Has anyone tried this?
Has anyone tried this?
I have never heard of this one. I have never had any luck with collars, but this may be different.
sorry I couldn't help.
I use Comfortis.....cheap enough from the vets office.. works well for dogs and cats.
We try to not put anything on our pets; however in the height of flea/tick season, we often have to resort to either topical drops or a heartworm/flea combo pill.
For household treatment, I prefer to use an "Insect Growth Regulartor (IGR)" product. see my post here: http://handicappedpet.net/helppets/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=17859
Here is an snippet of that post:
"... I prefer: "Precor IGR Insect Growth Regulator 1 oz bottle". It is a concentrate which you use plain water to dilute. I do not like the pre-made sprays (which smell awful). I prefer to mail order the concentrate, rather than put up with smell of the other. Also more economical! You can also get a 16oz container, which usually runs less than $60. The 1 oz bottle is usually under $10, and is often available bundled with a "professional" pump sprayer with wand for a little more.
This message was edited Apr 1, 2015 9:13 AM
I have never heard of that name or product before either. I use the advantage drops for my pups. Used to get them at the vets, now I buy for cheaper on ebay.
I have heard many owners say... garlic, sprinkled on food - given as pills but truely don't know how well this works.Then again, I have heard if YOU take the garlic pills or eat enough garlic it will keep the skeeters off you.
We used to use a garlic-flavored "anti-flea" remedy for our dog when I was a kid. I do not remember it working worth a hoot, as I was the one who had to wash the dog in flea shampoo regularly. I remember thinking, oh good, natural rather than chemicals.
Last year when we switched vets, they asked me to bring along list of products fed/used on my dogs. I'm glad I did, as I was surprised to learn that one of the new bottles of yeast tablets contained garlic. I had not even noticed the small "with garlic" on the new bottle. After a little research, I decided to throw away that barely-used bottle -- something I almost never do!
Below is snippet from
"Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs
Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate
Common signs to watch for:
Elevated heart rate and respiratory rate
If I understand the info correctly, the toxicity is not necessarily from a single large dosing, but builds up over time, and is worse for smaller animals & cats than for dogs.
Seresto is a product I have not used before, but familiar with the ingredients- Flumenthin which is just an insect growth regulator… super safe and keeps fleas from being able to make more fleas, and Imidacloprid, which is basically Advantage. Both very safe products for both cats and dogs.