Less harmful flea & tick preventative?

Elrohwen

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So Nexguard or Preventic? Is Preventic have a milder chemical load because it is not ingested? I thought ticks had to be attached for 24hrs before disease was transmitted. True/False?

My main concerns are not wishing to bring fleas into my home and preventing Lyme's transmission.
My dog was on Preventic+Revolution and got tons of ticks and contracted Lyme (he was also on the vaccine). I wouldn't recommend this combo for where you live. I'm sure it works fine in other areas without such a high risk of Lyme.

What about Vectra3D? Is it just the topical application part that you don't like? I think it would be worth trying for one month just to see if it effects your dog. It works really really well for me in tick country.
 
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My dog was on Preventic+Revolution and got tons of ticks and contracted Lyme (he was also on the vaccine). I wouldn't recommend this combo for where you live. I'm sure it works fine in other areas without such a high risk of Lyme.

What about Vectra3D? Is it just the topical application part that you don't like? I think it would be worth trying for one month just to see if it effects your dog. It works really really well for me in tick country.
Yikes I don't want that! I'm scared of topicals because of how my dogs reacted to Frontline then K9Advantix II. They acted like it physically bothered them.
 
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Yikes I don't want that! I'm scared of topicals because of how my dogs reacted to Frontline then K9Advantix II. They acted like it physically bothered them.
Try it with water?

Its possible they don't like the wetness, not the product. A lot of dogs aren't going to like the sensation of being restrained and having something wet put on them.
 

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Try it with water?

Its possible they don't like the wetness, not the product. A lot of dogs aren't going to like the sensation of being restrained and having something wet put on them.
Yeah, mine don't like the wet feeling, but it doesn't have anything to do with the chemicals. They would act the same if put water on them.
 
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