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  1. MyLilly1

    MyLilly1 New Member

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    I know Lilly is too young for flea drops like advantage so I just picked up a flea collar for puppies. She will be 8 weeks on Saturday and is about 10 oz (she is a teacup chi) I would like to start her on that new chewable for heart worm prevent and fleas when she is old enough....she only goes outside to potty so i was thinking the flea collar would be enough for now.......could it make her sick or anything??
     
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    You should be able to use flea products on her at 8 weeks.

    "K9 Advantix is a once a month topical application that kills and repels disease spreading fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. K9 Advantix kills 98-100% of fleas within 12 hours. K9 Advantix is for use on dogs and puppies 7 weeks of age or older."

    This is from the K9 Advantix green box, 1-10lbs.
     
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    I thought she was 6 weeks old?

    If you mean Trifexis as the chewable (it has the active ingredients of Interceptor and Comfortis combined) it's a great product in my experience, my dogs haven't had any problems with it. But she has to be AT LEAST 2 pounds before you give it to her, so she still has a ways to go.

    Flea collars are still insecticides so could make a dog sick especially if they're sensitive to the ingedients or if hse chews it. But it won't prevent heartworms, and usually they're only good for keeping fleas off their neck.
     
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    Lizmo....if the advantix replels mosquitos does that mean it would help prevent heart worms
     
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    It's not that reliable. I use it in the summer for Gavroche because he gets big red welts from mosquitoes. It helps, but it doesn't stop them.
     
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    ~Jessie~ Chihuahua Power!

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    There is actually no such thing as a teacup chihuahua. The breed standard is 2-6lbs, and the only "types" of chihuahuas are long coated and short coated.

    http://www.chihuahuaclubofamerica.com/breed-info/chihuahuau-breed-standard/teacup-statement

    As for flea medications, if Lily really IS close to 8 weeks, the smallest weight dosage is fine. Use a 1/2 dose if you feel uncomfortable. I STILL dose my 2 year old 3lb chihuahua with 1/2 a tube.
     

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