By the way wing0112, you cannot use Frontline & then simply put on a flea & tick collar immediately after that. That would literally KILL the dog!!! It's too strong. And anyway, I wouldn't even waste my money on gimmicks(like the collar) that are hardly effective & unsafe.
Do you know that many of these flea & tick control products have a dangerous ingredient in them that is also found in pesticides used in common household products? The ingredient is called pyrethrins or pyrethroids. Look it up. This ingredient has made MANY dogs & cats seriously ill for the past few years & some have even dropped dead from it. Frontline does NOT have this ingredient in their products so it's *safer* but I still wouldn't simply apply it onto my dogs unnecessarily UNLESS they are really infested in those blood sucking vermins. I wouldn't panic if there's only one or two or even four ticks on them.
It's actually the ENTIRE HOUSE that needs to be fumigated to break the cycle. They're everywhere INSIDE the house. They're hiding & breeding in dark places. No point you just protect your dog with these products because the fleas & ticks will STILL jump on them or if they're desperate enough, they will feast on the HUMAN BEINGS that are living in there.
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(This post was edited by GoldenAddict on Dec 27, 2009, 10:52 PM)
u can use bayticol a tick bath to bathe yr dog. mix wit a bit of water n spray whole garden n dog sleeping place. after 2 days use da frontline da type dat drips into to dog skin. not spray type. then buy a kind of lemongrass concentrate available in supermarket. mix wit water n spray daily around dog sleeping place. i used this method once. n never had tick problem eversince. i maintain wit da lemongrass spray twice a week n also frontline once in 2 months
NONE WHATSOEVER I have been fighting this problem for over 55++ years. You name it I have tried it. The best you can do is to have it under control. And the only danger to your dog is hopefully it won't get bitten by one that carries the tick fever parasite.
Any Professors here who claimed to have eliminated tick problems completely you are cordially invited to solve it for me. I shall pay you RM 10,000.00 when the job is successfully excuted.
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(This post was edited by Knotidoc on Jan 24, 2010, 3:55 AM)