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Anyone tried the Costco brand flea/tick preventative. I saw it at Costco the other day and it looks like its a great price (19 bucks for 6 doses).

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FWIW, when I looked at the Costco brand, I could only find on the the package that it only killed one type of tick (deer ticks, if I remember). I stayed with Frontline since it covers, brown dog, American dog, lone star, and deer ticks, even though that price was awfully tempting.
 

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Which ones? ;)

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I would stick with frontline. To save a little money you can buy the frontline that is ment for the largest dog and draw it up in a syringe. Frontline dose is weight based. If you look on 1800 pet meds website it will give you the mL you need to administer or to save you some time I could PM it to you.
 

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I would stick with frontline. To save a little money you can buy the frontline that is ment for the largest dog and draw it up in a syringe. Frontline dose is weight based. If you look on 1800 pet meds website it will give you the mL you need to administer or to save you some time I could PM it to you.
I already use Frontline spray. It costs about $3 per dose but its a little labor intensive so thought I'd ask about this stuff and if it might work as well. No biggie....

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I am using revolution any body know how long it takes to work. I put it on May 8th found 2 ticks on one dog and 1 on my other dog today
 

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I will avoid Made in China on chemicals for my dog.
 

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I agree with avoiding "made in China" products. My husband worked over there on a few projects and saw first hand that strict specifications for products mean nothing. Everything is done as cheaply as possible and every corner is cut when possible. I bought the Cosco brand flea and tick meds. Showed it to my vet and he did not recognize the ingredients. Going to return to Cosco.
 

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What was explained to me was that makers of Frontline had their Patent run out on the main ingredient (Fipronil) originally developed by Merial. So now many other companies can manufacture the same product such as Parastar and Pet Armour etc.....and sell it for less than Frontline.


Frontline, Pet Armour and Parastar labels look like this below:

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:
Fipronil..............................9.7%
INERT INGREDIENTS..... ...90.3%
TOTAL............................100.0%
Are these products also made in USA or Canada
 

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I've been using Sentry Fiprogard with great success since the Frontline patent ran out. It's about half the price of Frontline thru Omaha Vaccine. Heck, we've been crawling w/ ticks since mid April here... I'm a few days overdue for the 2nd application but so far, no ticks on the dogs. Just me! :(

http://www.fiproguard.com/ This is produced in the USA.
 

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I would check into Scalibor. It's non toxic tick collar for under $41.00 and last for 6 months. It has been used in Europe for years. Very effective.
 

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Unfortuntely, Frontline is not taking care of my massive tick problem this year as it has in the past, so i swithched to advantix 11 with satisfactory results.
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Bump. R attitudes still the same re Costco flea/tick? I've picked 8 ticks off my puppy over the last 5 days and bought it, but directions say for dogs 6 mos of age or older.

Another question? Do they not make dip for dogs anymore? I remember dipping dogs when I was a kid about 30 yrs ago?
 

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Bump. R attitudes still the same re Costco flea/tick? I've picked 8 ticks off my puppy over the last 5 days and bought it, but directions say for dogs 6 mos of age or older.

Another question? Do they not make dip for dogs anymore? I remember dipping dogs when I was a kid about 30 yrs ago?
Best thing I ever found for ticks was Happy Jack Kennel dip (the kill the cat stuff) but they changed it about 10 years ago (EPA GARBAGE I think). I bought a bottle of the new and improved version and took it back furoius to where I bought it as it no longer worked as stated. I got a refund but it was a battle.
 

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Dips were very toxic to the dogs...it was absorbed through the skin and caused liver and kidney damage/failure.

I won't use anything on my dogs that is absorbed systemically--or taken orally for flea/tick prevention.

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I bought some a year ago and was wondering about using it. I used it prior to going to Spokane last week. The ticks are thick at Espanola. I found about a dozen or so on me in 3 days and picked one off of one dogs foot. Other than that no ticks on them. The stuf is gooey and stayed on their fur for quite a few days even after going in the water. Seemed to work great and nothing negative to report. Harry
 
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