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Offline 77marie

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Credelio flea treatment
« on: September 12, 2018, 11:24:00 AM »
Hi there,
Just a quick question please! Our vet gave us Milbemax for worming and Credelio for fleas and ticks for Goldie. I wanted to ask - should I give her the Credelio at all? She does not have fleas and I think the risk of getting them is quite low... I do not want to give her chemicals and drugs unless necessary...
I think the Milbemax is important because she was only wormed once by the breeder at 7 weeks... vet let us wait till almost 12 weeks with another round (she had Drontal with her breeder).

Thanks a lot in advance for any thoughts!
Marie XX

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Re: Credelio flea treatment
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 02:35:04 PM »
You could just take pooh samples over 3 days and have the vet check for worms, if there are no worms present you don?t need to de-worm. The worming treatment isn?t preventative anyway but if you have a pooh test done regularly you?re on the safe side without adminstering chemicals unnecessarily.
I add a little dessicated coconut to Humphrey?s raw diet, (you can also use try garlic, raw grated carrot, ground pumkin seeds, there are lots of natural things you can add which parasites aren?t very fond of) and since he?s been on a raw diet we?ve had no problems with worms or digestive tract parasites at all.
The decision re parasite treatment is, as you can read in a lot of threads on here, a very personal one and everyone has to make their own minds up regarding the risks but it is my personal opinion that the risks from the treatments are a lot higher than most vets will admit to so I only use them if absolutely necessary.

Offline 77marie

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Re: Credelio flea treatment
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 07:19:52 PM »
Thank you so much.
I will probably leave the flea treatment because she clearly has no fleas.
I will speak to the vet about the worming and whether they would be able to test her poo instead. I heard about coconut and stuff, I need to do more in depth research myself, thanks a lot for the ideas!
All the best and thanks again,
Marie x

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Re: Credelio flea treatment
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2018, 01:36:35 AM »
https://wormcount.com/companion-animals/
Does what it says on the tin!  :005:  Definitely worth considering.

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Re: Credelio flea treatment
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2018, 10:23:09 AM »
Ollie was a rescue at 7 mths, while we took him to our vet the next day the vet naturally suggested wormer and flea treatment.  We bathed him the night he came home as so dirty and just used a flea shampoo and saw nothing, but when we wormed him....wow, wont go into details - I popped into the vets and it was suggested that he may not have been wormed correctly as a pup, so we did it sooner rather than later.

So whether worm count or wormer I would keep on top of it whilst he is still a pup
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Re: Credelio flea treatment
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2018, 06:00:02 PM »
I am another advocat for if there is nothing to treat then dont!  I now do annual worm counts (they were done twice yearly as a pup).  As already said the wormers will only work if there are worms present and they wear off very quickly.  I also dont believe in overusing anything chemical, internally or externally, on my girl and have only recently got her immune system back to where it should be after a Lepto vaccination 3 years ago!