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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-11-2009, 03:31 PM Thread Starter
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Have you found fleas/ticks on your dog when using either Advantage or Frontline?

Does bathing affect either Advantage or Frontline?



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We use Advantage Plus, not Advantix (the Advantage plus tick treatment). The Advantage is not toxic to cats, but Advantix is. The "plus" product is also a heartworm and other type of prevention.
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We use Sentinel, which is heartworm prevention and flea control. She has had no reaction except that she does not like it... It is supposed to be flavored but she spits it out even when I try tricking her into taking it.

I have to put it in her mouth until she swallows.
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My dogs' breeder advised me only to apply flea meds when I found evidence of them. I'd been doing it monthly (Frontline Plus) before that. Since then, I think I've only had to use Frontline once in the past couple of years!

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We don't use any.
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Used Advantage Plus, but was having to use it every 3 weeks, so vet switched them to Frontline Plus. I have been finding fleas on them since February. I also have 3 cats and use Advantage. I have 2 cats that are indoor/outdoor. I think they bring them inside and the fleas stay in. I am going to get an exterminator in the next couple of weeks to do the basement (that's where the cats stay).


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I use Frontline Plus on Jackson the minute the weather stays warm . . . we have bad ticks around here, and the first year, the Frontline worked well. So far, we have no bad reactions, but my lab broke out and itched from Advantage . . . my vet said it has more reactions.

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I am not using any more Frontline as the fleas resist now to this product, so I am using Stronghold, never had any problem with that : no flea no tick
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I use Revolution. I have found plenty of ticks on Gryff, but I can't see any way around that living in Upstate New York. What is good is that the ticks haven't hurt him. He also gets the Lyme vaccine since the ticks are so prevalent here. In fact, he went for a run through the woods at my friends house the other day and in 5 minutes of running around, I pulled 6 deer ticks off him. They are relentless here.

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Sentinel. No problems and have never found anything on Daisy!

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