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flea and tick control

March 24th, 2008, 12:40 PM
This will be my first full spring/summer with my pup, or I guess dog now.
I am wondering if any of you have any opinions on best ways to control fleas and especially ticks.
Last year, I used revolution to put on her skin. Does anyone have opinions on these sorts of things? Does it work well?

March 24th, 2008, 01:55 PM
Revolution works well but my dog has allergic reaction to it. He is now on Sentinel (taken internally) and only on a full stomach. I think Revolution would kill fleas on contact and protect against a couple parasites more than the Sentinel. Cost wise they are pretty much the same.

March 24th, 2008, 03:09 PM
i use sentinel, and we haven't had any problems yet (knock on wood), and in the colder winter months we use intercept ( protects against worms and things like that, just not the fleas and ticks, which aren't a problem around here in the winter) plus intercept is half the cost of sentinel, but can only be used in the winter.

Dr Lee
March 25th, 2008, 12:18 PM
There is also a podcast on this site about flea and tick meds. :)

March 25th, 2008, 03:30 PM
Thanks for your replies.

I'll look into the other thread too !!

August 21st, 2009, 09:57 AM
My dog is in need of Revolution Flea and Tick, and once again the vet won't give it to me until he has a check up.
Don't mind taking him in, but I do mind the $$$$$ bill I get when we leave !!!!

August 21st, 2009, 11:36 AM
If you want to try something natural, neem oil is a natural pesticide/fungicide that is reported to repel fleas and ticks, and also clears up ringworm and mange mites. You can get it in hydroponic/hoticulture stores, they use it for keeping bugs off exotic plants. You dilute it with grapeseed oil for spot treatments, or mix it in shampoo for full coverage. It smells a little like roasted garlic and sesame oil, not too bad. Phoebe had a spot of mange or rignworm on her face and it cleared it up in a few weeks, and it is supposed to be just as effective on fleas and ticks, obviously not as effective as the Vet prescribed chemicals, but neem oil is also safe and natural. Not to be used around pregnant women though, that is one danger of neem oil.
Just another option...