay or neutering. Yes, please fix your babies ASAP and get that flea tick protection which is so very important.
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Agree with Matese that it's important to do the spay and neutering sooner than later. As your babies get older, there will be more complications and MORE COSTS. Females can go into heat and then the spaying cost tons more.
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My mom got the prescription from my vet at home and is mailing it to me. As for the neuter, they go in Feb 3rd. They are not going to like me! Is the healing time quick?
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These dogs are amazing when it comes to surgery, they bounce back so fast it's unbelievable. Do not be deceived by their frisky behavior, follow your vets instructions on recuperation time. and no jumping until they are healed.
That's great that your mom is sending you the script.
What surprises me is.....you have two intact males that are soon to be a year old and they are not fighting over dominance.
Some years back I knew a gal that had 2 male litter mates, brothers. At 7 moths old one was dominate and was always fighting with the other, fighting to the point of drawing blood. She had to separate them in different rooms when she went to work and until they were neutered.

You are very very lucky your boys do not fight. You are adding years of health to their lives by neutering and decreasing aggressive behavior in them. They will not be mad at you lol.
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