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Old 01-10-2014, 09:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Flea and tick prevention.... Which do you use?

What is your method of choice for taking care of those pesky fleas and ticks?


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Old 01-10-2014, 09:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Advantix. hasn't failed me yet.

I was looking at the Seresto collars but see some really bad reviews on amazon for side affects, including seizures for many.
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Old 01-10-2014, 04:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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With our Labs I have done Frontline during the Spring/Summer/Fall months, interspersed with flea/tick baths.

With out new Shepherd I plan to use Advantix pretty much the same way, when she is old enough. Trying to pick them off is not really an option for a dog out a lot. A fair amount of the issues I see on reviews are from people that didn't follow the label. That includes to much for the dogs weight, or where cats come in contact.
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I use certifect. But I know its really strong and a lot of dogs don't react well to it. I buy the size that's just below halos weight. Works fine. No bad reactions to it. I like front line plus. But since I moved to my new place ticks are bad. And certifect has an extra strong tick killer in it. I just don't like the reaction. And halos so petite that the smaller size works fine for her. But I like front line products

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Has always been Trifexis. I know there have been some issues reported lately which really bothers me. I plan to continue for now but be very vigilant about observations and research.
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Has always been Trifexis. I know there have been some issues reported lately which really bothers me. I plan to continue for now but be very vigilant about observations and research.
What kind of issues?


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I switched over to Trifexis about a year ago and really like the results/prevention it provides. Dogs have not even had an upset tummy in that time, the intestinal control is top notch.
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A friend in FL has mixed breed hound dogs and she used trifexis recently. Both her dogs got very sick, luckily they recovered.
DE(food grade)
http://www.earthworkshealth.com/How-...arth-Works.php works well on property, you can put it on your dogs and/or give it orally. But it is very dusty, and dries out the skin if applied topically.
I use bug off garlic during tick season too, my dogs get tired of the flavor after awhile. It repels mosquitos too.
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Bug Off Garlic is my go-to.
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My two current dogs and my (RIP) Jack all used Trifexis and I never had an issue unless I gave it on an empty stomach. If I did, they puked. I use Bert's Bees natural insect repellant to ward off ticks and it seems to work for me. And the dogs too
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