Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Alternative to Frontline/Advantage/etc.?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    194
    Post Thanks / Like

    Question Alternative to Frontline/Advantage/etc.?

    So it's been killing my wife each month when we apply Frontline to Skippy, seeing him claw and scratch at the back of his shoulder blades, basically being uncomfortable for an entire day+night. She hates the fact that we have to "poison" him in order to keep him flea-free.

    The result was that she came home from the pet store the other day with a bottle of Lumino's "Diatomaceous Earth". Before using it, I tried Googling it to get more information/reviews on it, but didn't find much, apart from the fact that it's advertised as organic and non-toxic.

    Does anyone have any experience and/or knowledge on this product? I would be especially interested to know if it is effective at all.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    636
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by dandelos View Post
    So it's been killing my wife each month when we apply Frontline to Skippy, seeing him claw and scratch at the back of his shoulder blades, basically being uncomfortable for an entire day+night. She hates the fact that we have to "poison" him in order to keep him flea-free.

    The result was that she came home from the pet store the other day with a bottle of Lumino's "Diatomaceous Earth". Before using it, I tried Googling it to get more information/reviews on it, but didn't find much, apart from the fact that it's advertised as organic and non-toxic.

    Does anyone have any experience and/or knowledge on this product? I would be especially interested to know if it is effective at all.

    Thanks in advance!
    My dog had a neuroligical reaction to frontline so ysed this product before going to the beach house where she pucked up fleas last year. No fleas this year! Didnt help for tick though...
    I cannot believe frontline is legal and how vets support it and even laugh at me when i tell them about what my dog went through.
    Mom of Blondie aka The Monster, my furry daughter and loyal friend!!!!!!!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    166
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    We have switched to the oral flea medication, Comfortis, and have had excellent results with it. I too had an issue with applying to topical and we were still seeing fleas. We switched about 3 months ago and have seen no fleas.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    194
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Blondiemonster View Post
    My dog had a neuroligical reaction to frontline so ysed this product before going to the beach house where she pucked up fleas last year. No fleas this year! Didnt help for tick though...
    I cannot believe frontline is legal and how vets support it and even laugh at me when i tell them about what my dog went through.
    Yeah so far from additional stuff I've read, it seems this Dia Earth might not work as well on ticks. That, and it can cause a dusty mess when applying....

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Posts
    194
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CVFlagg View Post
    We have switched to the oral flea medication, Comfortis, and have had excellent results with it. I too had an issue with applying to topical and we were still seeing fleas. We switched about 3 months ago and have seen no fleas.
    If this product is more natural and safer than toxic stuff like Frontline, it might just be an option for us! Will look into this more, thanks!!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Sion, Switzerland
    Posts
    871
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default

    I use Sentinel which is a pill given once a month. It is effective against heartworms, and also gets fleas, although some dogs can still need supplemental flea medication depending on the situation.

    There's a new pill, Trifexis, that is Comfortis but also takes care of heartworms. It's quite expensive though.

    I like the heartworm/flea combos because it's so convenient.

    In my experience my dogs hate the topical treatments. I think it must burn because of the way they react.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Tennessee, USA
    Posts
    927
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    My vet was telling me that Sentinel will kill fleas at all 'life stages' (of flea development) and he seemed quite impressed about that. However, it doesn't do anything for ticks. I don't think Comfortis does, either. What do you do for ticks?

    (Fortunately, K9Advantix II is still working here.....)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •