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Since my local vet practice was acquired by a bigger group, they appear to have changed the flea medication brands available. I went in to get some for Peggy but none of the brands they had sounded familiar and they also weren't able to find what I last bought for her (which she was fine with) a couple of years ago. The pet store only appears to have Frontline and other fipronil based spot on treatments. I need to give Peggy something real soon as she's scratching,,,, Has anyone on here had any trouble using that fipronil chemical on their Greyhounds?
We are fairly new greyhound owners; we adopted our girl Ali in January of this year. We live in the midwest and fleas and ticks are in full swing by the early summer. We decided not to spend any money this year on flea prevention and fortunately, we did not see a single flea until she had a short stay at the vet's office for a dental back in August. Since then, we've seen them here and there, but it seems now like they're multiplying. We've given her multiple baths and we've treated all the carpets in our house with Borax. The baths seem to help for about a week and then she's scratching again. I'm so scared to give her any flea medication because it's hard for them to metabolize it and it builds up in their blood stream. I once owned a Boxer who had a bad reaction to Comfortis and eventually died from it, so pills definitely scare me! What is everyone's recommendation for prevention? Fleas are becoming resistant to Frontline in our area, so that's out of the question. Thanks! -Tara
I tried doing a search of old threads and on Google but couldn't find much on this specific question - I want to give my new rescue a dose of Frontline, but I have heard that he should get a bath first. Then again I have also heard that you should not bathe a dog more than 2-3 days before applying Frontline. What do you do? Could I apply Frontline tomorrow or even tonight (he came to use without having it) and hold off on giving him a bath, or is it better to get him bathed tomorrow and apply the Frontline in a few days? He is not smelly. The fact that he does not have any form of flea/tick prevention at the moment is making me more nervous than his lack of a bath. We live in New England and in a city, so ticks are less worrisome, but the flea risk concerns me. He also currently has tapeworm, which makes me more worried that he may have already been exposed to fleas. He is not scratching and does not look uncomfortable. Please help! Thanks.