... is now Havatwo
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Central Texas
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I had Havanna on Frontline for a couple of months. I pulled seven ticks off of her in that time. According to the pamphlet, ticks can attach, but should die in 24-48 hours. I had no problems with fleas while she was on Frontline; however, she was gnawing and scratching a lot. The vet thought she might have allergies, but she's too young to give anything but Benadryl. I discussed the gnawing/scratching with some other dog owners, and they suggested switching from Frontline to Advantix. Most of them said they'd switched their dogs from Frontline as it didn't seem to be as effective anymore (someone said that the formula in Frontline had been changed). With Advantix, ticks are not supposed to attach at all. It also is supposed to repel mosquitos, which Frontline does not do. Anyway, I switched to Advantix this month (she's had it on for 2 weeks now). The gnawing has gone away, and she only scratches occasionally now. I have not pulled any ticks off of her, either (that said with my fingers crossed, as it's only been two weeks!). Again, fleas don't seem to be a problem.