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Before I was a dog owner, I knew a dog would gobble up an unattended sandwich. But I had NO idea they’d also eat hair ties, couch cushions, and gross things we find on our walks!
Usually nothing more serious than a belly ache results. However, dogs that like to eat things outside can end up with a case of worms faster than you can say “Drop it”!
A few months after we got our puppy Bandit, he became sick. As a dog owner I no longer freak out every time they have a little upset. However, when he couldn’t keep down ice chips after 24 hours I was terrified.
Did he have a serious virus? Did he have an obstruction?
After, nearly $1,000 worth of tests, medicines, and a day long hospital stay the diagnosis was simply hookworms! Hookworms were attacking his stomach and stealing his nutrients.
After the initial infection was cleared up the Vet made is clear she wanted him to be on a preventative. She suggested Sentinel Spectrum because it’s a 6 in 1.
My first question upon hearing about this was probably similar to yours. What exactly is it and what does it do? Sentinel Spectrum is a tasty chew that is available by prescription only to protect your dog against all of the parasite groups. Those groups are:
Intestinal Worms – This might include roundworms, whipworms, tapeworms and hookworms
Dogs that are at least six weeks of age can use the product and there are different sizes available for different sized dogs. (I use the Medium one for dogs 8-25 pounds for my 19 pound boy).
Please refer to this leaflet for all legal information and technical details. There is no substitution for educating yourself.
Like any medicine it has side effects. However to me the risks of not protecting my dog were much higher than any potential side effects.
He gobbled up the first dose, and immediately looked for more. To me this says it tastes more like a treat than medicine!
While we are working on positive reinforcement dog training, the truth is he’ll never be perfect. He’s still going to go places he shouldn’t and eat things he was told to leave alone.
I can’t watch him every second so it gives me piece of mind to know I can rely on Sentinel to help keeps him safe from parasites & fleas.
I’ve just started giving it to him in March. I went ahead and bought the six month supply. That way I don’t have to worry about picking it up at the vet or pet store each month.
I give it to him on the 12th of each month.(His Birthday is March 12).
In the coming months as I am better able to judge the effectiveness of the product,I’ll continue sharing updates.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Virbac® Sentinel®. The opinions and text are all mine.
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