K-9 Advantix or Frontline?

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  1. DoggyLuva1128

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    Which is better for a toy poodle?
     
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    Sorry, I don' t know. I use Sentinel.
     
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    Either one will work fine. Frontline is cheaper but doesn't help against ticks.

    Then again if you're not in a tick-heavy area there's no need for the protection. Also Frontline is slightly waterproof. But, again that's not really much of a big deal.
     
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    I thought Frontline helped with the prevention of ticks?:confused:
     
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    my shepherd had a terrible reaction to Frontline. it was on the second dosage...he suddenly reacted soooo terribly...scratching until his fur was flying! (at the site of application) Advantix has been wonderful. no fleas, no ticks, no reactions. it is certainly up to the particular dog....but I am just soooo leary of Frontline. for my pup it was an allergic reaction, or too harsh, or something. nothing wrong with a good flea powder either. depends on the pup.
     
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    I tried both while I was in Florida. Frontline seemed to act more like ketchup on a hot dog than a repellant. Eevee got fleas ANYWAY and a lot more of them.

    When I put the Advanix on her, all the fleas jumped off/died... I brushed out a ton of dead fleas... none living. And it LASTED, sometimes for more than a month!

    When I came back to Colorado I had to wash it off though, because it's toxic to cats and I have a cat. But that's okay because we don't have a flea problem here. >^^;<
     
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    frontline *does* work against ticks.

    advantix is toxic to cats, so i won't use it.
     
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    I use Frontline and Sentinel and live in a fairly tick heavy area. I haven't seen any on Herschel since we've started him. (Discontinued treatment for the winter)

    Last June we didn't think Herschel would need anything. Yeah right, I found probably 6 on him but since he is white it was easy to get all of them off immediately.
     
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    Elegy GREAT point about cats. People sometimes forget that some chemicals that are fine for dogs can kill cats.
     
  11. Bobsk8

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    I used Frontline when I first got Smokey and after 3 months I discovered that she still had fleas :yikes: . I decided to switch to K9 Advantix and it solved a couple of problems for me. One, it got rid of all the fleas for good!!! Secondly, in Georgia, Mosquitoes are a real issue and the new park behind me condo has a large pond ( or small lake depending on how you look at it) and the Geese and the mosquitoes have decided to camp there permanently. The Advantix not only kills both the fleas and the mosquitoes put it repels them , whereas the Frontline only kills the fleas after they bite your dog. Frontline does nothing for mosquitoes, so while Smokey was on Frontline, I was constantly being followed by a formation of hungry mosquitoes when I walked Smokey.

    The downside to Advantix, as was alread mentioned is that it is toxic to cats for a couple of days after it is applied. If I owned a cat, I wouldn't use Advantix period. Now Advantage doesn't have the mosquitoe repellant and tick protection, but it is not toxic to cats.


    http://www.nofleas.com/About-Advantage.asp

    This summer, my Vet, who had only stocked Frontline has added Advantix and
    Advantage to his stock, mostly because of complaints that the Frontline customers had about Frontline's effectivness.
     
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    I use Revolution and have for many years as it does not contain Ivermectin.
    It kills fleas and the eggs and also controls ear mites. It also is a heartworm preventative.
     
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    We're in Ontario, I've never seen a tick before.. We were on revolution and went to the catskills area of NY.. Vet told us it was adequate tick protection. Wrong type of ticks..

    Friend we went to visit in NY was using frontline, and finding it wasn't preventing ticks in the past year, so switched to advantix which did seem to work till recently. She ended up wit ha dog with lyme and the other was diagnosed with a different tick borne disease today.

    Her vet told her that they are making a apparently better flea and tick preventative which should be available in spring and that it sounds liek a better solution to at least the tick problem.

    Mighty glad we are tick free up here..
     
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    Never had a problem with ticks BEFORE Revolution and there are acres of woods not 100 feet from my back door. However, as I said I have Collies and most or some of them are Ivermectin sensitive and using a product with Ivermectin in it could be deadly if there is a reaction to it, for them. And Revolution also is a heartworm preventative all in one dose. However, one puppy I had was on Sentinel when I got him, he had a tick on his head.:confused:
     
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    I know all recolution covers.. we used it for the 6 months of HW season here. Just it does 'the american dog tick' not deer ticks.. and most people don't specify that.

    That's all I was saying...
     
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    We also use revolution at our house. We do use frontline at the shelter and have had good sucess with it. I've never seen a reaction to it, so maybe they are uncommon?
     
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    I've heard Revolution not working on some dogs also. Not as well as Heartguard and other assorted products.

    I asked the vets that I work for about Revolution and they said it's fantastic with cats, not so great with dogs. The flea prevention part is fine but the HW protection is iffy in dogs.

    As for frontline preventing ticks, I didn't know that. I'll have to look into it.
     
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    I found a tick on Gabbi 3 weeks after her Advantix treatment. I was thinking of swithcing to frontline Plus which is supposed to repel those ticks and things. I was very disappointed the Advantix only lasted 3 weeks. She's been on it for 8 months now. I have 4 more tubes to go.
     
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    Depends on if the owners are using it correctly and also if the owners are telling the vet the truth on the usage. You must follow the instructions to the letter. We don't have problems with heartworm here, not even in the shelter dogs.
     

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