View Poll Results: What do you use?

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  • Frontline TopSpot/Plus

    12 42.86%
  • Advantage/K9 Advantix

    6 21.43%
  • Flea Pill (Comfortis, Program, Sentinel, Capstar)

    4 14.29%
  • Revolution

    4 14.29%
  • Natural Flea Prevention (Diat. Earth, Garlic, etc.)

    1 3.57%
  • Other (Please specify)

    8 28.57%
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Thread: What method of flea control/prevention do you use?

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  1. #1
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    What method of flea control/prevention do you use?

    I'm just wondering what everyone uses. I've been thinking about trying out food grade diatomaceous earth, or trying another brand of flea medicine.

    We've been using Frontline, but it's expensive, and now the cheap brand called "PetArmor" is apparently going to be discontinued and has been causing a lot of pets some issues.

    So, what do you use?
    ♥Bri [HUMAN]♥
    ♥Lily [POMERANIAN], Brennan [APBT], Bailey [APBT/HOUND MIX]♥
    ♥Tallulah[CALICO], Domino [TUXIE]♥
    ♥Peach [RAT], Pepper [RAT], Phoebe [RAT], and PipSqueak [RAT]
    ♥Salvatore [BETTA]♥


    “Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be,
    because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.”


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    Roxy Lily Brennan
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  2. #2
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    Dogs get Frontline Plus, and garlic in their meal.

    Cats are on Revolution.

    Been 15 years for the cats, 5 for the dogs, no issues.

  3. #3
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    I've used Advantage or Advantix on the Fuzzbuttz for the past several years. However, this year I used nothing and neither one of them had a single flea. Go figure. But I'm not complaining, since it is rather expensive - even buying it on line from Australia.

    Years ago when I had my 3 Lhasas, I only used garlic powder in their food, and that worked for them.
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    Ellie - Mom to the Fuzzbuttz

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    The clock of life is wound but once and no man has the power
    To know just when the hands will stop - on what day, or what hour.
    Now is the only time you have, so live it with a will -
    Don't wait until tomorrow - the hands may then be still.
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  4. #4
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    I use Revolution on the cats - not just for the flea protection though. It works against heartworm, and a bunch of other parasites. Four of our cats go outside and the Revolution protects them. As for the indoor cats - our Vet pointed out to me that in North Carolina a study showed that 25% of indoor cats were infected with heartworm. Mosquitoes can get inside and bite.

  5. #5
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    Nothing, there's not a problem with fleas in Utah. I'm a groomer and I've seen maybe 10-15 dogs with fleas in over 9 years of grooming....the vast majority being dogs that came from out of state or were around an animal from out of state. That's one reason I don't think I could live anywhere else (and definitely not be a groomer anywhere else I couldn't handle all the fleas and ticks ew).

  6. #6
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    Frontline or advantix and only when needed. The only time my cats get fleas are at the vets.
    Anne
    Meowmie to Lucy Lou and Barney, and Aunt to Timmy (RIP)

    Former kitties now in foster care: Nellie aka Eleanor van Fluffytail (at a Cat Cafe), Lady Jane Grey, Bob the Bobtail, and Callie. Kimi has been adopted into another family that understands Siamese. HRH Oliver Woodrow von Katz is in a Sanctuary.

    I'm Homeless, but with resources, and learning to live again.


    RIP Timmy (nephew kitty) May 17, 2018, Mr. Spunky (May 10, 2017), Samwise (Dec 2, 2014), Emily (Oct 8, 2013), Rose (Sept 24, 2001), Maggie (Fall 2003)

  7. #7
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    Advantage. I also use Raid for carpets sometimes, and other times I use a home remedy of soap, cedar essential oil as a carpet spray.
    Anne
    Meowmie to Lucy Lou and Barney, and Aunt to Timmy (RIP)

    Former kitties now in foster care: Nellie aka Eleanor van Fluffytail (at a Cat Cafe), Lady Jane Grey, Bob the Bobtail, and Callie. Kimi has been adopted into another family that understands Siamese. HRH Oliver Woodrow von Katz is in a Sanctuary.

    I'm Homeless, but with resources, and learning to live again.


    RIP Timmy (nephew kitty) May 17, 2018, Mr. Spunky (May 10, 2017), Samwise (Dec 2, 2014), Emily (Oct 8, 2013), Rose (Sept 24, 2001), Maggie (Fall 2003)

  8. #8
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    I think we might try out Advantage for the cats now as it is slightly cheaper than Frontline and there isn't a high chance of them getting ticks since they are indoor only...

    Might try out the Advantage on the dogs too, but I'm not sure if I want to risk the possibility of not killing ticks, though I don't think they are going to be a problem unless I take them in the woods or something, which I doubt I will do.

    I'm also very jealous of all of you that don't have major flea problems where you live . They are awful here, even in the winter time.
    ♥Bri [HUMAN]♥
    ♥Lily [POMERANIAN], Brennan [APBT], Bailey [APBT/HOUND MIX]♥
    ♥Tallulah[CALICO], Domino [TUXIE]♥
    ♥Peach [RAT], Pepper [RAT], Phoebe [RAT], and PipSqueak [RAT]
    ♥Salvatore [BETTA]♥


    “Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be,
    because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you want to do.”


    In Loving Memory <3
    Roxy Lily Brennan
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