Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: POWELL, TN
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I've, fortunately, been able to find Interceptor and have kept my dogs on it. I have 2 collies and some shelties too. Many collies have bad reactions, even die, from ivermectin and some Shelties, so I've stayed away from them. I could test them for MDR1 sensitivity, but since I've not had a problem getting Interceptor haven't.
Last summer we had a flea problem, first in many years. We do have the exterminator come monthly and spray the perimeter of the house, but not inside. I'm a bit of a worrier about insecticides. I was rinsing with ACV and sprinkling DE and even putting some DE on the dogs, but we still had fleas. One of the vets I go to is as anti-insecticide as I. I talked to her. She said she'd had the same problem and decided to attack the fleas vigorously. She recommended continuing what I was doing, alternate frontline and advantage dosing every two weeks and if I took them anywhere giving them a capstar before returning home. I was also to spray the exercise yard with Bayer insecticide. I did this for 6 weeks and no more fleas since last July. I think when spring comes I'll do the flea meds, alternating once a month and hope our problem is solved forever.