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It was soo cheap, $8.00 at walmart for a 3 month supply of flea and tick medication, It looked too good to be true, so I got home and googled the main ingredient "Phenothrin"
and apparently it is an EXTREMELY toxic pesticide, and has caused countless deaths in small animals... mostly cats, but a lot of smaller dogs too.

http://www.hartzvictims.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phenothrin

Just thought i would send a warning to everyone else as well.

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This is the cheapest "vet recommended" flea and tick medication i have found, frontline plus, 3 months for $34.00
http://www.entirelypets.com/3monfronplus2.html

Has anyone found anything else that is reputable, cheaper online somewhere?
 

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I dont know about cheaper... Sometimes the term "You get what you pay for..." can be true.

I use Advantage, its a brand sold at my vets office and is recommended by my personal vet and I've used it for years on a variety of animals.

You can't beat that! Sometimes a little extra money is worth it. The risk of trying something else... isn't.
 

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That stuff almost killed my cats a few years ago.This was when they were about 4/5mnths old so its been at least 3yrs ago.I put it on properly and within an hour they were both shaking and frothing at the mouth.I gave them both a good scrub down bath and they recovered pretty quickly...I only buy name brand like Advantage or something that is well known and recommended...That Hartz stuff is wicked.
 

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Bio Spot is another "affordable brand" that should be approached with care.

here's a news story about these products
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Pet_Product_Investigation_Los_Angeles.html

Granted there have been reports of adverse reactions to the name brand items but they all seem much safer. All of these flea and tick preventative are pesticides after all so they can't be great for dogs, licking themselves. If you know your dog is fine with a certain brand, you could always buy the year supply to save a little money.

I'm just glad that fleas aren't a problem where I live so I don't have to use any of these on my dog.
 

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I use revolution that is sold by my vet. I've used it for years now on my dog and it works. I know it's a little more expensive then advantage, or frontline, but at least it works. I truly believe in the you get what you pay for. Isn't it worth to pay for a good one, rather then paying cheap, and getting reactions in the long run?
 
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