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Post  myerskt on Fri Aug 29, 2008 1:29 pm

Ok, I've been trying to research flea products, and have used advantage and frontine in the past, and saw no particular difference. Is there any definitive best product? Or is there resource that discusses the pros/cons of each brand?
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Post  silvaheyes on Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:19 pm

myerskt wrote:Ok, I've been trying to research flea products, and have used advantage and frontine in the past, and saw no particular difference. Is there any definitive best product? Or is there resource that discusses the pros/cons of each brand?

I honestly don't think there is any 'best' product. Every product has it's weak and strong points. Also, One product may not work well on your dog but may work wonders on another.. I suppose it's like dog food, It's about what works and is best for YOUR pet not the best overall.

As for pros/cons of each.. Here's a couple of sites I found: http://www1.epinions.com/review/Bayer_Advantage/content_70366367364 and http://www.marvistavet.com/html/body_oln_may_01.html
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Post  Riverdog on Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:29 pm

I do know that Frontline will still work after a pet has been bathed but Advantage has to be applied again. They advise not to bath your dog until it is close to the time to reapply Advantage. Frontline it doesn't matter. I live on a river and Doc is constantly wet. It doesn't take long for Advantage to have no effect on him. Frontline works the best for me but some people don't like the oil residue. I never have found it to be a problem.

When fleas are really bad I've also used a small amount of Avon Skin-So-Soft mixed with water in a spray bottle and combed it in the fur, then towel dry. You only need a very tiny amount in the bottom of the spay bottle then fill with water or your dogs fur will be oily! It really repels fleas! Works great on mosquitoes and ants too!

I also use a mild smell (not the real smelly ones) Bounce dryer sheet when my dog comes in out of the rain. No wet dog smell! Smile
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Post  mjsmittyjr on Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:50 pm

Dryer sheets works good to keep horseflys off you when you are working outside.
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Post  mjsmittyjr on Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:34 am

I just got off the phone with the makers of Frontline Plus, and the tech told me that I did not have to bath my dog prior to applying her monthly flea application, but if I did I would have to wait 24 to 48 hrs before applying frontline to make sure her skin was completely dry. I have a Rottweiler and they are not to be bathed to often as it eliminate needed skin oil and can cause her to have a dry skin irritation, so this is a positive for her. Excited
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