Just at the Vet's on Thursday here in Falmouth, Maine. She said that they are now recommending ..PARASTAR* plus.... from Norvartis ..starts killing ticks "in as little as one hour" ..Also switched from Frontline to Pet Armour although I am sceptical as to eithers effectiveness and only use when ticks are active, like now. My thought is that treating them at peak times might catch some of those that I don't find when I check the dogs. Mild winter seems to be leading to an abundance of em'.
I had once heard that a tick needs to be attached for 24 hours before disease can be transmitted. This doesn't make sense to me assuming that the disease would be entered into the host's bloodstream as soon as they bit.
3 of my 4 dogs are lyme positive but asymptomatic.
Hi Judy... I'm also aware of the new product out by Novartis... actually it is Seargant's that's inolved with manufacturing this product. I spoke to my Vet and Bayer Rep and both are extremely bothered by this new product and it's powerful chemicals. Yes, it is said to kill ticks that fast... but.Just at the Vet's on Thursday here in Falmouth, Maine. She said that they are now recommending ..PARASTAR* plus.... from Norvartis ..starts killing ticks "in as little as one hour" ..
She says this is due to some tick diseases transmitting much faster than lyme..which Bob and I already know (from experience) and, actually, another vet in the practice told me last year.
I had just purchased two Scalibor bands (collars) a few weeks ago to replace the two bought later summer 2011 due to too many ticks engorging on my dogs and or finding them engorged, dropped off on the floor or their beds etc..disgusting and scarey. Never thought I would use a tick/flea collar but there we were.
No longer found live ticks on my dogs and believe me, we look. It has come down to not wanting ticks biting my dogs at all due to positive multiple TBD testing with Frontline on and Lyme vaccine. So, as long as the collar does not bother them, we are using it.
Miserable bugs..for the dogs and humans alike.
That is what my vet here recommended..Frontline Plus along with Preventic/Virbac collar until late last season. Also, they had suggested the Frontline Plus be put on every 3 weeks...not once a month.Thanx for all the input. I just got home from Vet and asked about it here in upstate NY They recommend Frontline plus as he said it stays on better in water than Advantix11 and also a collar Preventic by Virbac so as said its a grab bag yes I went with thesefor a month to see how they work then can order to save a little if we like them DWG