Hi Everyone It's a never ending battle at my house. I normally use Frontline Plus on my 2 guys (a Beagle and an English Bulldog) however I have been noticing that there are residual fleas every once in a while. I use year round.
They're slower moving, but they're there....just one or 2 random ones. Am I over reacting or is this how this product works? I thought that if I used a flea product there would be no fleas.
To help control fleas,ticks and any insect, dust your yard with AGRICULTURAL grade diatomecious earth...it kills them and is quite effective, and you can feed it to animals as a wormer,also.. Just be sure it is not the swimming pool grade, that is poisonous
We use frontline plus, my vet recommends it because frontline allows them to break up the packages and sell them as needed instead of "us" having to buy the entire package. --An issue if you have a growing puppy that may need another dosage in another month. We've been very happy with the frontline plus but, I have amsll indoor dogs
The reason I like K9 Advantix is not only does it repel and kill fleas and ticks, it also repels and kills mosquitos...a big plus here in Minnesota in the warmer months. Since my dog is not a water lover, the fact that it's not waterproof (as is Frontline) is not of any importance to me.
I don't use Advantix on my dog because I also have cats. My vet said that Advantix is harmful to cats. And even though I obviously wouldn't put it on a cat, there's 2 cats in particular who will sometimes curl up and sleep with Maggie. My vet said because of this, he recommended that I stick with Frontline. (he did say that if I had ONLY dogs, he would recommend Advantix)
That said, I have never had a problem using Frontline-not with fleas or ticks on the dog or the cats.
I used Frontline Plus on my dog, (australian shepherd), and after 24 hours, I still pulled 8 live ticks off of her. I wonder why it hasn't worked. We had an unexpected early tick infestation around here and we were caught off guard. I expected that the ticks on her would die and fall off. Does anyone know the reason for live ticks to still be on her?
Personally I dont use either. I have never had a flea or tick problem. I am lucky if I see one or two ticks on one of my dogs a year. I like the more natural stuff. I use natural defense. It isn't harmful to me or other animals, just bugs. In the bad summer months when mesquitos are bad, I spray everyone with pet-so-soft. Again natural. I had way to many problems with the vet stuff, and as I groomer I have heard to many horror stories. I have a client whos aussie went bald after recieving frontline. The allergic reaction was so bad that some of the hair on her body never came back. I don't know how well the stuff works if you have a major problem, or infestation. I love it, and there is no deadly chemical in anything I use.
This kind of an old post but still I wanted to add my two cents. We live in country side of California. So we know what flea and tics are. I have almost used all the major brands (and without telling my husband, some cheap ones from petco as well). I think K9 Advantix works best. We have four large dogs and our fields are full of tics. I know its little expensive but if you buy it online its not all that bad. We always buy from http://epetdrugs.com they have best prices around.
hi everyone, i have a chihuahua and english bulldog. I just recently switch over to k9 advatix. i'm a little nervous, but lately a have been noticing the flies and misquitos bothering the dogs. so i guess k9 advantix has more protection against it, thought i'd give it a try. it's also a little cheaper too.
Frontline plus is what we have the best luck with on our 10 outside dogs. Make sure you take the time to get the liquid on the skin and not just fur,also apply some of the dose to the rump area as this helps. The big thing here is what are you doing around the house and yard for flea control/prevention as this is a very big part of getting flea free. do a search on the web for best flea control products and check out Demize Nylar IGR at this web address ...
I have 13 beagles and during the winter I keep them on Advantage as it repels and kills fleas and ticks and during the hot summers in Florida I put them on Advantix because we always have mosquitoes. Advantage can be applied to cats it is not harmful but Advantix is extreamly posionous to cats. Advantage is waterproof also. I tried frontline and it was totaly useless on my dogs.
I started using k9 Advantix on my Dal this month. I had been using Frontline Plus and was satisfied with results. However, I always had the problem with Ticks & I read that k9 Advantix "repels" Ticks/Fleas/Flies etc.. NOT the case! The very next day we went to the woods for her run. Got back & picked off 6-9 ticks. Some were just crawling around, but a few had gotten into her skin. So, I picked them off & figured I may have not allowed enough time for the insecticide to fully absorb into my dogs skin. Took her to the woods the following day & same thing. I removed the ticks and also put the few that were into her skin in a jar. They lived for 3 days!! Now, it also states that this product is water proof but I really have my doubts about it. Fleas have never been a problem as I have been using Frontline Plus for about 8yrs. No fleas as of yet, but what really pisses me off is the fact that these ticks are not being repelled as the product claims. Also, I am wondering if this product is better than Frontline! Anyone out there that can contribute some similiar scenarios? I have a Dalmatian & am wondering if this is a problem with this breed? Thanks for anyone who replies.
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There are seperate formulas of every Flea and tick topical for cats and dogs. They are not interchangeable, so you must buy each type seperately. Topical flea meds labeled for dogs cannot be used on cats and vice versa.
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You dont have to use any of those frontline or advantix stuff. you can just use this recipe i found reading a book on how to train a puppy. the garlic and wheat germ in the recipe repels both fleas and ticks! "bye bye, fleas and ticks!" dog biscuits -2 cups of rye flour (220-250 g) -1/2 cup of wheat germ(40 g) -1/2 cup of brewer's yeast (40 g) -2 cloves of garlic, minced -3 tablespoons on olive oil (45 m) -1 cup of unsalted organic chicken stock (235 g) instructions preheat oven to 325 F (163 c). grease three nonstick baking sheets with olive oil or olive oil favored cooking spray. combine the first three ingredients. in a large mixing bowl combine olive oil and garlic. slowly add flour mixture and stock alternatly into oil and garlic mixture, beating well after each addition, until dough is well mixed. shape dough into a ball. on a lightly, floured surface, roll out dough 12 in.(30.5 cm). using a 2-inch bone shaped coockie cutter, cut dough. lay on the baking sheets. bake 20-25 minutes or until golden. allow biscuits to cool for 20 minutes, then store in refridgerator. I have been useing these treats on my pup for three years and it works like magic, altough the older the biscuits are they are less afective. i recomend to use 1-2 nonstick baking sheets, but i do recomend this to everyone.