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Old 11-08-2012, 08:51 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The directions on most now say to run it down the spine so it isn't all in one concentrated area...I still am very wary of any spot on.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:55 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I had a problem once with kittens but it resolved. That was revolution we got from the internet, and I know now it's better to get it at your vet.
We only use Biospot and have never had issues with it, in our own or foster dogs.
We do numerous spots of it, from the base of skill to the base of tail, when we use it.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I use certifect on lexie and have never had a reaction such as this. it does make her lethargic for 2 days and it smells like celantro, but i never pick a tick off of her and ticks are a enormous problem where i live.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:13 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Boris got chemical burns from Frontline. He had bare spots where hair never grew.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:04 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Boris got chemical burns from Frontline. He had bare spots where hair never grew.
Certifect is made by Merial, the same makers of Frontline
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:16 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I have always used Advantix on Jax, Frontline on the Boxers and cats. I've never had a reaction like this but have read of many. That picture is horrible. That poor dog.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:59 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Read the whole article on page 24 here: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/2012/May2012.pdf
"Despite manufacturers’ claims to the contrary, the ingredients of commonly used topical treatments can and do enter the pets’ internal systems.Merial’s website states that fipronil (the active ingredient in Frontline, Parastar, EasySpot and the new over the counter Sentry Fiproguard), is absorbed into the sebaceous glands of the skin which provide a natural reservoir, creating the impression that it does not migrate into the dog’s body. Dr. Dobozy of the EPA’s Pesticide Division took a look at fipronil and found that it does in fact enter the body and was contained in the fat, organs, urine and feces of dogs. Laboratory tests have shown that with long term exposure at low doses, fipronil has the potential for nervous system and thyroid toxicity, thyroid cancer, altered thyroid hormone levels, liver toxicity, kidney damage, convulsions, whining, barking, crying, loss of appetite, loco-motor difficulty, reduced fertility, fetus mortality, smaller offspring, loss of hair at or beyond the point of application, moist inflammation, chemical burn and itching."
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Read the whole article on page 24 here: http://www.dogsnaturallymagazine.com/2012/May2012.pdf
"Despite manufacturers’ claims to the contrary, the ingredients of commonly used topical treatments can and do enter the pets’ internal systems.Merial’s website states that fipronil (the active ingredient in Frontline, Parastar, EasySpot and the new over the counter Sentry Fiproguard), is absorbed into the sebaceous glands of the skin which provide a natural reservoir, creating the impression that it does not migrate into the dog’s body. Dr. Dobozy of the EPA’s Pesticide Division took a look at fipronil and found that it does in fact enter the body and was contained in the fat, organs, urine and feces of dogs. Laboratory tests have shown that with long term exposure at low doses, fipronil has the potential for nervous system and thyroid toxicity, thyroid cancer, altered thyroid hormone levels, liver toxicity, kidney damage, convulsions, whining, barking, crying, loss of appetite, loco-motor difficulty, reduced fertility, fetus mortality, smaller offspring, loss of hair at or beyond the point of application, moist inflammation, chemical burn and itching."
Better to read the whole article period. Long 50+ pdf pages, but covers a lot and is food for thought. Thank you for posting.
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Also note: not just what you can see, such as the burns in the photo, but all the other stuff you cannot see and gets explained away with the drug of choice as an adjuvnant to treating symptoms (drugs)...not removing the cause
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