Does anyoen have any experince with either the topical solutions or tick collars? I have pulled 4 ticks of my pup in the past few days so need to do something about tick control. I would prefer something that would repel the ticks as opposed to killing them while on my dog--I don't like to touch the ticks. I also have 2 cats and have heard that the k9 advantix can affect them if it gets on the furniture. I have also heard horror stories about bio spot (seizures/death) which contains one of the same ingredients in k9 advantix. As to the collars--many are not recommended for cats--but what if my cat comes in contact wtih the collar while playing with my pup?
I'd never use a collar. I think they're a waste of money. K9Advantix is an incredible product, it works great. However, if your dog gets wet a lot, it looses it's effectiveness the more your dog gets wet. I'd go with Frontline Plus topspot. It's also a topical product that kills/repels ticks. I live on the edge of some woods in Alabama and I've never had to pull a live tick off my dog since we've used it. Anyway, I'd never use my fingers to pull a tick off anyway. Get a pair of tweezers.
i work for a vet and we have all those products. i have been getting alot of complaints lately that frontline is not doing the trick for the ticks this year. the only collar i would suggest to use is one called the PREVENTIC collar. i used to use that collar before my son was born and it was wonderful. it now even repels fleas which in the past it only did ticks. i ahve used all these different products and find them all effective but the frontline doesn't repel ticks. you still need to pick the dead ones off.
Becaiuse toddlers (and puppies for that matter) are in the habit of stuffing strange things in their mouth. Trust me, if my toddler was willing to stick a dead scorpion in her mouth, she'd have been jsut as willing to suck on a dog's flea collar ;)
Hi! Our puppy just got started on Frontline for fleas----the vet recommended it over flea collars, spot treatments and anything else. The application goes right at the back of the neck and not down the whole back like others. He said it is not toxic unless ingested and that includes people and pets--but i'm not sure if that includes cats. He said not to get him wet for 2 days before or after an application, other than that, he'll be fine. It did'nt leave his fur greasy and wet looking for very long and it did'nt leave that smelly pesticide smell, either. So far we've had good experience with the Frontline.