|Barked: Mon Jul 2, '12 4:38am PST |
|I know this is a little lengthy, please bare with me...
I would like to address the complaints I read regarding this medication. Please notice that 99% of the complaints, not just on this site, about First shield Trio are coming from people who own dogs of a small bread. The main active ingredient is a very potent one. Hence why smaller breads have trouble. Yes there are some complaints from larger breads, but like people some dogs are going to be allergic to different things. Banfield should most definitely share this with their patients, however, this will not happen due to it being their own premier medication. This is a different issue entirely.
The second most popular issue appears to be people saying they have been using the product for a month, and that they still have a flea problem. Someone has mentioned this, but fleas are not just on your dog. They are in your home, car, etc. If you are only treating your dog, then it is going to take a few months at LEAST for the medicine to eliminate the fleas in your home, car, etc. Treat the other areas, once in the beginning, as well for a faster result.
The third main issue I read is that it takes a long time to dry. This is unfortunately very true. To completely dry it can take up to 24 hours. This is definitely a draw back. I apply in the morning, on a day where I can watch her, and by the next morning it is dry. Why do I do this when there are other options that dry faster?
I have a 55 pound American Staffordshire Terrier, or American Pitbull Terrier, and I used to use front-line. She would have flea itches occasionally, and this should be expected as the fleas must bite in order to die. I switched to First Shield Trio for this reason. My dog, Skyla, has been using it for 1 and a half years, and after having to deal with a single day out of my month to watch her and keep her from rubbing on things, she has ZERO and I mean ZERO flea issues. We play outside everyday, and I take her to the dog park once a week as well. It works extremely well!!! It works extremely well for larger breeds that is. If you have a dog 45-50 pounds or heavier, PLEASE do not let these reviews deter you from trying this medication. Watch him or her the first time to make sure there are no adverse allergic reactions, and I am supremely confident that you will find that the product works phenomenally well.
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