• GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

  • WE CREATE LONG TERM, MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS IN HERE ... PLEASE JOIN US.

    You know what we all love...

    RECEIVE THE GIFTS MEMBERS SHARE WITH YOU HERE...THEN...CREATE SOMETHING TO ENCHANT OTHERS THAT YOU WANT TO SHARE
    When you enchant people, you fill them with delight and yourself in return. Have Fun!!!

Sign in to follow this  
ClownColor

Tick meds

Recommended Posts

ClownColor

Seems like the last 3 year my dog had gotten lyme disease even though we get the shot from the vet and used frontline. 2 years they caught it early but one year it really affected her joints and possible other things.

We made the switch to k9 advantixII last year. And had no Lyme disease. Now before anyone thinks I'm plugging one over the other (well maybe) I also had FAR FAR less hunting days last year then most so by no means am I convinced other then I know neither are perfect or bullet proof.

Just wondering what others think about K9 advantixII. I know frontline is kind of "the" brand out there, just wondering if someone is stealing the thrown from them.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Clown color:

Your dog can still get lymes disease even with the vaccinations. And of course the other tick borne illnesses. Watching for any signs and early treatment is always the best course (you know that now I bet!)

Our retriever club has had discussion about what works the best for products. There are some newer ones out there, the makers of Frontline have a new product called Certifect which is supposed to kill ticks much sooner.

That said, if you find a product that works better for you and your dog, stick with it. If your dog has a longer coat, you may want to shave the area(s) where you apply the product so it really gets into them and not just in their fur.

And check them after any trips into the bush, it seems most ticks migrate to the head and can be seen on top before they burrow to attach.

And don't forget to check yourself!!!!!!! Nasty [PoorWordUsage]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
401TE

I use K9 Advantix II on my Brittany and have her out in the woods a few times per week all year in an area that has a lot of ticks. Still occasionally find one on her crawling around but none that have bit in. I think it's a good product.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jmnhunter

i made the switch from frontline to k9 II this year and have been pleased with it thus far. the frontline was very disappointing, stillhad ticks that were biting and gorging before dying, the ticks that i have found this year have fallen off and have died right away; thought about their new certifect stuff, but i heard that it smells really bad and they still have to bite in order for the ticks to die, as the k9 has some repelency for the 1st defense

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fivebucks

Just don't use Advantix if you have cats that would rub up against the dogs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Brittany

Hey all,

Long-time lurker/first-time poster here. I finally decided to register and comment on this thread because I wanted to share a related experience I had just last night...

Let me start off by saying that I do not believe there is one single tick-medication product that will work on every dog (or every flea, tick, or mosquito for that matter) every time. A dog's body chemistry can cause differing results when it comes to the potency of any given product, and some ticks/fleas may be more or less susceptible to whichever poison you choose. I am a firm believer in the concept that you get what you pay for. That being said, I am also extremely frugal, so I'll try the generic 'equivalent' before I'll turn to the name-brand stuff.

On to my story... Last spring/summer I got a new puppy (a lab/golden) and, being a new "mom", I wanted to make sure I took every precaution to keep her protected from all the nasty bugs out there. My boyfriend uses BioSpot [a Frontline knock-off that's about 1/5 the price] on his dog (also a lab/golden) and absolutely swears by it, so I gave it a try on my new puppy. I was quite disappointed to find embedded deer ticks in my puppy's hide pretty much all summer long. Plus every time I used it, it left a large greasy spot on her fur at the application site above her shoulder blades that lasted several days. I was convinced the stuff was garbage.

Fast forward to this spring: We still had a couple applications of this BioSpot stuff left, and seeing that the ticks were out early, I figured I'd use up what I had left and pick something different next time they're due. This time, however, I read the directions on the box: Apply half of the container at the shoulder blades and the other half where the tail meets the spine; Brush your dog thoroughly 12-24 after application. OK, I'll do that... What a difference!! The stuff actually works now -- we found a pile of dead ticks on our dogs last night. They've been falling off all over the house (gross) but they're dead, and I, for one, am relieved to find that I won't have to go out and spend $50 for 3 months of peace of mind.

Moral of the story: READ THE DIRECTIONS! AND FOLLOW THEM!! It's my guess that most product 'failure' is due to operator error, not necessarily a bad product. You may, however, still have to shop around and try different chemical formulas to find what best suits your dog.

Good luck with the search!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
reinhard1

Thank you for posting and Welcome to HSO. very good post. good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Jmnhunter

hey 5 bucks, that was my biggest concern as my wife has a cat, but after talking to k9, they told me to make sure the medication dries first before having the dog near the cat, and after, you can clean the area on the fur where the k9 was applied. we havnt had any issues, but the cat only grooms his snot every once in awhile, along with some wrestling.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fivebucks

I also heard that once it dries it is fine for cats. Problem is our one cat is always rubbing all over the dog and the dog comes inside when we get home from work. I know if something happened to her cats I would have alot more time to fish and hunt - I just wouldn't be able to afford it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
fetch

k9 advantix gave my lab siezures... originally had frontline and switched cause of price... switched back to frontline no issues!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  



  • Your Responses - Share & Have Fun :)

    • ANYFISH2
      Good Morning everyone, The family and myself will be in Mankato July 27-29 for the MSF baseball tournament(U11).  It appears we may have down time Sat. Was wondering if  anyone could point me in the right direction to a shorefishing area I could take the family?   First time to Mankato, so no real idea where to look. Thank you.
    • DonkeyHodey
      I hadn't hit the river in >1 month, but last night went Fishing below the SCSU dam in St. Cloud last evening and the river conditions are really quite good for July.  Water height is at a good level and the past week of dryness has improved water clarity. (...that may change today with possible rain all day in forecast) Probably the hottest bite I've ever had in the river--Pretty much everything was biting on nightcrawlers!  (there were 10 different species pulled out in <2 hours!)  Fun Evening!
    • gimruis
      I assume you mean the 110 size one.  I have all three, the 90, 110, and 130 in different colors.  I have never had great luck using them however.  They are a well made lure and they have good plopping action, I just can't get very many bites on them.
    • gimruis
      It came down pretty quick the past couple days after they got like 8 inches of rain at the headwaters last week.
    • jigginjim
      Or catching Muskrats with Bullheads in the winter.
    • jigginjim
      I purchased The newer smaller size Whopper Plopper, what a kool surface plug.  I can give it to most any client fishing and they can catch great fish. I had  a family of four on a guide trip, (Dad, Mom,  son10 and daughter 6 yrs old.) What a blast, was going to be dad and the kids, I told mom to come with to enjoy time . We spent an hour plus catching many sunfish and rockbass, the kids having a great time cranking fish from 16 feet of water.  I said "Lets look for bigger fish."  A quick bit of instruction with mom on how to set the hook, She began catching Bass after Bass, (I had only used the lure myself once for 10 minutes and caught 3 bass.) The Mrs, caught her personal best bass, of 19 inches.  Going out to get several more, for as sure as Gods make apples and bees, I know this bait sooner or later going trigger either a large pike or musky if on the of those lakes.  They may cost a bit more, but I my conservative approach to buying lures.  Money well spent.  I got the loon.
    • Borch
      Someone willn have space.  I think I will have space Saturday. 
    • jigginjim
      Clearwater does not get the tubers, wake surfers or skiers traffic that Sylvia gets.  
    • monstermoose78
      I am in what time do need to show up ? But some would need to let a moose in a boat.
    • bucketmouth64
      Price reduced $4900, obo.