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Once a month tick and flea treatment for dogs

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Chickn chick 46, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. Chickn chick 46

    Chickn chick 46 Songster

    May 22, 2009
    What do you use? I have been using Frontline plus for years and this season have had more trouble with it not working as well for ticks. I found two enlarged ticks on the dog a few days apart. Looking back at when I last applied Frontline it was 10 days earlier.

    Emma was sick last week, limping around, coughing, and not eating very well, as well as just not feeling like her perky happy self. I thought maybe she had hurt herself chasing a squirrel. I took her to the vet and they did a test for lyme, heartworm and something else. I can't remember. The lyme came back positive.

    Shes is feeling much better, thank goodness, after starting on the antibiotics and anti inflammatory meds. I just bought a 6 month supply of Frontline last month, so I'm stuck with it for awhile, but I'd like to try something else in the spring. I need something that works for both fleas and ticks

    Any recommendations? A cousin of my husbands swears by Advantix. I'm not sure that is for fleas as well

    Thx! [​IMG]

  2. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    I don't use any of it. I use DE on my dog and cats. I've had no problem with fleas or ticks for 2 years. I do use HeartGuard for heart worms though.

    PS had a old neighbor swear by sulfur. He would feed his dog a couple of heads off wooden matchsticks every day. Never had fleas or ticks
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2009
  3. BarbK

    BarbK Songster

    Aug 6, 2007
    Well for any of them to work the dog still has to get bitten. So I recomend getting the lyme vaccine on top of whatever monthly flea control. Advantage, sentinal, advantix...... (some are a hw/flea prevention) All work ok also. Stay away from Promeris. I used a free sample of that stuff the drug rep gave me and I could smell the overpowering stuff for two weeks after application. I also got headaches from the smell!!!!!
  4. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Well if someone highly recommends something (I'm going to give the DE a shot), please PM me the suggestion. Frontline Plus did NOTHING for the fleas this year for my 2 dogs and 3 cats. I'm switching to something else next spring as well.
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Doesn't work for ticks, but we've been really pleased with the once a month Comfortis tablets we get from the vet. We haven't had a tick problem *knock on wood*
    Since our cats are inside only, we chose to only treat the dog and haven't had a problem with fleas on him or the cats since we eradicated all the fleas to start with and put him on it.
  6. I have tried Frontline, and K9Advantix before and they don't work on my dogs, I have no idea why. Im use Dandruff shampoo on my dogs which works for Fleas, and for dry skin, Ceila has sensitive skin. Im just pulling out ticks every week. YUCK!
  7. Chickn chick 46

    Chickn chick 46 Songster

    May 22, 2009
    I really need something for ticks because our backyard is alot of woods which she likes to dig around in. They seem drawn to her. I have used the comfortis for fleas and it works great I will say that. I live on Cape Cod which is a hot spot for lyme ticks, so a strong chemical is something I really need for my area.

    keep them coming I'm interested in hearing others experiences. [​IMG]

  8. KDbeads

    KDbeads Songster

    Aug 20, 2009
    East Central VA
    We switched over to the Adams spot on stuff. Has been working GREAT for the dogs this year. Found it at walmart for $14 a 3 pack. Only complaint? It stays oily for a day or 2 and you can't use it on the cats.
  9. chickenzoo

    chickenzoo Emu Hugger

    I use Comfortis also.... was the only thing that worked after Frontline stopped being affective. I use Ivomec for heartworms..........
  10. Maureen&chickens

    Maureen&chickens Songster

    Jul 25, 2009
    We've been using Revolution for a few years and also found this year to be especially awful. We found MANY ticks on the dog that were attached and enlarged. We too are in Massachusetts. We have been using an all natural spray when we find them which works fabulously! The only downside being that when they drop off they bleed out all over the carpet!

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