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    When should I start and what kind works best. I live in the north Bay Area thanks in advance

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    You can start now. I use K9 Advantix II and my 7 yr old Brittany has never had one stay on him. I won't use anything else.
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    This thread has a lot of good info.

    https://www.oodmag.com/community/sho...d-Lyme-disease


    The time is definitely now. My vet said that once there is any green showing , there are fleas and ticks. With the change in ONtario winter weather, I'm going to all year treatment.

    As Terry said, Advantix 2 works great , but I'm more lazy than Terry. I use Nexguard - more money but a simple pill.
    Last edited by Sharon; April 1st, 2017 at 04:36 PM.
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    I switched to Nexgard last year and second Sharon's endorsement.

    The late season finds me down around Long Point which is tick central. Not a single tick last year.
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    For the last several years we have used seresto collars(made by Bayer) which are meant for water work with a protection period of 8 months. We also bought preventic collars which come in 2 packs for 8 months
    Both have been extremely effective both in the south and here in Ont

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    I used k9 advantix II up until last year when I switched to a seresto collar because I heard good reviews. It was fantastic last year and I didn't have to remember to put a new treatment on each month. I'm using seresto again this year.
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    Used to use Advantix but switched to Bravecto. I think Advantix worked fine but as a topical there was always the question of how it was applied - did I get it on the skin, what if the dog swam the day after, etc. and it was monthly. Bravecto is a once every 3 month chewable. With Advantix every now and then he'd still pick up ticks. In 2 years of using Bravecto on lots of pheasant and duck hunts in bad tick (and Lyme) country I have never found a tick on my dogs. Everyone i know who uses Bravecto is happy with it.

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    Bravecto works great too I'm told. Just depends on what you want to pay.

    Cost scale seems to increase in this order( I could be wrong.):

    Advantix 2, Nexguard , Bravecto, Seresto

    Revolution does not control deer ticks - only dog ticks.
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    I just paid $120 for 2 doses of Bravecto - that's 6 months of coverage, so $20/month. While I would like to pay less, $20/month is pretty reasonable. And since I hunt in a bad Lyme area I think it is a lot less expensive than the dogs getting Lyme.

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    Bravecto and Nexgard are basically the same thing, except Bravecto is more money for longer coverage per dose.

    Lots of good tick options these days.
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