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Old 12-13-2012, 08:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Yep... flea and tick medicine don't prevent fleas, which is sort of a bad advertisement on their part because they call them "preventatives".

They are insecticides...so when they bite your pet, they are killed.
Actually, that is not true. This is from the Merial website:

Do fleas and ticks have to bite my pet for FRONTLINE Brand Products to work?

Fleas and ticks do not have to bite your pet for FRONTLINE Brand Products to work. FRONTLINE Brand Products kill fleas and ticks if they simply come into contact with your pet's haircoat. The fleas will die within 12 hours of contact with your treated pet, and ticks will die within 48 hours.


How do FRONTLINE Brand Products kill fleas before they can lay eggs on my pet?

Once new adult fleas jump on your pet, they must be present on the host for at least 24 to 36 hours before they can lay eggs. Our research data indicates that FRONTLINE Brand Products, when used monthly, will kill your pet's fleas within 12 hours of application - before they can lay eggs.



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Old 12-13-2012, 08:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Revolution did nothing to help Leila. We have a lab who goes outside a lot and whenever she would bring any fleas in, they would get on Leila. Kaylee is also on a "preventative". Leila has now had 2 doses of Trifexis with no problems and I haven't seen a flea since. Do you have a flea comb?


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Revolution did nothing to help Leila. We have a lab who goes outside a lot and whenever she would bring any fleas in, they would get on Leila. Kaylee is also on a "preventative". Leila has now had 2 doses of Trifexis with no problems and I haven't seen a flea since. Do you have a flea comb?


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Yes, that's how I found the flea, I give him a once over with a flea comb everyday. I hope I don't find any more on him. Really don't want to switch to an oral combination pill.
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Yes, that's how I found the flea, I give him a once over with a flea comb everyday. I hope I don't find any more on him. Really don't want to switch to an oral combination pill.
I feel the same way. I don't do combination pills since both are pesticides. I don't even use the combination topicals like Revolution. I always separate flea/heartworm by 1-2 weeks.

I have used Advantage or Frontline for 12 years without a problem and live in the Southeast - flea country!

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Honestly, I don't see any reason to get all freaked out. MiMi hasn't had a flea, but Ray had one. I squished it and that was the end of it. I don't know why, but we have not had fleas...KNOCK ON WOOD.. and I have not had to use anything to prevent them, but I really don't think you should get all freaked out and use poison for one flea. Realize that what kills fleas is poison. P O I S O N. Use it as a last resort, not for one flea.

I know that others don't share my opinion, but I am simply sharing my opinion. Perhaps, I am blessed to live in an area where fleas and ticks are not much of a threat.
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