Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Sydney, Australia
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Hi everyone! Like all young puppy Mums I want the best for my fur baby.
And I was wondering about your experience with Flea&Tick medication.
Growing up as child of a naturopath I am always wary of too many chemicals and am aware that medicine usually causes side effects.
The vet gave Dalston a Frontline/Advantix type treatment in the neck at his last vaccination appointment.
I am sure it will prevent fleas, ticks etc, but at the same time I know that same treatment kills cats and it kills fleas who bite him beacause the toxins are in his blood system.
The Vet recommends constantly topping it up every 4 weeks and when we go into highly infested tick areas every 2 weeks.
I think when going on holiday in a zone thats full of paralysis ticks I would def want to use it...but all year around?
It doesn't feel right for me to put such a strong toxin on him for his whole life.
We live in the city and while is in contact with other dogs I am not sure how likely it is to get fleas. I groom/brush him daily, wouldn't I detect a flea early enough if one jumps on him and then just clean and bath him, his bed and all the whole house?
What are your thoughts?