I’ve always used Comfortis tablets for my dog. But found the Program tabs as a lower cost alternative. Are there any different side effects with Program Tabs as compared to Comfortis? I would rather pay more than put my dog at risk. He has also had allergies with various environmental causes (not food based causes) - we now have these under control.
Our Vet Says:
Yes there are a few
differences between Comfortis and Program Plus :
(Ct. felis, Ct. canis, preadult stages), and for the concurrent prevention of
heartworm disease (elimination of 3rd and 4th larval stages of Dirofilaria
immitis) and/or treatment of adult stages of gastrointestinal nematodes such as
hookworms (Ancylostoma caninum), roundworms (Toxocara canis) and
whipworms (Trichuris vulpis) in dogs.
works against adult fleas.
If you use only
Program Plus against fleas, your dog will not have protection against adult
fleas. You need to use another product for protection against adult fleas. For
this you can use another medicine like Capstar or a spot on medicine
like Advantage, K9 Advantix etc.
I will give some
information about the side effects of Program Plus:
heartworm risk regions, or if it is known that a dog has been travelling to and
from heartworm risk regions, before commencing PROGRAM PLUS treatment as with
any other heartworm preventive, a veterinary consultation is advised to exclude
the presence of any concurrent infestation of Dirofilaria immitis. In the case
of a positive diagnosis, adulticidal therapy is indicated before administering
mucous membranes and increased intestinal peristalsis have been observed in some
dogs after treatment. The treatment of dogs with a high number of circulating
microfilariae can sometimes lead to the appearance of moderate and transitory
hypersensitivity reactions, such as pale mucous membranes, vomiting, laboured
breathing, or excessive salivation. These reactions are associated with the
release of proteins from dead or dying microfilariae and are not a direct toxic
effect of the product.
you notice any other side effects, please inform your veterinary surgeon.
animal treatment only.
Please read the
information enclosed with the product.
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