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Old 08-31-2012, 08:35 PM
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Question What can I use to protect against ticks, if I use Advantage?

Frontline Plus stopped working a while back on Niko (had fleas galore and it was horrible!) so I switched to Advantage after having it recommended on DF and they were all gone by the end of the week.

But now I'm thinking about ticks. I brush him out every other day and after every hike with a flea comb but is there anything else I can use?

I am going on a hiking trip to Turkey Run in Indiana in October and would like him to be some sort of tick preventive for that month at least but would rather have him on something year round again.

Anything I can use in conjunction with Advantage?
-Is it OK to use it AND Frontline Plus at the same time maybe?? Frontline never worked wonders for ticks anyways but at least it did something..
-Some sort of spray or ointment i can put on him before hikes maybe?

(cant use Advantix since we have a kitty. They dont really play anymore... But she does brush up against him from time to time and curl around his legs.)
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Until Sentinel (Flea and heartwormer) ran out earlier this year, I used it in conjunction with Frontline Plus, and the vet said that's perfectly fine, doubling up on flea stuff for my dogs, because the Frontline kept the ticks off wonderfully. Now I'm using trifexis. During the height of tick season early/midsummer here in IL, I would still find ticks crawling around ON them (and therefore, in the house too), just not dug in and attached. I've not once had to remove a tick from their skin while using Frontline, and I've been using it for years.

I hope this helps!
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Trifexis doesnt do ticks at all and that is what im wanting protection for. Also has horrible reviews....
Amazon.com: Trifexis Chewable for Dogs - 21-40 Lbs - 6 Doses: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Trifexis Chewable for Dogs - 21-40 Lbs - 6 Doses: Pet Supplies

Advantage is working great for fleas, I am wanting something I can add/switch instead that also does ticks.

Im considering k9 Advantix 2 and will just make sure the cats dont go around him for a day or two while it dries... They dont play any more, but the one will occasionally curl between his legs or rub against his side. But am concerned with the less common bad side effects of it k9 advantix 2...
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You can consider a Preventic or Scalibor collar-- the Scalibor ones are new in the US and may be a little better... ?

Again, the cats can be an issue with them.
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Further Googleing has shown that Advantage Multi does everything?

Fleas, worms (like heartguard plus) and also ticks though not labeled for it.. "its active ingredient (moxidectin) has been used as a tick shied in cattle for years".

What do you all think about that? Is it going to protect for worms as good as heartguard? And do you really think it handles ticks if its not actually labeled for them. (if it worked for ticks, why wouldnt they say it on the packaging....)

Cant seem to find any reviews for Advantage Multi... hmm
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I would really prefer not to have one of those collars on him as I know I will end up touching it when I pet him. He also sleeps on my bed and I dont want it to get on my blankets and or pillow and then into my eyes somehow...

I found this but im not sure if its a good idea either...
Amazon.com: Insect Repellent for Dogs - Pure Natural - Fleas, Ticks Gone - 0.5 oz: Everything Else Amazon.com: Insect Repellent for Dogs - Pure Natural - Fleas, Ticks Gone - 0.5 oz: Everything Else

more reviews:
Amazon.com: Insect Repellent for Dogs - Pure Natural, No Deet - Fleas, Ticks Gone - 1 oz: Everything Else Amazon.com: Insect Repellent for Dogs - Pure Natural, No Deet - Fleas, Ticks Gone - 1 oz: Everything Else


not so sure I like this one...
Amazon.com: Vet's Best Natural Flea and Tick Spray, 8-Ounce: Pet Supplies Amazon.com: Vet's Best Natural Flea and Tick Spray, 8-Ounce: Pet Supplies

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The particular product probably just wasn't tested on ticks. I don't have a lot of experience with it but I just changed my dad's dog to it for heartworms because he's down south on vacation and this is the only heartworm preventative that isn't having resistance issues so far with heartworms.

I don't know if it's effective against ticks to be honest...
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You could try those products but the spray says "kills on contact" not repels and the other one, I will be honest, I don't think "all natural" things do a whole hell of a lot...
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I will be honest, I don't think "all natural" things do a whole hell of a lot...
I have never thought so either. Can you tell I'm getting desperate? lol

I think I will see if my vet carries advantage multi and if not just flea comb him out a couple times a day on our trip.
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I WILL admit that I think Avon Skin So Soft does something (nothing except this works to keep my mom from getting bit by mosquitoes lol). I have not personally used it on a dog, but I think that may be worth a shot.

How to Use Avon Skin So Soft on A Dog for Flea and Tick Control | eHow.com
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