by css33 on 15 January 2018 - 22:01
by delta von Avalik on 16 January 2018 - 01:01
by jkuja913 on 16 January 2018 - 03:01
When using chemical repelants you’ve got to weigh the consequences of using them vs not using them and watching your dog suffer/die from tick born illness. I’ve had 3 dogs growing up deal with chronic tick born illness 1 resulting in kidney failure and death. I do, however, hate dosing my dog with pesticides. I have found it to be a necessary evil. I have had success with Frontline and the Sorrsto Collar. The Collar is what I curently use in the summer months as I can take it off when my dog hits the water. Neither of my 2 current dogs have had any negative impacts from the topical or Collar but I did have a negative experience with an ingestible. While I was away on a fire assignment out west this summer my wife was cohersed by the vet to switch to Brovecto. Our younger female had a terrible reaction resulting in loss of appetite, vomiting and lethargy for several weeks. We are hoping for no long term damage and I think we lucked out. At least with the soresto collar, if you begin to notice side effects you can remove it immediately and minimize the impact.
Whatever the side effects of the repelants, tick born illness is a far greater health and monetary risk.
by Hundmutter on 16 January 2018 - 08:01
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