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anti-tick and flea prevention medication

Post by ralbucks » Thu Mar 10, 2016 5:24 pm

Hello everyone,

:geek: My puppy has been on Trifexis since we got him. He tolerates it well, no vomiting or anything else. Florida is full right now of little bugs crawling around in the grass because it is so warm. Does anyone know or have experience with tick and flea prevention medication that is actually cheaper and better than Trifexis? Maybe even work better for Dutch Shepherds? I spend 26 dollars every month for his Trifexis pill, not to mention the doctor's visit to get the prescription. Everybody who is a doctor says give him Trifexis. So what anti-flea medication over the counter should I give him that does not cause allergies. As I said, there plenty of little critters out there, even if I don't go with him hiking or in the woods. And what about heartworm prevention, anything else apart from Trifexis works? If I didn't see a previous post about this topic please let me know.Thanks.

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Re: anti-tick and flea prevention medication

Post by Dutchringgirl » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:55 pm

I do not use chemical flea and tick. i use Food grade DE and an all natural spray.
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Re: anti-tick and flea prevention medication

Post by ralbucks » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:03 pm

:D thank you. Yes, I see a lot of people using DE. I will buy some. What is the natural spray you are using?

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Post by Dutchringgirl » Thu Mar 10, 2016 10:59 pm

I make my own, search the web, there are tons of recipes for flea and tick spray. I cant think of it off hand. I have some left over from last year that I had purchased. There are some natural oils that you may not want to use on the dogs.
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Re: anti-tick and flea prevention medication

Post by ralbucks » Thu Mar 10, 2016 11:31 pm

Great!

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Post by k9lexi » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:20 am

I use Pet Armor from Walmart . Think it is supposed to be like Frontline but cheaper. Cheaper isn't always better I bought cheapest available one time (mistake 1) and put down my dogs back instead of between shoulder blades. Couple hours later I went to feed her, she wouldn't eat and was twitching rushed her to the vet. She had liked her back and was having a reaction . They got it under control but I don't buy the cheap stuff. I'd agreed that natural would be better

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Re: anti-tick and flea prevention medication

Post by ralbucks » Sat Mar 12, 2016 12:26 am

@k9lexi, thank you. My puppy got an allergic reaction after putting an "in between the shoulders" over the counter anti-flea preventive. Not as serious as what you described with your dog, but very itchy for my puppy. So I will be trying DE and apple cider vinegar with essential oils.

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Re: anti-tick and flea prevention medication

Post by k9lexi » Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:44 am

What is DE?

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Re: anti-tick and flea prevention medication

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sat Mar 12, 2016 3:50 pm

Diatematouse Earth. I use it in my garden and food grade can be fed.
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Re: anti-tick and flea prevention medication

Post by k9lexi » Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:37 pm

Interesting I never heard of it before. When I run out of Pet Armor I'll have to try it. Guess it would work on my horses too thanks

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Re: anti-tick and flea prevention medication

Post by Dutchringgirl » Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:45 am

The De isnt to put on the animal. You can feed it and sprinkle it around plants and yard to kill unwanted bugs and ticks.

Check this site out for recipes for natural dog spray

http://www.thehippyhomemaker.com/diy-na ... ick-spray/
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Re: anti-tick and flea prevention medication

Post by Owned-By-Hendrix » Sun Mar 13, 2016 9:35 pm

I use heart guard and Frontline because we get horrible mosquitos 2/3 out of the year. I only use it during times when mosquitos and ticks are very high. Seems to work awesome but I will say your preventatives depends on your areas. I know up in MI certain parts have bug populations immune to frontline, certain places in FL and I think LA too. Some areas are too bug heavy for natural preventatives (though I do love them they don't work for summer here) to work, so keep that in mind. I try to hit them on all sides just to cover my bases. There is a flea and tick preventative you can give once every three months I believe... Bravecto I think it's called. Also heard good results from Nexgard. I haven't used these products though.
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Re: anti-tick and flea prevention medication

Post by Dutchringgirl » Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:24 pm

IvettePeppers wrote:Fleas can easily infest pets that go outdoors, but they can also enter pet free buildings. For successful flea control, the home, the pet and often, the yard must be treated. You can call professional exterminator from Redding CT, Greenwich CT or other parts of Connecticut. Additionally give pets monthly flea and tick treatments and take them to the vet at least once a year to make sure they haven’t been infested.

why use chemicals when natural meathods are great.

Also................. do you have a DS ????
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