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Old 03-16-2009, 05:53 PM
Location: Northern NH
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Storm did go to the Vet and seems much better. According to my husband the vet said he has the flu and gave him pepcid and Rimadal. I know my husband poo poos the idea of Frontline not being such a great idea but I don't know and I do live also somewhere cold
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Old 03-16-2009, 06:59 PM
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Frontline (all topicals) must be applied correctly. Ask your vet/vet tech/front staff. Take off the collar, apply the topical on the upper back neck area (where they can not lick) by spreading the fur, use the entire tube. Then do something active with your dog, preferably where you don't need to put the collar on.....play with them in the yard, to get the medicine to absorb into the skin. Do not bathe them for 3 days before or after applying. I know this information has nothing to do with pesticides, etc... but just some information I found out from my vet. I've had my dogs on Frontline for 7 years (I don't use in Dec-Feb) and have never had a problem. I would contact the company, take pictures and send them.
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:04 PM
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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I agree that everyone needs to make their own decision. However, I've read enough negative news about Frontline to make me feel uncomfortable. You have no idea what the long term effects of the pesticide are.
I live in coastal ME and Lyme is a BIG problem here. Our local vets recommend Frontline over Advantage . I understand your aversion to it. We use it only seasonally, Apr-Oct. We hunt with our dog so that equals a LOT of hours outside, in the woods, close to wildlife. Unfortunately the preventative is a necessity. The chemical bonds to the dogs hair follicles, so after the initial application it is not noticeably on his coat. He's still as touchable as ever. We have used it for 10 years now on the dog and cat with no ill effects other than the icky scenario of the ticks dropping off in the house!
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Old 03-17-2009, 07:23 PM
Location: Miami
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Someone told me a few years ago that Frontline goes into the bloodstream of the dog. And that Advantage sits on the hairs. Now if that is true, I don't know, but I didn't stop using Frontline because of that and now use Advantix and haven't had any problems.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:29 PM
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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i used revolution on my cats years ago when it first came out .... with no ill effects.....

i have used frontline plus on my cats and my dog for coming on 5 years now and haven't seen one single problem that i can attribute to it..... other than the ticks actually having to BITE before they die..... eeeewwwww.....

i can't use advantix on bailey because of the cats in the house.... they are all close..... and advantix is supposedly toxic to kitties ........
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Old 06-18-2009, 05:17 PM
Location: "The Sunshine State"
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I use it for my dogs because I am here in flea alley in Florida! But I hate using it. It is a poison! What other choice is there living in a hot state like this? I tried other things only for them to get infested with fleas. I have an all natural spray I got online that was $$$ and it does nothing. At a loss here.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:32 PM
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I put Frontline Plus on my cat and we are fighting for her life now. A day after I put the dose on her I noticed her not moving and she had not eaten or drank anything. Her back legs are kind of dragging and she had a very unsteady gait. Needless to say, I took her right away to the vet and THERE IS NO ANTIDOTE for Frontline or the neurological side effects it can have. They have given her subcutaneous I.V.'s to keep her hydrated and in hopes to help flush the toxins from the Frontline out of her system. She's had 2 I.V.'s over the past 2 days and she's showing little to no improvement. She just lays there looking awful and there's NOTHING I can do to make her feel better. I have been heart sick knowing that she's so sick because of the flea medication I put on her. I can only wait and pray that she makes it through. Please think about this before you treat your beloved pet with this POSION. I will regret this forever.
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Old 08-10-2011, 04:00 PM
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Just wondering if anyone else has had a similar concern. I used front line on my 5 yr old pug/****zhu cross, his appetite decreased (very odd for him), 6 days later he began trembling and smacking his lips. Would not eat or drink water, his gums became pale as well as his tongue within 3 hrs. I personally think he was having focal seizures. As once subsided by late afternoon he was very tired. Vet told me didn' think there was any problems!!!! Speaking with friends sounds as if this a new concern - causes seizures!!!!
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:00 PM
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We have two dogs - a 4 year old Golden and a mixed breed puppy. Both are on Frontline and so far so good. No ticks, fleas or any type of negative reaction.

My dogs seem to tolerate Frontline quite well and without issue. And we all benefit from not having disease carrying parasites in the house. But if either one of our dogs ever had an adverse reaction, I would talk to their vet and either switch brands or stop using the product.
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Old 08-10-2011, 08:44 PM
Location: S. New Hampshire
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I used Frontline Plus on my first dog for almost 9 years. No problems.

I started to use Frontline Plus on Shep but I still found a tick on him. I have heard rumors that it may not be as effective as it has been in the past. I dunno. Anyway, I've been giving Advantix a try, and so far no problems! That's a good idea to stop using in late fall until early spring. I'm assuming ticks are not a problem once the snow starts falling and the ground freezes? We live in the burbs but it's still very woody around here with very tall grasses. Two days ago I took Shep for his morning walk, and when we got back I found a tick between his toes. Already imbedded. tenacious little buggers.
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