Posted by: Boerboel Owner | 2009-04-01

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Thank you ladies and gentlemen from now on no bathing for my dogs. I`ll stick to grooming and Frontline/Advantix for tick and flea control. While on that whats your take on these (new) Preventix collars that are supposed to control fleas and ticks as well?

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Dear Boerboel owner

If you have a big tick problem put on a Preventix collar. It helps a lot with ticks, not fleas.

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Posted by: WR | 2009-04-02

Ditto - A quick treatment of Frontline spray if I' m going anywhere were I am not sure about ticks etc - but I have no " regular"  treatment regime.

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Posted by: Chill | 2009-04-01

I use Advantage on my dogs for a few months of the year, and then only when necessary. If it wasn' t for a stray (fleabag) cat sneaking into their kennel to sleep in the night, I might never have to use the stuff.

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Posted by: Kate | 2009-04-01

Hi there.
My dogs go to a homeopathic vet and she does not believe in any preventatives used on the animals - rather treat the environment.
I treated my house for ticks and fleas in December as my new puppy arrived with 100 ticks - no jokes I lost count around 80.

Anyway I have come through a Durban summer without having to put anything on my animals (3 dogs, 7 cats).
I t works for me.

My dogs lived in preventic collars, then my male got really sick so he had no collar for about 3 months.
I had bought a preventic collar for my dogs in December as we were going to Nottingham Road but the moment I put it on him he started reacting funny so I took it off immediately and threw it away.
I took a chance taking them away but the homeopath agreed that a spray of frontline would be okay for that trip.

I take my dogs to the beach every weekend and only rinse on Sunday. For Jack Russells who are prone to skin problems they have beautiful coats.

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