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Hi Everyone and Happy Holidays!! I've been away from this group for quite some time now, but it's reassuring to see the same familiar names. I hope all are well! I am here today for your caring expertise . . . Gracie needs a regime for prevention of fleas and ticks (both prevalent in our area) and heartworm. I have been round and round on this . . . was using Interceptor (now no longer available) and Frontline (proved to be not 100% reliable). Switched to Heartguard and Frontline and we are now dealing with a flea problem. I spent about 30 minutes at the vet yesterday going over all my options, and I left with a dose of Trifexis (never used before) and a dose of Capstar (have used two or three times in the past), and the knowledge that I still need to figure out how I am going to address the ticks! I gave Gracie the Capstar yesterday afternoon--no problems and I am assuming that all adult fleas are now dead. I gave her the Trifexis this AM with her breakfast and within an hour she threw up the whole lot. I am waiting for a call back from the vet, but I am not feeling enthusiastic about redosing the Trifexis. I DESPISE all of the options, but unfortunately have to do something. I have googled extensively and of course have unearthed a slew of pros and cons for evertything on the market! So . . . any suggestions from the community??