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03-19-2014 11:57 AM
LaRen616
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For those who live in the SE where ticks and fleas are as common as green grass, what have you found to work best? A more natural approach or one of the systemic products? Not doing anything and waiting to remove once you find them isn't a viable option in my area.
I was using Frontline when Sinister got a tick and contracted Lyme's Disease so I don't recommend Frontline, he is now on NexGard.
03-19-2014 11:48 AM
Doc For those who live in the SE where ticks and fleas are as common as green grass, what have you found to work best? A more natural approach or one of the systemic products? Not doing anything and waiting to remove once you find them isn't a viable option in my area.
03-19-2014 09:09 AM
LaRen616
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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.
I want to use Advantix but I was told that it's not safe to use if you have cats. My cats cuddle with my dogs and lay in their dog beds.
03-19-2014 08:07 AM
jocoyn
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Originally Posted by Taz's Mom View Post
Those of you that use bug off do you use springtime bug off garlic or just the bug off chewable. I was looking on Amazon they have both not sure which to get. Thanks
I get the granules. I think it is cheaper per dose. I buy direct from Springtime.
03-19-2014 02:02 AM
Curtis I just removed another tick. Time for something new. I think I'll try a preventative.
03-15-2014 08:28 PM
Saphire I have used DE for fleas with great success. I don't live in an area rich with ticks so I don't use anything to prevent.

I really hate the idea of putting any kind of insecticide on Gus so if I run into problems down the road, I will be looking at natural treatments and preventatives.
03-15-2014 08:22 PM
Harry and Lola Have always used Advantix and never had a tick or flea problem.

However, I am concerned about the amount of chemicals I'm putting on them, they do have immune type issues so am looking at doing something more natural, such as using crushed garlic and diatomaceous earth plus ACV - will see how we go.
03-15-2014 04:22 PM
Curtis Trifexis for fleas, but we got two ticks last summer that I had to remove, so I'm looking for options.

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03-15-2014 02:40 PM
DJEtzel
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Those of you that use bug off do you use springtime bug off garlic or just the bug off chewable. I was looking on Amazon they have both not sure which to get. Thanks
I've used both.
03-15-2014 12:14 PM
SunCzarina Advantix2. Repels bugs, not just kill them once they're on the dog. I've watched mosquitos buzz up to my dogs, hover them a minute and go away.

I put Otto and Morgan on Frontline for 2 years because of the cat. Advantix is poisonous to cats. Penny was always rubbing Morgan's legs, they were tight. The October right after Morgan died, we had the worst flea infestation. So bad the cat got them and Otto broke out in a horrifying rash. Cat has no use for Otto and she seems to appreciate the 3 day separation period when I put Advantix on the dogs. No fleas last year!
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