(Closed) What do you use for flea and tick preventatives

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 32
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We use fiproguard and iverhart.  I put the heartworm prevention pills into their food and while they’re eating I squirt the fiproguard on them and they hardly notice a thing!

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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@anemone681:  I have a feeling its called Frontline Plus outside of Europe!

Post # 34
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Another vote for Advantix! I’ve used Frontline in the past but it hasn’t been working very well lately, plus I like that Advantix prevents them from jumping on in the first place.  Since switching to Advantix last year we haven’t had any issues at all… plus it’s cheaper!

Post # 35
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Revolution since it protects against heart worm too

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’m so lucky that we don’t live in a wooded area! I am terrified of finding ticks on my pup! We use something like Bio defense…it’s cheaper than the other stuff & she doesn’t get fleas. I think that has more to do with the fact that she’s rarely outside or around other dogs though. We’re planning on moving up north and now I’m worried about finding something better for her!

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

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@SweetHoneyBee:  Thank you, we do not use it anymore and ticks are not a problem where we live so sorry for this misinformation … correction it does not prevent against ticks!

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Revolution is the best for our pets. It works like magic!

Post # 39
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@anemone681:  We had the same problem a year ago.  Switched from FrontLine plus to Advantix-II and haven’t looked back.

Post # 40
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

diatomaceous earth, food grade, will kill ticks and fleas. It is perfectly organic, 100% safe for ingestion for you and your pet (It’s commonly used for grain storage — You’ve probably been eating it your whole life and never knew) and can be used indoors and outdoors. Also great for controlling ants.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We use Sentinel for heartworm and flea prevention, and then I use hertz ( i think thats it) every three months or so (usually during the spring/summer seasons) which goes down along her back

 


 

I hate the gel though, her hair is oily for about a week to two weeks after! Aussies have a lot of hair too! lol

 

Post # 42
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

We use Trifexis for our girl. IT does NOT prevent ticks or tapeworms though. As our little husky-mix likes to eat squirrels, rabbits, mice, and other small fury critter when we visit my parents (they live in the middle of no where) we found out about the tape worms the hard way.

Our vet recommended a collar at first for ticks but we don;t use it because she’s an inside dog and we didn’t want the chemical all over the furniture/us. We were then recommended a topical but can’t use that because our cat is allergic to the cat strength stuff, much less the medium dog stuff. (We ended up just going with the lyme disease vaccine and check her over for ticks constantly).

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