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Florida residents : What flea & tick previention do you use??

My Vet is recommending Advantix. Are there any better preventions out there? I'd like to use a pill but I haven't seen any that are for both flea and tick.
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I used to use advantix, then frontline plus....I have not had any issues, so my two are just on heart guard plus. I used to give them Sentinal, but it was discontinued, not sure why.
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Is there any particular reason why you switched form Advantix to Frontline Plus?

We're also using Heart Guard Plus. Our Vet tried to put him on Revolution but I didn't trust a topical for heart worms.
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I've always used Heart guard Plus. I've used all the main topicals and last few years they have not worked well so I switched to Comfortis. I only need it about 4 or 5 tines a year.

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Advantix worked great at first, but then I didn't think it was working good..so I switched to frontline
Sentinal,is back? I think I'll be switching to it! That worked great for everything. My dog for worms while in revolution..they paid for her treat,net and I stopped using that
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I've used all the main topicals and last few years they have not worked well so I switched to Comfortis. I only need it about 4 or 5 tines a year.
Why do you only treat 4-5x a year? Do you use anything for ticks?
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Sentinel was taken off the market because the company split, and they temporarily discontinued all of their pet medications. They have recently brought it back to the market.

According to my vet, although Sentinel isn't specifically marketed as a tick treatment, it does do a 'slow kill' of the tick. It's not a preventative measure, though.

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I don't live in FL, so I can't answer what I'd if I lived there. I do visit with my dog during some less warm months, but usually in the gulf and where we go I haven't noticed a whole lot of mosquitos. i would just like to put a word of caution re. tick collars that contain MAOIs (most do) - you should avoid them if at all possible.

Also, without wanting to sound as a knowitall - VERY few things repel ticks and those substances are banned for the most part, or have very short half life - the common "preventatives" actually kill ticks either before or after they bite your dog. It takes between 36-48hrs following a bite for a tick to transmit Lyme, about 12hrs for some other diseases so as long as the tick is killed by then the "preventative" has worked.

lufenuron (the other ingredient of Sentinel) has not been found to have any effect on ticks in the dosage given in Sentinel...EVen at much higher doses it did not kill ticks, which is what you want with a tick product. There were some studies done by the NIH on possibility that Luferon helps paralyze ticks, but it seems that study failed to prove anything.

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