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Old 10-17-2011, 09:31 AM
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Is it just my dog or does petarmor not work?

I thought I would give petarmor a try. It is the same as frontline right? Well I'm not so sure. My girl was on Vectra for fleas and ticks, it worked well but irritated her skin. So, I thought I would give petarmor a try. Same ingredients as in frontline prescription but now can be bought over the counter. Well, after week 1, my husband pulled a tick from her, and a few days after that my groomer found another. Since this is a bad tick season I didn't think much about it. Well week 2 I pulled about 3 off of her and week three after a hike in the woods we pulled at least 2 dozen crawling and about 5 starting to bore. I had to do something, so I gave her the medicine early since it obviously was not working for tick control for the full 4 weeks. Has anyone else experienced this. She goes to the vet for a check up in a few weeks. Do any of you have any suggestions on brands I can ask the vet about. I really liked vectra it worked well, it just caused a rash on her skin.
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Old 10-17-2011, 12:39 PM
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It is the same as frontline right?
Same ingredients as in frontline prescription but now can be bought over the counter.



Has anyone else experienced this. She goes to the vet for a check up in a few weeks. Do any of you have any suggestions on brands I can ask the vet about.

My girl was on Vectra for fleas and ticks, it worked well but irritated her skin.

PensR1 ,
Early this summer when Walmart was runnung TV ads for this product : PetArmor Plus , it was advertised as the same active ingredients as Fromtline Plus , Fipronil 9.8% and (S) methoprene 8.8%.

Well since I use Frontline Plus and the price at first was very good I bought some to try , well , I actually bought one to try. Over the next 30 days it seemed to work well using it for dogs in the correct weight range listed.

When I went back to Walmart to buy more I noticed that the pkg did not look the exactly the same. The ingredients had changed and the words "compare to FrontLine Plus" was gone.

The (S) methoprene 8.8% was gone , and , if memory serves the percentage of Fipronil was less , so I did not buy bc it was not the same.
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The Vectra 3D contains Permethrin 36.08% and a couple of other active ingredients , however , If you can avoid the permethrin by using one of the many Vet quality products your dog will be much better off. IMO

If your dog has a sensitive skin you may want to try a product like comfortis which is a pill. I am using FrontLine Plus and it is working , and , if that changes I too will be looking for something else........
Find a product that you like and stick with it. Talk to your Vet about this.

Would you please post the weight of your dog.

Best , oldhounddog
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PensR1 ,

When I went back to Walmart to buy more I noticed that the pkg did not look the exactly the same. The ingredients had changed and the words "compare to FrontLine Plus" was gone.

The (S) methoprene 8.8% was gone , and , if memory serves the percentage of Fipronil was less , so I did not buy bc it was not the same.
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If your dog has a sensitive skin you may want to try a product like comfortis which is a pill. I am using FrontLine Plus and it is working , and , if that changes I too will be looking for something else........
Find a product that you like and stick with it. Talk to your Vet about this.

Would you please post the weight of your dog.

Best , oldhounddog
Thank You for your answer.

That Just makes me soooo angry. They get everyone to believe their product is the SAME with advertisements and then change and don't bother to rename the product.

Sadie weighs around 52 lbs. and is 8 1/2 months old. I will know an exact weight when she goes to the vet for her spay next month. Vectra worked well it just irritated her skin. That is why I switched. I will mention comfortis to my vet. Although I will probably need to wait until the petarmor is out of her system to start a new insecticide treatment. What I liked about vectra is it also repelled. With young girls and lymes disease very high in our area I didn't want Sadie bringing them in and around the girls. Is it safe to bath her in flea and tick shampoo if she has the pet armor in her system? I don't want to make her sick.
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There is a slight difference in pkg and name (no Plus) , but , if you blink you will miss it.

Yes you can bathe your dog. It is best to have a 3 day period before and after application for best results.

Check with your Vet and use something that works best for you and your dog.

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The thing is, Frontline Plus, for example, is "99% effective". You stated that this is a bad tick season... so even at 99%, 1 in 100 ticks will get on the dog. Imagine how many the meds may be repelling...

I haven't analyzed the PetArmour so I can't comment... but I'm a Frontline girl.

For dogs that go hunting/into heavily tick infested areas, we also recommend a Preventic Collar. Some people go on about "tick collars are bad... blah blah blah" but for me, some of the tick diseases are much much worse.
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Many people have been complaining that fipronil based products aren't working the same as they used to.

Personally I've applied frontline and had it work, and applied frontline and had it "not" work. It probably depends on the amount of bugs in the enviroment...
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The thing is, Frontline Plus, for example, is "99% effective". You stated that this is a bad tick season... so even at 99%, 1 in 100 ticks will get on the dog. Imagine how many the meds may be repelling...

There was no repelling of anything. She was covered. Literally dozens crawling on her. My husband only found 1 on him and he was wearing no repellant.

For dogs that go hunting/into heavily tick infested areas, we also recommend a Preventic Collar. Some people go on about "tick collars are bad... blah blah blah" but for me, some of the tick diseases are much much worse.
I think I may try the collar. She goes hiking in the woods several times a week.

Thanks a bunch Holly


"Yes you can bathe your dog. It is best to have a 3 day period before and after application for best results.

Check with your Vet and use something that works best for you and your dog."

I will do that oldhounddog.

"Personally I've applied frontline and had it work, and applied frontline and had it "not" work. It probably depends on the amount of bugs in the enviroment... "

Criosphynx: I also have read where Frontline is less effective in certain areas. I think ours is one of them. Too many creepy crawlies and they are now semi-imune to the insecticides being used.
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