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Comfortis Effective Against TICKS

The other day I started a thread about tick treatment ideas after finding one on Daisy. jimandjudy4321 suggested Comfortis. I googled it and found the corporate website makes NO mention of it being effective for tick control - just fleas....

One of my daughters is a vet tech and I asked her about it. She told me that the drug reps say Comfortis has been very effective on ticks - but they can't advertise this until they run studies to prove this is the case. The manufacturer expects to be able to start advertising Comfortis as an effective tick control PILL as soon as the studies are completed.....

So - rather than a topical tick treatment, I may try Comfortis (for fleas and ticks) and add a separate pill for heart worms. This means I have to stop using Sentinel as it is also a flea preventative....

If this works I'll be thrilled as I didn't want to use a topical tick treatment since Beau loves to chew on Daisy's fur around her neck - and she seems to enjoy it too! Must be some kind of comfort-grooming thing.

Thought I'd share in case anyone else wants to check into this with their vet .....

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Hey Lynda we are using Comfortis now and I love it. I love that they dont have the topical stuff on there fur and that I can give them a bath when ever I want. We use Interceptor on Ginger for heartworm. We use Pro-heart on the little ones. They get a shot every 6 months for heart worm prevention.

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My vet had mentioned it, but I haven't tried it. I'll have to check it out. They take Interceptor for heartworm. I just have Luna Frontline Plus finally (hardly use it), but I found a flea and a tick on her. I haven't used anything on Dickson yet, but if we're going to walk in the woods, I'd better get some type of tick prevention. Where I live there are no ticks, and I have seldom had a flea problem for the moment, so for most of the year neither dog is on any tick and flea medication. I'm wary and nervous about using them.
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Good information, keep us posted. Confortis would be my preference if it gets the ticks.

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I was a little hesitant to try Comfortis since it says fleas only but we've been giving it to Abby for nearly two years now and she hasn't had any fleas or ticks. We live on a very wooded property, too.

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Kathie that is good to know, you probably have as many ticks as we do. I still have 3 or 4 months of Frontline Plus.I did try Comfortis once for some reason and remember the cost being very high. I need to check on that.

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It would be worth it if I don't have to mess with the topical tick preventative since Beau like to "groom" Daisy. I am waiting to the first of the month to switch since they both had Sentinel on the first and I shouldn't double up. We will just check for ticks until then!

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I use Comfortis too. I like using whatever shampoo I want (not just the "soapless" ones) & being able to hold Santos without smelling the nasty topical stuff.

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YES!!! My breeder told me the same thing - she lives in central Florida and there are a lot of ticks in her area. She ONLY uses Comfortis and has never found a tick on any of her treated dogs.

I give mine Comfortis and Frontline Plus, just in case I do them on a rotating schedule, so they get one every two weeks.

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I give mine Comfortis and Frontline Plus, just in case I do them on a rotating schedule, so they get one every two weeks.
Every two weeks? Was this recommended by your vet? That seems like quite a bit to me when both directions say every 4 weeks.

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