Hi guys! What would you all suggest is the best way to prevent fleas and ticks in a puppy under 12 weeks? Do any of you use the over the counter flea meds on your pups 12 weeks and older? Thanks!
never have. In my opinion, it's too toxic. I wouldn't put it on a human, so it doesn't go on my dogs.
Lynn King CPDT-KA
an article of a dog that had a reaction from Heartz I think it was. Killed the dog and all his skin was falling off. It was so sad and the company knows there is a problem but it doesn't get pulled off the market.
That flea stuff is just horrible.
I'm thankful I live where we don't have much of a tick problem and I don't let my dogs be friends with other dogs that could be infested with all kinds of stuff.
The 2 or 3 times in the past 10 years that I've had a flea issue were when I was showing and rooming with others and their dogs. I have no idea if they were picking them up at the show, the hotel room or the others dogs.
i did break down and use revolution and it took care of the problem in 2 months, but I would never subject a dog to all those toxins over their life time.
and flea/tick control, I am surprised that dogs live past 2 years old.
Yes, I have had to apply flea prevention twice, but over 30 years, that's not bad.