Anyone tried Advantix yet?...

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Anyone tried Advantix yet?...
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Thu, 04-03-2003 - 12:00pm
Well, spring is here (sort of) in middle TN, and time to start thinking about flea and tick control. I used Frontline last year, but decided to try the new Advantix for the mosquito control. I'm interested to see what kind of results I have. I'll have to wait for dh to apply it, I guess I probably shouldn't be handling it since I'm pregnant.

It's been about 6 weeks since Rosie's last seizure when we started her on Phenobarb. Woo Hoo! She is still insane, though. Dh just took her for a walk to see the cows. I'm wondering if that was really a good idea. We got the Gentle Leader collar for her a few weeks ago. What an improvement!

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Thu, 04-03-2003 - 12:13pm
I'd be interested in hearing about this too! We just put a flea & tick collar from the store on Roscoe, but he's going in to be neutered next week and we'll get him on heartworm meds and I'd like to see about the flea/tick stuff from the vet too.

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Lisa

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Thu, 04-03-2003 - 12:21pm
I think veterinary medicine has come a long way in recent years regarding flea and tick control. Flea collars, imo, are pretty much worthless. They *might* kill a few fleas and ticks in the neck area, and often cause skin irritation in that area. Then you have the rest of the body to treat, and you usually can't if you're using a collar, because you would then overdose the animal. I'd also avoid any otc treatments. They are at best, ineffective, at worst, dangerous. They aren't regulated like the products you can get through your veterinarian.

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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 6:37pm
Yes, I use it on my dog and I guess it works good. It's supposed to help repel mosquitoes too. We have a big problem with them and fleas all year round in FL. It's really expensive though and I'm worried with her in the water all the time if it's going to hold up or not. I've heard people have good luck with Bio Spot. It's alot cheaper, but it's got an odor that just makes my allergies kick in, so I can't use it. Before that, we had a flea collar and she ended up with a couple of fleas anyway. Had to go through the whole process of restuffing her bed, etc. The vet said to cut the flea collar up and either put it in the vacuum cleaner or mix it in with her bed stuffing. I've always used the collars up north without my dogs getting fleas, but down here they're just terrible!

Glad to hear Rosie is doing better and congrats! When are you due?

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Jane

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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 6:44pm
Forgot to mention on www.k9advantix.com there's a coupon for a free tube when you buy a multi-pack.

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Jane

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Sat, 04-05-2003 - 7:13pm
I didn't think the Advantix was that expensive, per dose. Now that I know better, I only buy flea products from my vet. I haven't had a flea or tick problem since they came out with the topicals like Advantage, Frontline, and now Advantix. I'll know if it's effective on fleas and ticks, but I'll just have to hope it's just as good on mosquitoes. We haven't had any cases of WNV in my area, but I'm sure it could eventually make it here.

My due date is June 22.

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Sun, 04-06-2003 - 11:09am
Hi Jane...I've always used Frontline on my girls and never had a problem. Granted, the mosquitoes here in NJ aren't as bad as in Florida, but I'm actually more concerned with the ticks.

I also believe tht you get what you pay for..Bio Spot is otc...and I've read some "really" bad things about its use. I searched the internet for "Frontline" and found a few sites that sell it much cheaper than from my vet...and I save even more because I purchase the 6 month supply and have it for 3 months since I have the two girls.

I've heard about cutting up a flea collar and putting it in your vacuum bag; it's supposed to help cut down on fleas in the house...good idea.

Hugs,

Laura