Has anyone tried the the Bio-Spot for dogs I was wondering because I use Frontline but it is so expensive and I was wondering because some people told it works good Let me know what anyone thinks if they tried it because it looks like it has the same ingredients as Frontline.
I've heard that biospot works for some people but I've also heard about bad reactions on the dogs that have used it.
And FYI biospot does not have the same active ingredients as Frontline. Frontline is fipronil, and that active ingredient is absorbed into the sebaceous glands in the skin. Biospot is permethrin, a common household insectide, and is absorbed directly into the bloodstream, which dramatically increases the chances of an adverse reaction or of toxicity.
I use bio-spot monthly. Just started using it this year because of the cost of frontline. I have yet to see a flea on any of my dogs or cats. I use it for my cats as well. They sell a cat formula. My mentor also uses bio-spot and she currently has 16 dogs. She has never had a problem with it either.
When it comes to ANYkind of pet medication, price is the last thing I worry about and I'm far from wealthy. I live from check to check , like many people and my only source of income is a monthly disability ceck, but my dog's health is more important than how cheap or expensive a medication may be. If pet has an adverse reaction and requires a visit to the vet because of it, how much money did you actually end up saving? I don't think it's worth the risk, and I'll do without something for me first,
Harlee do you use any type of flea treatment or heartworm preventive? I am just curious because there are thousands of animals that have had adverse reactions to frontline, advantage, heartgard, and all the other name brand treatments out there, as well as sever reactions to vaccines and rx wormers some even resulting in death.
I'm not all that keen about using meds or chemicals especially on a puppy. Although, if there is a flea issue then something has to be done to make the puppy feel better, as well as, prevent fleas from infesting your home.
I routinely brush Hershey (short for Hershey's Kisses II) , but really never saw any fleas or flea eggs. The chances for her to get them is high since we live in a new home with bare dirt and no landscaping yet in the back. We gave considerable thought about whether to treat her for fleas in case there were some under her chocolate lab fur or whether to not since she's just a puppy. Well, we decided against getting a flea collar for now.
Since we've had her, we've had to bathe her several times since wiping her off just didn't work all that great. The best shampoo that has been good for Hershey is one that we bought at Walmart. It is called Premium Natural Oatmeal Shampoo with Vanilla Scent. It works better than the baby powder fresh one that we bought for higher cost at a pet store. Several weeks ago, I bought Zodiac FleaTrol Protein Conditioning Shampoo at PetCo. It said that it is safe for puppies. The shampoo is enriched with soothing aloe, lanolin, oatmeal, and coconut extract. It made her so very clean and fresh smelling instead of dog smell. Also, it supposedly removes dandruff if a puppy or adult dog has any. This shampoo isn't one to use regularily since it also has PRECOR Insect Growth Regulator providing 28 days of control of fleas. Cost of any flea treatment is so expensive. The shampoo also came with a free Zodiac FleaTrol collar. For now, it's being stored in my cabinet for possible future use if necessary.
What's unbelievable is that I've never even spent that much on my own shampoos and conditioners, yet Hershey's supplies cost so much.
cschimizzi, yes. I use Adtantix for fleas , and for heartworm protection, I use Interceptor. I'm not sure how much it costs for it because it, as I've been buying single doses. It goes according to weight. and since Angie is still a pupppy, her dose has changed 2 times in the three months she's had it. Next month I'll get a six month supply since the next dosage size goes up to 50-55 pounds.
I'm really really considerging switching to Frontline Plus because she gets a beth every 7 to 10 days and it's more waterproof. Also, since I live in Florida, she gets these medication through the entire year.
Maggie, I know exactly what you mean. I'l use the cheap shampoo and conditioner on my own hair ... LOL.
***Edited By: harlee29 on 7/20/2005 5:17:43 PM*** Reason: add