|Barked: Wed Nov 28, '12 5:11pm PST |
|I do think that Frontline is losing some effectiveness against fleas, as I know of a handful of people who had their pets on Frontline and ended up with fleas - more fleas than could plausibly have just jumped on them in the yard (i.e. they were living and/or breeding on the animals).
With that in mind, I switched Hazel to Advantix II. It was definitely effective, but we stopped using it because it is supposed to be applied in 3 spots down the dog's back (unlike Frontline, which is applied in 1 spot between the shoulders), and Hazel was able to reach/lick the lower spot midway down her back. Other than that, she didn't have any major skin irritation - but I'm not comfortable with her ingesting it. So now we're back to Frontline, because at least it will take care of ticks (and thankfully we never got fleas). But if your dog isn't so hyperflexible, I'd suggest giving Advantix a try.
Frontline will not repel ticks, it will only kill them when they bite. If you find engorged ticks on your Frontline-treated animals, that would be something to worry about.
Edited by author Wed Nov 28, '12 5:13pm PST
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