Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • metalstardust
    • By metalstardust 16th Mar 16, 4:43 PM
    • 42Posts
    • 14Thanks
    metalstardust
    Endectrid
    • #1
    • 16th Mar 16, 4:43 PM
    Endectrid 16th Mar 16 at 4:43 PM
    Hi


    Our vet is recommending Endectrid for flea and lungworm prevention for our dog. Endectrid comes under the Mipet range which is owned by a company called CVS.


    Mipet CVS
    2016 CVS (UK) Limited. All Rights Reserved.
    Company Registration Number 03777473 – Registered Office: CVS House, Owen Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4ER.


    My vets are owned by
    CVS (UK) Limited 2016; Registered in England; Company Number 3777473;
    Registered Office: CVS House, Vinces Road, Diss, Norfolk, IP22 4AY


    So looks like my vets are pushing their own product.


    Conflict of interest?


    I am wondering if I should stick with Frontline/Milbemax
Page 1
    • sheramber
    • By sheramber 16th Mar 16, 5:13 PM
    • 5,242 Posts
    • 3,905 Thanks
    sheramber
    • #2
    • 16th Mar 16, 5:13 PM
    • #2
    • 16th Mar 16, 5:13 PM
    Endectrid appears to be an own brand version of advocate and is only available to buy from associated vet surgeries. Like buying paracetamol instead of Panadol.

    https://www.facebook.com/192115747486030/posts/950644794966451
    • pilgrimdave
    • By pilgrimdave 19th Dec 16, 11:35 PM
    • 1 Posts
    • 0 Thanks
    pilgrimdave
    • #3
    • 19th Dec 16, 11:35 PM
    Endectrid
    • #3
    • 19th Dec 16, 11:35 PM
    Some useful info on Endectrid on the petforums website (search on '"petforums endectrid"). According to the link, it seems it is only available to Vets through an exclusive vets supplier, providing reduced wholesale costs. Whether these reductions are passed on to the vet owners I have no idea. What do you think? The product, according to the link, has similar active ingredients to Advocate. My vet has also recommended Endectrid inferring there is immunity to Front line after some time, which I can appreciate, but there are no real issues nor have been with my cats re fleas whilst on Frontline for many years. They scratch as do most cats, there are no skin infections, there are no apparent fleas around the house etc. So my next port of call will be to assess prices on Advocate and compare these with the price charged for Endectrid through my vet, and to see whether Advocate is available through commercial pet treatment suppliers. Perhaps a few months on the new active ingredient, then swap back to Front line is a compromise?
    Last edited by pilgrimdave; 19-12-2016 at 11:37 PM. Reason: Spelling correction and grammar
    • KxMx
    • By KxMx 20th Dec 16, 12:02 PM
    • 7,451 Posts
    • 10,789 Thanks
    KxMx
    • #4
    • 20th Dec 16, 12:02 PM
    • #4
    • 20th Dec 16, 12:02 PM
    Yes the Vets are pushing their own product, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

    My Cat has had it for over a year now (I'm signed up to the Healthy Pet Club also where it's provided at no additional cost) with no problems.

    Buying it as stand alone before HPC I didn't find it as cheap as was promised (compared to them supplying Stronghold or paying for a prescription and buying online) but that's a null issue now.
    • kerri gt
    • By kerri gt 21st Feb 18, 2:27 PM
    • 7,396 Posts
    • 50,911 Thanks
    kerri gt
    • #5
    • 21st Feb 18, 2:27 PM
    • #5
    • 21st Feb 18, 2:27 PM
    I've just been persuaded to buy a pipette of this from my vet after being told the likes of Frontline and anything online no longer works. Is this really the case or was I spun a yarn in order to push a sale?
    Feb 2015 NSD Challenge 8/12
    JAN NSD 11/16


    • kayaitch
    • By kayaitch 8th Jul 18, 7:54 AM
    • 75 Posts
    • 28 Thanks
    kayaitch
    • #6
    • 8th Jul 18, 7:54 AM
    • #6
    • 8th Jul 18, 7:54 AM
    Frontline did not work on my kitten. He still had live fleas all through June. At the beginning of July I took him to the vet for his vaccinations, and he was given Endectrid. It worked instantly. The fleas I combed out were dead. And after a thorough combing, there is no more flea dirt, it's all gone. That's good enough for me.
    • w06
    • By w06 8th Jul 18, 12:58 PM
    • 743 Posts
    • 1,056 Thanks
    w06
    • #7
    • 8th Jul 18, 12:58 PM
    • #7
    • 8th Jul 18, 12:58 PM
    Endectrid, Advocate, and Moxiclear all have the same active ingredients (Imidacloprid, Moxidectin) nothing wrong with a corporate vet practice having and recommending its own brand. You'd expect Morrisons to sell Morrisons baked beans and Tesco to sell Tesco's wouldn't you?
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

2,160Posts Today

7,751Users online

Martin's Twitter