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Flea and tick - chews vs spot ons

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Lanny1   

My vet put my dog on Bravecto, the 3 monthly chew one.  He doesn't particularly like chewing it.

 

I was at the pet store today and I noticed the six monthly spot on.  I thought maybe this would work better with him. 

 

Any one have any recommendations about this?  How effective are the the spot ons? 

 

Thanks

 

 

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sheena   

I use monthly Nexgard but I crush it up & put it on their dinners

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Which one is the 6 monthly spot on as I've never heard of it.  I have used Advantix with good results but it needs fortnightly application for paralysis ticks.  I use Nexgard now and haven't had any problems.

 

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What's the active ingredient? Some spot ons work better than others.  My dogs have had had horrible reactions to synthetic pyrethiods. Seizures etc.  I've never seen a spot on advertised for more than a month. 

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sheena   
42 minutes ago, sandgrubber said:

What's the active ingredient? Some spot ons work better than others.  My dogs have had had horrible reactions to synthetic pyrethiods. Seizures etc.  I've never seen a spot on advertised for more than a month. 

I saw it at the vets last week

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1 hour ago, sandgrubber said:

What's the active ingredient? Some spot ons work better than others.  My dogs have had had horrible reactions to synthetic pyrethiods. Seizures etc.  I've never seen a spot on advertised for more than a month. 

image.thumb.jpeg.51015ef42058f74c521f421a0188b3a1.jpegfrom here :  https://www.bravecto.com.au/attachments/bravecto_product_label.pdf

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Tassie   
3 hours ago, jemappelle said:

Which one is the 6 monthly spot on as I've never heard of it.  I have used Advantix with good results but it needs fortnightly application for paralysis ticks.  I use Nexgard now and haven't had any problems.

 

Just a heads up, unless it's changed, Advantix is toxic to cats.  I used to use it if I was going into tick country .. but I had to wait until after I'd left home because of the cat.  I think there's a 2 day period to keep out of water after applying too.

 

Last time I went North, I used Nexgard  (vets' choice) .. with no problems .. but it was only for a short time.   My guys have no problems taking stuff, fortunately.

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44 minutes ago, sandgrubber said:

Lenny's pet store spot-on.

 oh - I thought he was talking about bravecto 6 mth .

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sheena   

Yes, there is a Bravecto spot-on that kills paralysis ticks for 6 months.  I think it is new & I saw it at the vets when I was in last week.  There is also one for cats

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Lanny1   

Yeah it's the Bravecto one that lasts 6 months. I thought it might work better than the chews coz my dog is quite a fussy eater and knows when I'm hiding stuff. 

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