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Unhappy Frontline and still there is TICKS!!!!

Well I put front line on turbo last Wednesday and today I looked and he had 2 ticks on him. What else can I use to help prevent ticks? I'm all ear's anything would HELP
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I had a problem with frontline as well. Not ticks but fleas. So i switched to advantage. I dont think it does ticks though. But hasnt had a flea since.
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I just checked and advantage is only for fleas, so im not much help, but im sure someone with more experience will chime in on this one.
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I put Frontline on my cat and the next week he had a flea. UGH!
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Advantix (From Bayer, makers of advantage) does fleas, ticks, repels mosquitos and biting flies. Unlike frontline, you have to spread it along the back in several places. Some skin reactions have been reported when it is applied all in one spot.

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whats funny is i hear how successful frontline is all the time!
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I've never had a problem with frontline as far as fleas go. However, I start applying it in april or may and continue until Oct. at least. I vacuum every day...mostly because I have 4 cats and 3 dogs LOL.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe with frontline the tick has to bite the dog/cat to die (?)

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I've never had a problem with frontline as far as fleas go. However, I start applying it in april or may and continue until Oct. at least. I vacuum every day...mostly because I have 4 cats and 3 dogs LOL.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe with frontline the tick has to bite the dog/cat to die (?)
Could be, but like i said in an earlier post after applying frontline to duncan he still had fleas a week later. Also the OP applied it and still had ticks and if they hadnt bitten him already then????
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THe problem with Frontline and the way it works, or any topical tick prevention, is that it doesn't keep the tick from biting the dog, it just kills it once its bitten. As the vet at work has explained to me, it takes about 10 hours to kill the tick, and only 4 for the tick to give your dog a disease...

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THe problem with Frontline and the way it works, or any topical tick prevention, is that it doesn't keep the tick from biting the dog, it just kills it once its bitten. As the vet at work has explained to me, it takes about 10 hours to kill the tick, and only 4 for the tick to give your dog a disease..

nothing replaces a daily tick check!

I asked the same thing of my vet and the response was the same. I now do daily checks of Jager and actually starting taking his posts down a little more often because I found one under the post trying to make a home on the inside of his ear....UG! I would recommend checking those too.
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I dont know how true this is but i seem to remember reading somewere that the pesky critters are becoming immune to the frontline formula. i dunno just thought i throw that out there for somthing to chew on.
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Could be, but like i said in an earlier post after applying frontline to duncan he still had fleas a week later. Also the OP applied it and still had ticks and if they hadnt bitten him already then????
For anyone using frontline, if your dog is on a weight borderline, move up to the next size frontline. This is perfectly safe. Also make sure you part the hair, apply to the SKIN (very important) and squeeze out the entire tube. If fleas keep jumping on the dog, this means they are in the house also and you must treat the house and every cat or dog on the premises. Fleas are only on the dog or cat 20% of the time. Also be careful of all the new online pet sale companies popping up. Some have been found to have counterfeit product from Mexico.

The above is from a merial representative, the makers of Frontline. We have to sit through these boring seminars at work year after year but hey...it's free lunch LOL

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For anyone using frontline, if your dog is on a weight borderline, move up to the next size frontline. This is perfectly safe. Also make sure you part the hair, apply to the SKIN (very important) and squeeze out the entire tube. If fleas keep jumping on the dog, this means they are in the house also and you must treat the house and every cat or dog on the premises. Fleas are only on the dog or cat 20% of the time. Also be careful of all the new online pet sale companies popping up. Some have been found to have counterfeit product from Mexico.

The above is from a merial representative, the makers of Frontline. We have to sit through these boring seminars at work year after year but hey...it's free lunch LOL
my vet told me the same thing, but since we gave advantage a try i havent found one flea on him. Or in the house. So for now i will stick with advantage. I think florida is just horribly infested with fleas anyway! By the way free lunch is the best lunch!
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We use Advantix, it works great on our dogs, protects against fleas, ticks AND mosquitoes! We live out in the country and we hardly ever find a flea or tick on our dogs.
Here's a link- Bayer K9 Advantix flea, tick and mosquito control for good pet health

We tried frontline for our dogs one time and it sucked, never again will we buy that stuff.


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wish i wouldve found this thread before i spent almost a 100 bucks on two boxes. gheese that stuff is expensive. they even had it locked in a cabinet behind the counter.
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We use Advantix, it works great on our dogs, protects against fleas, ticks AND mosquitoes! We live out in the country and we hardly ever find a flea or tick on our dogs.
Here's a link- Bayer K9 Advantix flea, tick and mosquito control for good pet health

We tried frontline for our dogs one time and it sucked, never again will we buy that stuff.
Advantix is all I will use for Lizz.
She's allergic to fleas and gets very irritated by mosquitoes, she is so much better with the Advantix.

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Remeber if they are in the house and on the dog they are in the yard also. A friend works for a pest control place and was telling me that you have to treat them like you would a war zone. Spray the yard gooood everywere. If your pup lays in a special spot they are probably there. One spraying will not help it only gets the live ones. you need to do it every couple days inside and out. If you take yours out for walks try to keep them out of high grasses and wooded areas ticks love that stuff. Also they will get into places you never thought of , I had a nest of them in a tree that my Dalmation layed under all day. My mother in law had them living behind wood panels in her liveing room were there dog slept. You have to keep at it !!!! I just say two of the biggest ticks i have ever seen last night but it was to late to spray so i have to really spray tonight. I have a front and back yard fenced so i will keep mine in the front for a week or so while i spray the back then i will switch. Its like anything the harder you work at it the better it will get. I have heard ( dont know if its true ) that some tick spread deseases can show up years later. My vet and trainer said to use advantix thats the best. OH also a pest control place does have better cheimcals but i have found 7 dust liquid that you put in a 2 gal sprayer works good Its like 15 dollars for 10000 sq feet and a sprayer is cheap like 20 dollars. They make stuff for indoors that doesnt smell at all I forget the name but home depot has it.

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well I have to say....I use revolution on my dog and have not found one tick or flea on him! however....I have plucked off 5 or so ticks from myself and my kids lol! I know reovolution is only good one one kind of tick! I guess that must be the kind we have since we have had wonderful results useing it.

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I'm not big on putting pesticides on my animals so last year i used Natures Guardian, it worked all four of my dogs were flea free for the whole summer but it had a very strong smell and irritated the hair on Beetles bacc. This year i have been using Ark Naturals Neem shampoo and Spray and so far so good. I save alot of money and feel better about not putting pesticides and chemicals on my crew.
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well I have to say....I use revolution on my dog and have not found one tick or flea on him! however....I have plucked off 5 or so ticks from myself and my kids lol! I know reovolution is only good one one kind of tick! I guess that must be the kind we have since we have had wonderful results useing it.

OFF, makes a tick spray for humans. I use it when Jager and I go for walks in the woods...works well, now it stinks...but works well.
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wish i wouldve found this thread before i spent almost a 100 bucks on two boxes. gheese that stuff is expensive. they even had it locked in a cabinet behind the counter.
Don't worry...it does work for a lot of people. However, I would think most places would let you exchange it?

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