Pet Armour made my dog itch like a mad man and Frontline does not so I went back. Just my $0.02
From late April through about mid July the ticks are quite thick where we live. We've been using Frontline Plus for about ten years now and (knock on wood) we have never had a tick attach itself to one of our dogs. But we're also diligent about going over our dog(s) after each training session.
We use frontline plus on our Chessie. Our vet advised us that it was the safest product on the market for our situation, since we have 4 kids, one is a baby who will undoubtedly snuggle the dog and lick her fingers at the same time (yuck). I got the impression that his opinion was that it was very effective, didn't have a lot of side effects, and would be safe for our kids to be in close contact with the dog and was safe for me to apply to the dog while I was still pregnant. I don't know if there are other safe options out there, but that's what led us to go with frontline.
Treat the yard with fire ant granules early spring and mid summer. It kills fleas well. Plus preventative for dogs.
Last edited by BAYDOG; 10-05-2013 at 10:02 AM.
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There's a lot good product that have been suggested.
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