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Old 07-04-2005, 09:52 PM
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Default Tick got my dog! He is on Frontline! Why?

I found a tick on my Chihuahua. He is on Frontline. When I picked the tick off him the tick was still alive. Isn't Frontline supposed to kill them or keep them away?
It is the second time it happened. My other Chihuhua got a tick last summer while on Frontline as well.
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Old 07-04-2005, 10:36 PM
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I don't really like Frontline. My boss likes to swear by it, but I haven't really seen anything good come of it. I say put them all on Revolution, Sentinel, or Interceptor and problem solved. I love all of these products. Some people I am sure will feel differently, but I personally like them. Revolution especially. It is what my little ones are on(Roxy Mae and Oreo.)
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Old 07-04-2005, 10:48 PM
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My other Chihuahua Xena was on Revolution as a puppy, but then I switched her to Frontline because my vet said it was better and safer. I read some comparative study on all existing flea and tick medication and Frontline seemed to have the least side effects.
And they are both, Beasley and Xena, on Interseptor against heartworm, but it doesn't work for ticks and I'm in a tick saturated area. I thought they were protected on Frontline, but apparently they are not...
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Old 07-04-2005, 10:53 PM
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Have you tried Advantix?? There is also a tick collar you could use.
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Old 07-04-2005, 11:11 PM
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No, I haven't. But my friend in New Orleans did try Advantix or Advantage (I'm not sure which) for fleas and his Chihuahua was infested with them. It's just that I hear all this horrow stories about dogs having horrible reactionst to flea and tick meds and my dog never got a reaction to Frontline so I stuck with it. I jjust didn't want to risk anything else if this one was working. Well, apparently it's not working since it's a second time tick got one of my dogs while on Frontline... In all fairness, I must say, last summer when Xena got bit, she didn't get sick. This time, it just happened yesterday, so I don't know if we are out of the woods yet, but Beasley seems ok today. So, maybe it is working? No?
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Old 07-05-2005, 08:16 AM
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our dogs got ticked, we frontlined them, and they stayed put.
We ended up having to tick collar them which i really didnt like because sometimes when they play, buster grabs sophies collar, but it worked
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Old 07-05-2005, 10:30 PM
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I use frontline plus myself, works great. How it works is after the tick attaches it dies within 48 hours with the frontline, the tick you found probably just got attached. Frontline doesn't prevent ticks from attaching, they just kill off the ticks once they attach. We have tons and tons of ticks here in New Jersey, I picked off 14 from my munchkin once!! I also have him on lyme shots because of the ticks. Hoped this was helpful to you!
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Old 07-05-2005, 10:37 PM
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Flea and tick collars are a waste of money. I do K9 Advantix.
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Old 07-06-2005, 03:35 PM
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I've always used Frontline Plus and have had no problems.
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Old 07-08-2005, 03:51 PM
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W/ these product you can still get a tick or two on them but they should die w/in 24 hrs. They don't have to bite them to die but it could have just jumped on and not died yet.
I use the frontline spray and haven't had any problems. We are moving to a more wooded area so I guess we'll have to wait and see.
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