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frontline or Advantix

What do you use if anything? I so don't want to put any of these chemicals on Charley. I've been using vetri wipes instead but I'm wondering if I'm asking for trouble. Is that enough. We have plenty of deer in Central Jersey and lots of ticks. But I hate the idea of loading my little guy up with pesticides!!

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What do you use if anything? I so don't want to put any of these chemicals on Charley. I've been using vetri wipes instead but I'm wondering if I'm asking for trouble. Is that enough. We have plenty of deer in Central Jersey and lots of ticks. But I hate the idea of loading my little guy up with pesticides!!
If you want tick and flea coverage you need Frontline Plus. That would be my choice but I can't get it in Canada so I use Advantix. These are safer in the sense that they don't enter the bloodstream like some of the others. They're topicals.

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At what age do you start Frontline? How young is too young? I use it on my cat and it really is a far superior product for her compared to Advantix,Hartz and the Kirkland brand.

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I think you can start as early as 8 weeks. Your vet would know.

We have my Aussie on Advantix II. Jack has one last dose of Frontline. As soon as that is gone, I am switching him to Advantix as well. This spring Jack would be covered in ticks. Not a single one was on Nessie.

We also broke down and are having the lawn sprayed for flea, mosquito and ticks. We use a company whose has organic and safe products for people and pets. It has really helped this year.

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At what age do you start Frontline? How young is too young? I use it on my cat and it really is a far superior product for her compared to Advantix,Hartz and the Kirkland brand.
not sure check with vet or company. Watch which ones you use when you have cats in the house. Some are toxic to cats.

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I use Frontline TopSpot and like it! Well, Dexter and Jack like it!



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I have heard of a lot of bad reactions to Advantix. My vet does not recommend it for small dogs. Also, it is not okay for cats and I have cats, so I am not comfortable with it. I use Frontline Topspot also. Knock on wood, I have never had a problem.


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We just switched to Trifexis, an oral med. 2 months in and no reactions. We had problems with skin sensitivity and hair loss to the topical stuff.
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Roki reacted bad to both Frontline and Advantix, so our vet gave us Novartis stuff called Prac-Tic. He tolerates it perfectly and no bad guys on him. I do not know if it is available in US.

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We just switched to Trifexis, an oral med. 2 months in and no reactions. We had problems with skin sensitivity and hair loss to the topical stuff.
TRifexis does not protect against ticks...and "iffy" if you are a breeder.

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