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gagesbarb
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oral flea and tick preventative

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Do any of you use any of the oral flea and tick preventatives? We use front line plus and it has always worked ok...given our dogs' weights, they have been at the top end of the dosage range, and that makes me feel a little better about putting that stuff on them...I don't like to do it, but I dislike fleas and ticks more and we do a fair amount of hiking...but given JJ's weight, we had to go to the next dosage level up...he has lost weight (yeah) and so is now at the lower end of the range...this last time, his fur stayed oily for several days and some fur fell out :( so, I am toying with not putting the whole dose on him next time, or using the lower level dosage...I also wonder about the oral kind...nexguard has smaller ranges in the dosage levels, so more tailored to the dogs weight...thoughts? (I will talk with my vet, but I also value the experiences of people here :D)

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Re: oral flea and tick preventative

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One good thing about the high desert...we don't have fleas or ticks in our area! So no help from me.

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We use topical so no help from me either.
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Re: oral flea and tick preventative

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We've been using Nexgard for about a year now for our Brittany and Beagle mix. No problems that I have seen (and the dogs like the "treat"). I think it is a bit more expensive though.

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Re: oral flea and tick preventative

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thanks for the info...I value "real" people's experience!

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Re: oral flea and tick preventative

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It all depends on where do you live and on your pet's weight, so the vet's opinion is necessary here for sure.
You're right that it's expensive stuff, even pestcontrolhacks admits it. I've been giving Nexguard for 6 months on one of my dogs (German shepherd) and can tell the same. Apparently, it worked fine, I started using it after some heavy flea infestation and you surely don't want such thing to happen again. But, as I said before, I stopped because of money and my doggo has only Seresto collar now.
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