what is better. Advantage or frontline

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by Country Living Farm, May 15, 2009.

  1. Country Living Farm

    Country Living Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 18, 2009
    I was over run with fleas. I was using a Harts products but it does not work and I found out it is bad for the dogs. I am going to get one of the two but which one is better?
  2. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 8, 2007
    Southern WV

    Wanted to add, I've used both. I've had Advantage take the hair off my cat, don't like that. Also with some dog Advantage products, once it's on the dog the dog can not be around cats. Weird.

    I use Frontline on my dogs, cats and goats.

    Don't forget to treat your house or you will never be rid of the fleas.

    Also, with Frontline or Advantage they should be applied every 30 days for optimal results.
    Last edited: May 15, 2009
  3. Felicia

    Felicia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    Quote:Yeah, if you put Advantage on your dog (or it might be Advantix...) if you cat gets in close contact to your dog the cat will die. So before you use that, talk to your vet to make sure you use the one that won't kill your cats.

    I like Frontline, but I know someone who used it and it didn't kill the fleas on their dog. So they switched to Advantage and boarded their cat at a boarding kennel for about a week after putting it on their dog. But the Frontline has worked for me, and my dog is 5 years old and never has had fleas (mind you that I live in the country and he runs through fields all the time - so he has a huge chance of getting them)

    For around the house and on furniture, I like Adam's Flea, Tick, Mosquito Spray. It doesn't smell bad, and it works well. You can even spray your animals with it - but I prefer just to use it on furniture and my dogs bedding.

    Hope this helps. Fleas are no fun whatsoever. I hope you get them gone fast [​IMG]
  4. kycklingmamma

    kycklingmamma Chillin' With My Peeps

    My vet just recommended a new product on the market, Comfortis. He said that now since we all have been using frontline and advantage the fleas have gotten immune to those products so new ones are coming out. Comfortis is a pill you give them once a month and within and hour of giving it to your dogs the fleas will fall off of them. I am on my first month of using it and so far so good. We live in Houston, TX so our flea population is extreme, no freeze here to kill nothing off. I also hate the way those topical flea things leave a grease stain on the dogs backs, with kids touching them all the time and all.

    Good luck, Kycklingmamma
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Frontline stopped working and the fleas got immuned. I used foggers and flea shampoo before the front line was used and in 3 days they was back on the dogs. Advantage was the way to go.
  6. got2bskilled

    got2bskilled Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 27, 2009

    It prevents fleas and ticks.

    But what makes it special from other preventions is that it

    prevents worms and heartworms.

    Sold at most vet clicics. Some vets will not sell it because it keeps them

    from selling you all that other expensive junk. I have heard vets

    make up silly stories of why they will not carry it.

    I have used it for years- it is the best!

    link to their site- http://www.revolution4dogs.com/

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