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    Looking for some feedback, PM's welcomed. I used frontline for years and never felt that I was really getting great protection in the WI Northwoods as my dogs would always have ticks on their necks. Two years ago I started on Certifect and have had great success, I really don't think that I have picked a tick off of any of my girls since I have been using it. My vet just told me this week that they will not be carrying Certifect anymore due to issues that dogs have been having and they are switching to a chewable, Nexgard.

    Questions:

    1. What issues have been reported with Certifect? I haven't had any issues but would like to be aware

    2. Any feedback on Nexgard?

    Thanks,
    Dave

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    I use K-9 Advantix.
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    I use scalibar and no ticks on dog. Good for 6 months and waterproof . I take it off when running my dogs in field trial. Also, nontoxic
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    The war on fleas and ticks continues to escalate. I suspect some is driven by cheaper knock offs. It seems that the scientific shift is that disease transmission can occur quicker than previously thought. In humans ,it was thought that a tick needed to be on the host for 24 hours before significant risk was present. This is still debated! The concern is how much should we do to protect our dogs. Clearly there are cases where tick borne disease has been transmitted to a retriever thought to be protected. It seems that the products tout hours to kills ticks and fleas. I agree in a perfect world the "suckers" would never even get on our buddies.
    My concern for the newer products comes from reading about the ingredients where there are more warnings than on a bottle of DDT.
    One strategy is to use an amitraz collar and either remove during training or leave on during training. Certainly a different approac

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    I use k9 advantix as well as a fly repellent spray or wipes sold for horses. Was pretty impressed with the combination last year.

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    We switched to new product at our vet clinic called Activyl plus. It has seemed to work GREAT here in Arkansas and Mississippi for fleas and ticks. I would HIGHLY recommend it. If you have any questions about it feel free to shoot me a PM.

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    I had a hard time with ticks last fall till I switched to k9 Advantix II. Not a single one after I switched over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rotcsig443 View Post
    We switched to new product at our vet clinic called Activyl plus. It has seemed to work GREAT here in Arkansas and Mississippi for fleas and ticks. I would HIGHLY recommend it. If you have any questions about it feel free to shoot me a PM.
    You may have had success with the product but check out this thread.

    http://www.retrievertraining.net/for...0-Activyl-flea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sadie & Ruby View Post
    Looking for some feedback, PM's welcomed. I used frontline for years and never felt that I was really getting great protection in the WI Northwoods as my dogs would always have ticks on their necks. Two years ago I started on Certifect and have had great success, I really don't think that I have picked a tick off of any of my girls since I have been using it. My vet just told me this week that they will not be carrying Certifect anymore due to issues that dogs have been having and they are switching to a chewable, Nexgard.

    Questions:

    1. What issues have been reported with Certifect? I haven't had any issues but would like to be aware

    2. Any feedback on Nexgard?

    Thanks,
    Dave
    Regard Nexgard, http://www.merial.us/SiteCollectionD...Univers_r3.pdf

    "The safe use of NEXGARD in breeding, pregnant or lactating dogs has not been evaluated.
    Use with caution in dogs with a history of seizures"I never use on any new flea/tick/heartworm product. This one is made in Brazil according to the product label. I'll wait 5 years and see if it's had a recall before I would consider using it and only then if it's been evaluated for breeding, pregnant, or lactating dogs.

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