Does anyone use these. I've read through the vet's brochures and these seem like a good choice, especially since Bella loves the water and there is no chance of them washing off. Anyone have any thoughts on them...or suggestions of other treatments. Do you have any idea of cost. I have a vet app today and thought I would get some input here first. Thanks!
I know they use the same ingredient for heartworms as the one in Interceptor, which is my favorite product for heartworms. The only bad thing about it is that I believe it actually requires that the fleas bite the dog in order to be killed. Frontline and advantage, the flea just has to touch the skin or the hair to be killed.
I use this and I love it. I leave in a flea prone area and we have none. The way my vet explained it to me was this: They eat the tablets but the chemicals are secreted in their skin and eventually in their fur. If a flea gets on it will die and as they shed hair, even outside if fleas get on that they will die as well. I never had a problem with fleas and then we got a new neighbor and all the sudden they were everywhere. It took about 2 weeks of them being on this and no more fleas since and it's been a couple of years. He said that he felt it was the best and I trust him. He has never steered me towards anything just because of the price. It is expensive, but I fully believe that it's not a profit thing for him. It never has been for anything else. I pay 58.00 for the 51-100 pound dog for six months, 50.00 for 11-25 lbs, and 40.00 for 1-10 lbs. Its for heartwors, roundworms, whipworms, and fleas. Good luck. Let us know how it goes at the vet.
I am happy to say we don't have a problem with ticks. Best I can say is ask your vet. Let us know when you get home what he/she says. I am curious. There are ticks where I live, but fortunately, since I have lived in this particular neighborhood we haven't had a single one and I've lived in this house since 1988! Good luck!