Help! What Flea/Tick med to use?

  1. Since I now have 3 cats(who do not go outside) and 3 dogs(who do go outside-just to potty). I need to make sure no flea infestation occurs and to try and do it with the least money. My daughter bought Hartz product-haven't used it yet. Have Frontline- that has been my standard for years but is much more expensive than Hartz. Want to start the season with one and cont. with it. Did not like Advantage-did not work on my largest cat(Kitzel 15 lbs.). Long ago one anti tick-anti flea stuff caused renal failure in my friend's dog. Thanks for any information. I want to keep all my 4-legged babies healthy for many, many years.
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  3. by   Davey Do
    I once wore a tick collar on my wrist next to my watch. After that, my watch would only go "Tock tock tock..."

  4. by   bushambo
    A simple australian flea repellent for pets.

    You need a bottle of whisky and some very fine sand. Simply rub a little whisky on your pets fur, sprinkle a little sand on,---job done. The fleas and ticks will land on the pet, sniff the whisky, get drunk and then throw rocks at each other and die. No chemicals involved!!!

    Happy pets.
  5. by   BCgradnurse
    I don't think Frontline works very well for fleas. I've had luck in the past feeding my cats Brewer's yeast/garlic tabs, but my current fussy felines won't eat them and won't eat their food if I crush them into it. I currently use Revolution for flea protection. It works great but it's even more expensive than Frontline. I manually examine my cats daily and pull off any ticks. It's gross, but it works.
  6. by   sharpeimom
    we use advantage plus on our cats and dog. it's worked well, no one was sick from using it. our cats very widely in size and weight. we have emily, who weighs just under 4# (and eats like a horse) and abby who weighs 6# at 10 months to our resident moose ulysses who tips the scales at 18#. he isn't fat, according to the vet, rather just very large framed and a big boy.

    the dog weighs 70# and has recently lost 6#. our vet does not believe in flea or flea and tick collars. he feels they make the animals sick and are poisonous if a baby or toddler chews on one.
  7. by   madwife2002
    I have used Frontline for 20 years, wonderful stuff. I have 3 cats and 3 dogs not had problems-dont use it in the winter.
    Will start using it from monday until weather cools. I buy it on EBay 6 months supply for extra large dogs and it does all my animals through to the autumn
  8. by   nyrn5125
    frontline for my dog and never has fleas on him. when my cat was alive he used revolution and advantage
  9. by   mibellami
    k9 advantix, frontline. never buy store brand stuff its poisonous to pets
  10. by   sheri723
    We have used Advantix (now called Advantix II) for 8 yrs on our german shepherd Max. I have never found a flea on him. He is an inside dog, and goes to the park alot. I have found a couple of ticks on him after a park trip though. I noticed that he didnt seem like he felt good after giving him is heartworm pill and advantix on the same day, so now I give them a week apart. It is an insecticide. I have also heard that the cheap stuff they sell at walmart can kill your pet. The cheapest place I have found it is on the drs foster & smith website. Much cheaper than going to the pet store to buy it.
  11. by   coconuts
    We use frontline for our dogs. This we found works best. I wouldn't even bother with the cheap stuff cause it doesn't work. If you live in a tick infested area, you should get them their lyme shots too. Luckily we did this for our dogs shortly after we moved to the N. East, cause not long ago we heard my hubby's cousin's dog got lyme. Terrible....
  12. by   sissiesmama
    Quote from Davey Do
    I once wore a tick collar on my wrist next to my watch. After that, my watch would only go "Tock tock tock..."


    Anne, RNC

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