Flea & Tick Meds - Paw Talk - Pet Forums
Dogs Wagging tails, wet noses, unconditional love, and everything else that goes along with canines!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-13-2005, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
I Think I Need a Bigger Bear
 
Jodi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: North Carolina
Age: 46
Posts: 4,030
      
Flea & Tick Meds

What do ya'll use for Flea & Tick meds?

Is there any of 'em that you've had bad luck with?


~ Jodi ~

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Jodi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-13-2005, 12:21 PM
Angel to Abandoned Puppies
 
Chrisanne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Arizona now
Age: 47
Posts: 3,971
      
I use frontline plus. I have always had great luck with it, even when we lived in LA for a summer and the fleas are HORRIBLE there.

I tried revolution once, it sucked. I had to use a second product to control the fleas.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

MCBA Member

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
I've Been Frosted
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Chrisanne is offline  
post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-13-2005, 12:53 PM
Paw-Talk Addict
 
elfomatic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Columbia, SC
Age: 36
Posts: 1,156
    
I really like Frontline Plus ... they make a spray form too that is great. When we moved here we discovered a very bad flea problem in this neighborhood -- there are a lot of "outdoors pets" that aren't protected from fleas -- so it was very hard to keep ours flea free because the neighbor's cats could wander in our yard and reinfect it. Frontline gave us the best line of defense ... still, it is important to stress that even this brand is only effective if you treat the yard seperately ... especially if you have close neighbors.

Revolution never worked for me ... but I think that it is because the flea problem was established when we moved in here ... it is probably a good brand if it is used as a preventative. It works for my mom in N.D. ...

One thing I do know is to NEVER ever use Hartz. It doesn't last and it tends to make dogs and cats sick for a couple of days after it is applied ... it is easy to be tempted to try it as an intermediate because it is cheap but it totally isn't worth it ...

Oh, btw, we're flea-free now.
elfomatic is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-13-2005, 01:33 PM
Paw-Talk Lifer
 
Jade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: NC
Posts: 8,706
         
Frontline Plus here too.

On the same page as Erin, I could never recommend Hartz. I see so many toxicity cases in the ER after it's been applied, it's unreal. I've seen cats go into seizures because of it.

Stephanie

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Jade is offline  
post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-13-2005, 01:50 PM
Registered User
 
Dena's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: NJ
Posts: 3,413
      
Frontline Plus her too. My problem here is more with ticks than with fleas though and so far it works great.
Dena is offline  
post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-13-2005, 02:21 PM
Paw-Talk Golden Member
 
ninja_smurtles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sweden
Posts: 2,168
 


We used protectLine once and it is rubbish. Does not kill anything and makes the animals greasy


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

My handsome Prince


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Swirly, Squashy, Squishy, Spot, Star, Slash and Rocky

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Indy and Myfanwy

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Tilly, Emil, Sonny and Smudge
ninja_smurtles is offline  
post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-13-2005, 03:31 PM
Paw-Talk Lifer
 
Amethystbelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Nottinghamshire, UK
Age: 38
Posts: 4,109
  
I use frontline on both the dogs and cats and never had any problems with it and before that i used a veterinary spray for many years till they stopped making it. I have found the cheaper stuff never works like what you get from petshops so always stick to veterinary prescribed treatments now

Kirsty


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Visit Degu Rock - Dedicated to Degu Care & Welfare Worldwide
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


Amethystbelle is offline  
post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-13-2005, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
I Think I Need a Bigger Bear
 
Jodi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: North Carolina
Age: 46
Posts: 4,030
      
We always use Frontline Plus and have had great results. Haven't had fleas in 8 years or so. Glad to see so many others using it!

~ Jodi ~

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Jodi is offline  
post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-13-2005, 07:05 PM
Naked Dog Mom
 
corgimom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: north of Atlanta
Age: 39
Posts: 968
 
We normally use Frontline, but I've got him on K9 Advantix for the summer (we live in Louisiana where there are tons of mosquitos). I tried Advantage and hated it. It didn't absorb into his skin right and made him sticky and stinky for days. If we petted him at all within a few days of applying it, we'd get it all over our hands. Haven't had that problem with Frontline or K9Advantix.

Momma to three pups:

Ein, Pembroke Welsh Corgi (black headed tri) born 7/12/2004
Tucker, golden colored lab mix, rescue - est dob fall 2004
Colleen rough collie (sable and white), rescue - est dob: 2003-2004
corgimom is offline  
post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-13-2005, 10:53 PM
Tiny Grosskisser
 
Crazy Chin Lady's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Crazytown!!!
Age: 43
Posts: 2,769
   
We use Frontline Plus here, too. Easy to apply and doesn't take long to absorb into the skin!

Karen

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


[
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Crazy Chin Lady is offline  
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome