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adovcate flea control

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by amanda.dawn, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. amanda.dawn

    amanda.dawn PetForums Newbie

    Apr 21, 2011
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    just wondering if anyone can help me i am new to this site but i am wanting some advice. i have two dogs and have just been to the vets and generally get all worming and flea control from them. They have advised that instead of Frontline which i normally use to change to adovcate as this is better. I am wondering if there is a way to get it cheaper than keep buying it from my vets?
  2. Doolally

    Doolally PetForums Senior

    Oct 12, 2010
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    You'd need a prescription, which most vets charge for, but if you can get you to write you one for 6months you may be able to find it cheaper online.

    Advocate is a must if you are in a lungworm area.
  3. Leah84

    Leah84 PetForums VIP

    Jun 22, 2009
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    it`s not a must for lungworm as you can use milbemax or panacur instead ;)

    you can ask your vet for a prescription and order advocate online but you do have to pay for the script - i know a lot of vets will price match though. you could have a look online and find the cheapest quote for it then if the vets offer to compare prices you can show them the quote you got :)
  4. rona

    rona Guest

    It's much better unless you have a collie type
  5. Rolosmum

    Rolosmum PetForums VIP

    Oct 29, 2010
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    We use advocate and milbemax, but our vet charges something like £7 for the prescription and will only give it for three months, so by the time you have paid a consultation fee on top quarterly it works out about the same price.
  6. Happy Paws2

    Happy Paws2 PetForums VIP

    Sep 13, 2008
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    You could need both Advoate covers lungworm but not ticks (use every month), Frontline covers ticks but not lung worm (use every 3 months). A bit s*d really must be the same company making us pay twice
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