What preventatives do you use and why? What are the advantages of one over the other? It seems there are a number to choose from these days. I'm currently using Frontline, but have used other products in the past.
May 6, 2009
A: I've used the frontline for years & have never had a problem, along with my Black Lab I have greyhounds that are very sensitive to any medication, the frontline does not enter the blood stream, it is topical and is not absorbed thru the skin, my olde… more ›
Has anyone ever used garlic to combat fleas and ticks? I started using it because I do not like using the chemicals on my dog. She really likes the taste and it's all natural. I was just wondering if it will actually work.
July 18, 2008
A: Garlic is on the list of things to never give your dog along with onions, grapes rasins and chocolate. Advantage is the safest product I know of and it really works. It's safe enough for pregant and nursing dogs and cats as well as 8 week old animals… more ›
I've been using Frontline Plus on my dog, but I'm not impressed. It claims to kill ticks yet I still pick a bunch off of him everytime we hike. And it does nothing for the gnats and mosquitos that bug him. I've researched K9 Advantix, and there i… more ›
July 14, 2009
A: I've used K9 for years. here's what my vet told me the difference was: Frontline: bug actually have to BITE your dog for the stuff to work, or kill the bugs, so your dog is still getting bit. K9: There's a repellent in it, so it repels the bugs … more ›
I admit my ignorance. How is it possible to find ticks in a dog who lives in an apartment with no garden? I know them well because I was raised in the country but I thought my dogs had them becuase they were living mainly outside. How can I prevent … more ›
November 7, 2008
A: If you walk your dog outside it is at risk for picking up a tick. Advantix works well as does a Preventix collar. See your vet to purchase these products.
I am concerned that the E.P.A. has suddenly issued a warning about flea and tick treatments for dogs. I had used Frontline for years, but last year switched to Vectra 3D because my vets had gotten reports that Frontline was periodically failing some … more ›
June 6, 2009
A: www.ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2081.html I found this website because you got me thinking about what more I can do without "overdoing" the chemicals. I do put flea powder on my carpet for one hour before I vacuum once a week. I thought this web… more ›
I live in an area with lots of woods and pine trees and ticks are a big problem for my dog. I am currently using Advantix monthly flea and tick control by Bayer Co., but my dog still gets ticks on every walk. I have called Bayer to see if I was doi… more ›
January 15, 2009
A: We also use frontline, however if you let your dog roam around your yard a lot, it is always good to buy a flea / tick killer for your yard!! Most the time it is a granual that you spread out that kills grub worms and other bugs etc. Every year abo… more ›
I have tried several flea & tick protection products on my kitties. They hate the stuff and it even makes them sick! It can't be good for them but the parasites are harmful, too. Does anyone know a natural, safe way to keep the pests off pets?
May 9, 2009
A: apparently bugs don't like the taste of neem oil, which is also good for the skin. doesn't kill 'em, but it does help repel them. Ark Naturals makes a Neem pet shampoo, or you can buy neem oil in most health food stores. also, Halo makes this Clou… more ›
I am adopting a rescue dog tomorrow (Lucy) and they told me she was infested with fleas and ticks. Her new foster took her to the groomer who apparently worked on her for quite a while, but wasn't able to remove all of them. I am under the impressi… more ›
October 24, 2008
A: I would suggest using frontline on her first. I've had tons of cats and I've worked in a shelter and I have yet to find a case bad enough that frontline didn't work.
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Rocco my neighbours dog got a tick the other day, it was quite large and it was on the top of his head, my friend managed to get it out, but now there is a small lump and it has a scab on it. She was worried about him so I told her that if it… more ›
Ticks belong to the arachnid family, and are blood sucking mites that leech themselves to your dog's skin, and gorge on his blood. In doing so, they can grow in size, a whopping hundred times. Unlike fleas, ticks are much harder to catch especially … more ›
The following are warning signs that your dog may have a disease that was transmitted by a tick: Fever Lameness Loss of appetite Cough Sudden onset of pain in your pet's legs or body Arthritis or swelli… more ›
Remove the tick immediately. An infected tick can transmit disease in only a few hours. Wear latex gloves, if possible. Use tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible, and pull gently. Clean your hands, the bite area, and the tweezer… more ›
Yes ticks are unlikely to survive a wash cycle or dryer. So if your dog has them and goes on your bed. Throw the bedding in the washer or dryer.
It is tick season in NJ again. Every March and October, there is a burst of ticks for a 2 week span. They are around other times, but during this short span the population explodes. I don't know why - In the spring, I chalk it up to the emergence/… more ›
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