I have a question....

United States
February 1, 2007 12:45am CST
Does anyone know of a really good flea guard for cats and dogs?
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• United States
2 Feb 07
Hi there... consider either Frontline, Advantage or Revolution. All are great spot-on treatments and each tube last for one month. Please note that the canine formula is different from the feline formulas so they should never be used in exchanged for one another or it could be life-threatening. Puppies over the age 8 weeks can use these spot-on treatments. Source: 27 year friendship with a veterinarian
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• United States
2 Feb 07
Thank you for the info. I live in a tropical zone...and the puppy is constanting scratching...poor little guy.
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• United States
3 Feb 07
All the spot ons are applied every 30 days. Frontline Plus, Advantage and Revolution are all great, but some can work better for pets better than others it truly depends on the infestation problem and how well they respond to the treatments. I've used all three and have found that Advantage and Revolution worked best for my cats. I've heard some people who said one didn't work better than the other so it truly depends on how well the infestations problems will respond to any so you have to experiment to see which works best.
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• United States
3 Feb 07
Thank you Seattle2007...you have been very helpful...I appreciate your help! :)
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• United States
2 Feb 07
I have used Advantage and it did not work on our 4 dogs at all. Then I switched to Frontline Plus and I will never go back. It really works wonders and is very easy to apply. It will work on fleas and ticks both.
• United States
2 Feb 07
I'm sorry, I meant to say I have use Revolution and thats the one that didn't work! :)
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• United States
2 Feb 07
how often can you apply it? I live in a tropical area & there are fleas year round...
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• United States
3 Feb 07
you apply it once a month. It is very easy and you can use it year round.
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• United States
3 Feb 07
I always liked Advantage better than Frontline, but if your animal is frequently bathed, you should use Frontline just because it is much more waterproof. I use Advantage myself on my cat and my dog.
• United States
3 Feb 07
Well then I guess Frontline should be the one I should try first...thanks for the info :)
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• China
2 Feb 07
I don't kown
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• United States
2 Feb 07
I didn't either...but I'm finding great information on the subject. People here at mylot are so nice & helpful...I appreciate all the good feedback I'm getting!
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• Pakistan
2 Feb 07
hmm this topic seems more interesting
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• United States
2 Feb 07
Well I have to admit I am learning! :)
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• United States
2 Feb 07
I use Frontline Plus on my dog (the cat is strictly indoor) and we haven't had a problem with fleas since he has been on it. We apply it once a month all year long. It is pricier than what you get at the pet store, but it totally works. I'm not sure how young a dog you can use it on, though. It is sold only by vets, so you can make sure when you visit them. Also, fleas carry certain parasites like worms, so you should have your dog tested for those by the vet, too. Good luck.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
Well everyone seems to agree on Frontline Plus...it must be at least worth trying...my poor puppy is scratching all the time.And yes your right about having the puppy checked for parasites...they can become a big problem.
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• United States
1 Feb 07
Frontline Plus is very good. I use that for my dog. Absolutely no problems!
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• United States
1 Feb 07
I have a 5 month old puppy is that to young to use it on? How long does it last?
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@Lydia1901 (16354)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Sorry I can't help you there. Our cat stays inside alot and never got fleas before. So, I don't really know of anything good that helps with that.
• United States
20 Mar 07
I have a question....I posted this discussion for help with this matter....if you knew you didn't have any answer then why did you respond to my discussion? I am seriously looking for answers on this.