Also I finally bought the Andis Professional UltraEdge clippers. A bit pricey but they worked great. Sure made bath time easier.
|I got advantrix II for our basset and oes, no problems with the basset but Butchy had quite a reaction to it. Had to call Bayer and the vets, they said to wash him with Dawn to get rid of it. Took two days before he seemed to be ok but I took the rest back and said never again. I've used it in the past with no problems but not taking a chance with him having something go terribly wrong.|
|Frontline is all we use on Yuki and most of the time we only use it during summer months. ...and we live in TX|
That and heartgard of course.
|I tried Advantix on Brick once. Once.|
His skin on his back got so sensitive, a light touch would send his back bowing downward.
I only use Frontline with absolutely no issues.
I used it on Zeke, too, with no problems.
|Frontline here for many, many years. Never a problem with any dog. IF the ticks are realllllly bad, I might find a few on the dogs, but never more than 1 at a time. I don't spray the yard, but used to but figured they (and we) didn't need to be exposed to more chemicals if not necessary. |
You still need to go over your dog when it comes back in from outside and of course daily run your hands over the dog looking for those telltale bumps.
Last tick I found in the house, a few years ago was scamping across my bed straight towards me! The nerve of that....****!
|has anyone used Capstar? My nephew gets it from his vet. Its a pill they give once a month. He said you can see the fleas fall off. Not sure if thats a good thing or not...|
|Heya I have used frontline for years as well dont know if its the same over there but here in the UK frontline only protects against ticks for the first month then you have to get them out yourself, In saying this I rareley find any ticks on my dogs and never a flea luckily.|
|We use Advantix for our dogs, never had a problem. We only use it April thru October.|
|Luckily fleas aren't really a problem where I live, a couple times over the years one or two dogs have brought fleas home from a dog show but I just put advantage on them and the problem is gone. I used advantage years ago when I used to breed cats and it works really well and rarely causes any reactions. I prefer it because it's only one chemical as opposed to more in a lot of other products. I've also used it on rescue dogs, even if they are nursing pups and it's was fine for everyone.|
|i put avantix on duffy and 2 hours later i was trying to hose it off worst burn on skin took 2 months to heal !! never again|
|Here it's kinda funny: city has fleas/few ticks. Here in the valley we have ticks, never seen a flea. |
So for us Frontline is what is needed.
Wonder where the cut off line is and those dogs get both??
|We have used Frontline for years, with no obvious ill effects, and Oscar is very high maintenance health-wise. Our area, in the northern suburbs of Chicago, has both ticks and fleas. We live on a golf course, surrounded by hundreds of acres of Forest Preserve, so we often see deer and coyote cruising through our backyard, not to mention the occasional raccoon and opossum. There are a few weeks every spring where the American Dog Ticks are in the nymph stage, and EVERYWHERE. UGH!!! During those times, I have to check Oscar's paws and face every time he steps off the grass onto the street. There have been walks where I've removed 15 ticks from his fur........it gives me the creeps just thinking about it. |
We've only had two ticks that ever even tried to attach to his skin, and they were dazed and confused pretty quickly.
Laurie and Oscar
|I have used Frontline since it 1st came out, a long time ago. Last year my vet recommended using it monthly rather than bi-monthly as we have been doing for years. As is the norm, fleas are getting more resilient to it as time passes. Important thing to remember is to apply it according to the instructions. Not sooner than 48 hours after a bath nor to bathe too soon after applying it. You need the natural oils in the hair to help the transporter in Frontline. Knock on wood.........we've never had fleas. And ticks are not a major problem where I live but they are getting to be more prominent than before. We apply it the 15th of the month starting in May & continuing thru November. If we have a mild December we apply it in December too. Off January, February, March & April.|
i put avantix on duffy and 2 hours later i was trying to hose it off worst burn on skin took 2 months to heal !! never again
Yes it has happened here too with some people and there dogs, I wonder what is in that stuff?, a good friends dog had the same reaction to "Advantix" and it made all where it was applied "Hairless", sore and scarred, a real bad reaction to it after applying it on there dog and the same reaction as Duffy. It took ages for that area to heal and the hair to come back
I'm a frontline girl through and through and always has been. As far as being in Tick country it treats that as well, if you live in a high zone for those then frontline is used on a more regular basis then just treating for fleas every three months. I dont know of anyone that has had any adverse reactions with there dogs to frontline when needed.
|Just thought I would mention that "Advantix" and "Advantage" are two different products....|
|We use Frontline Plus on Dahlia and we used it on my other OES for as long as I could remember.... Never a problem!|
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