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Flea and tick.......

Discussion in 'Health & Nutritional Care' started by SBTlove, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    Sentry has the exact same active ingredients as frontline. So if y'all have resistance issues to frontline, you will be wasting your money on that brand as well.
     
  2. SBTlove

    SBTlove Good Dog

    That's what I was afraid of. We went with Sentry Fiproguard from Petsmart. Paid $23 for it. But yeah I noticed the ingredients are similar to Frontline as is the Petarmour. A new dog moved into the apartments and all the sudden we found a few fleas on our girl. Vets office gave us 4 days worth Capstar for immediate use since she had just had her frontline a week and a half prior and that took care of the fleas. And we were going to buy more frontline and they were like. We don't sell it or recommend it anymore. They said they have just had too many complaints of resistence issues. However most of the vets in the area still push frontline. I figure worst case scenario I am out $23 and next time I'll buy the advantix but I about had a heartattack when I saw the price of the advantix in store....definitely cheaper to go online for that. But I felt I needed to go ahead and get her something. I didn't want her to lapse with having to wait for the Advantix to ship.
     
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  3. lizzie13

    lizzie13 Good Dog

    I use sentinel for hw and flea eggs...then I use advantix for fleas/ticks...money saving tip...I have dogs ranging in weight from 10lbs - 50lbs... I looked at dosage for each of my dogs then bought the advantix for xl dogs..its only a few bucks more expensive than for small dogs...I then use a syringe and dose each dog to what they need...so you are getting more than double the actual fluid amount in the xl package for almost same price...saves a ton of money! I can dose 4 dogs for 85 bucks for about 5 months..
     
  4. lizzie13

    lizzie13 Good Dog

    So even if you have one dog...you could buy a 6 month xl and depending on weight may last over a year or more
     
  5. SBTlove

    SBTlove Good Dog

    I would be happy to share with you some of our Triple Digit Summer days with the sticky yucky humidity. lol. Its September and yesterday our high was 96 but it felt closer to 100 degrees thanks to the humidity. I am sooooooo ready for cooler weather. I wish it would sometimes get a bit colder than it does here and wipe out fleas and ticks. Just maybe not that cold. lol
     
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  6. DrogosMom

    DrogosMom Puppy

    Here in HOT Savannah GA we use Advantage multi. Kills everything! No flea problems...ever!!
     
  7. ~Missy~

    ~Missy~ Snaptastic

    I use this....http://www.domyownpestcontrol.com/fertilome-tree-and-shrub-systemic-insect-drench-p-1523.html

    For the initial use, I put some in a spray bottle with a little water and sprayed both dogs down. And now I just use it monthly, put a few milliliters between the dog's shoulder blades and it works wonders for fleas. Not sure about ticks, I haven't seen any on the dogs so I'm assuming it works for those too.

    I buy it at my local feed store, they sell it to everyone for flea control.
     
  8. Suki

    Suki Little Dog

    many years ago, the dog pictured in my avatar, despite me being dilligent with the frontline plus, tested positive for lyme. i worked at a vet clinic and the docs were great about giving us all huge discounts on products, etc, so she and the others were always done. she, somehow, as dogs do, built up a resistence to it so my boss said to alternate between that and advantix. now, however, due to the rise of canine cancer, i use no chemicals on any of my dogs. DE goes on the ground and at their chain spots and apple cider vinegar, mixed with water (a 50/50 ratio) gets sprayed on them. in the past 5 years, i've never had a flea or tick problem with any of the dogs. (also, we have a TON of mosquitos my way, as i'm close to water/lakes and mosquitos hate the smell of vanilla extract, so i use that as well). luckily, so far so good: no lyme, fleas or positive for heart worm.
     
  9. brindlexpitt

    brindlexpitt Derpidoo

    Nope. You have to add permethrin to it to control ticks.
     
  10. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member



    So you're using apple cider vinegar to control fleas? Now I've got a few questions. What part of the country do you live in, how bad are the fleas, and how much are you putting on the dog? Like a little spray or soaking them down in it?
     
  11. lizzie13

    lizzie13 Good Dog


    I have heard of this too, some do half water half acv and some say to just use acv... they can't stand the smell! lol
     
  12. DrogosMom

    DrogosMom Puppy

    Seresto works well for ticks...last 8 months
     
  13. catchrcall

    catchrcall Good Dog Staff Member

    Forgot to ask my other question--

    How long does the vinegar last?
     
  14. lizzie13

    lizzie13 Good Dog


    It is really used to kill fleas and ticks, not really prevent them... so you can spray them daily... but the smell is not THAT great.... lol

    Give a good bath, and then spray with the ACV.... then I would just kind of spray them maybe once a week, and that should take care of any.... it suffocates them... but again I believe it is more a treatment and not a preventative... but it is harmless so you can use as often as needed.... it is great for Yeast as well, and to prevent UTI when added to the water or food
     
  15. Suki

    Suki Little Dog

    none of my dogs have fleas, so i use the ACV as a preventative to ensure i have none i have to control. it's used on an 'as needed' basis, for, as mentioned, my yard is treated with DE, so there is never any fleas in it. it's only when they're off my yard, when on walks, and into areas that i suspect will be flea ridden. i use a light spray. no soaking needed. and my location is indicated in the upper right hand corner. ;)
     

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