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5/17/10 3:37 P

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A Pitbull off leash? OMG! I would have been so scared! What did you do?

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5/13/10 8:25 P

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Your guys are funny, Choncho has the same problem, and Leni went after a pitbull the other day, the darn dog was off leash, GRRRRR that makes me so made. He tried to play with her and she went after him as far as her leash would go. LOL

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5/11/10 2:55 P

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My girls think they are "big" dogs so I keep saying that nobody better put a mirror up in front of my girls, or their poor little heads will deflate... lolololololololol

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5/11/10 12:38 A

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LMBO! Ain't that the truth!!! Same goes for Taco and Lily!

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5/10/10 9:45 P

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Well, I have an extremely small Great Dane ~~~~~~ 6 pounds.
My chihuahua thinks she is a male Great Dane. LOL

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5/10/10 8:12 P

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WOW we just weighed our large Chihuahua(hehe, Remy thinks he's a small dog) and he's just under 100 pounds! What a big lil guy!

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5/10/10 8:10 P

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Thank you very much for the Frontline info! I looked it up and for the largest size it appears to be about $40 for a 3 month supply. One tube is enough to do the 3 lil dogs for 2 months!



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5/10/10 1:00 P

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To split Frontline Plus here are the breakdowns. It's a bit tricker, but not too bad.

0-22 lbs. apply 0.67mls
23-44 lbs. apply 1.34mls
45-88 lbs. apply 2.68mls
89-132 lbs. apply 4.02 (this is the amount in the largest tube)
cats apply 0.5mls

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I was a dog groomer for 4 years. We would shampoo dogs in Dove and leave it on for 5 minutes to kill fleas. It does not keep them away but at least they left us flea less.
Just make sure you lather really good cause it is the lather that kills them.
You can use this as the first shampoo to kill fleas and remove the dirt then use your regular shampoo. Make sure you get it all out of the dogs hair it is very drying to their skin.
I also would follow up with a good dog cream rinse.
Great info ont the advantage. Just did my small dogs. Just hope I got the dose right.

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5/7/10 11:39 P

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Yes, Frontline can be split as well, but I'll have to check on the amounts! I really should write these down somewhere as I've had people ask me in the past! :)

Those are the only products we recommend you can split. Products for heartworm prevention should not be split. Keep away from Hartz Control or Biospot...toxic for cats and many dogs as well.

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5/5/10 6:07 P

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OK 1 more flea question (for now if you know me lol) - I have Frontline for cats - would that same breakdown work for it as well? And what about other brands of this stuff?

See that was 2 questions lol.

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5/5/10 5:51 P

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I read somewhere that if you put a few drops of Dawn dish soap in the bath water for your dogs, that would kill fleas. Don't know if that is true or not.

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5/5/10 5:27 P

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Hi Christy...that sounds like a reasonable price for a cherry eye tackdown...it shouldn't be more than that. Even if it's been there for some time, the tack down usually works. It's worth a try!

Jean...I would ALWAYS recommend heartworm prevention! It's such a serious disease it's just not worth the risk. You can either use the Advantage Multi or a flea product plus an oral heartworm prevention.

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5/5/10 9:58 A

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Kim you are such a blessing to this team. We are truly blessed to have your valuable info that you are willing to give us!!!

I do have another question if you do not mind. I had my 11 year old tested for heart worms and she was fine. Would you say that it was important to use the multi for prevention of heart worms or do you think it would be safe to use the regular advantage to keep the fleas at bay? I do plan to walk my dogs this year since I have moved into town. But wasn't sure of which way to go? Thanks!!!

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Kim - So the $150-180 that they quoted me - is that a a reasonable rate? And I was quoted that when it was still one eye. Also I read that the longer it was like that the less likely the procedure will take. Is this true?

I just would hate to pay all that $ if it's just gonna come back.

Thank you for your help!

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5/3/10 3:20 P

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I don't have flea problems in Phoenix either, but Kim thanks for all the GREAT Info!!!!!

Good luck everyone.

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5/3/10 2:36 P

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Here are the Advantage doses for dogs:

0-10 lbs. apply 0.4mls
11-20 lbs. apply 1 ml
21-55 lbs. apply 2.5 mls
55 + lbs. apply 4.0 mls (this is largest size--you can split it up amongst smaller pets).

Cat:

0-9 lbs apply 0.4mls
9 lbs. + apply 0.8 mls

It is not recommended to split the Advantage Multi should you happen to be using this for added heartworm prevention...they need to recieve the full dose.


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5/2/10 10:25 P

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Wow,thank you so much! You are such a sweetie!!!

Jean

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5/2/10 10:21 P

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You don't need that much for such little dogs. I'll check at work tomorrow and let you know how much is in the various sizes of Advantage...then all you need is a syringe to measure. A large tube will give 2 small dogs several applications. :)

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5/2/10 9:57 P

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Thanks guys for the great info on buying the larger tube and then using it on 2 animals. Question? Would one larger one work for my 2 who are 7.5 and 3.5 lbs.? Or would that be a dangerous amount for these 2 weights?

Jean

Yes you can! Believe in your vision. Believe in your goals. Believe in your plan. More than anything else, believe in yourself.

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I - Invite others to join you on your quest to become healthy.
S - Savor the feeling of each victory, big or small.
I - Invaluable lessons sometimes hurt, but are necessary for growth.
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5/2/10 9:47 P

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The old method of fixing cherry eyes (prolapsed third eyelid gland) was to slice it off...a procedure that took a minute to do, but had the potential of reducing tear production and causing dry eye (keratitis sicca). That method should not be used anymore! Now, the gland is simply tacked back into place with a couple of small sutures. It works wonderfully. You need to call around and find a vet who can do this. The exposed gland isn't life-threatening, but it is delicate tissue and can become injured if the dog rubs her face. It is not a difficult or expensive procedure. :)

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5/1/10 11:17 P

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I forgot to thank Nellie here! emoticon I would have NEVER been told that info here! It's gonna save me so much $$$!

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Wow you guys must not be from CA lol! I think the vets here are all out for making $$$ b/c I can't get outta the vet without spending so much more then I expected to and I'm always hearing other people say that they pay so much less for the same thing in other states.

Like for my lil girl to get fixed - if I don't go thru some type of low income thing it'll cost me close to $300 to get her fix and they wanted $180 to fix her cherry eye and now she has it in both eyes so I can only assume that would go up to at least $300.

I've actually decided not to fix her cherry eye after reading about it online. I read that it is actually a cosmetic surgery and could cause her to have dry eyes and require eye drops for the rest of her life. And that it isn't guaranteed to stay like that.

I'd like to hear if anyone knows any additional information about the cherry eyes. It really doesn't seem to affect her - unless of course that's why she's the dog that digs in the trash lol.

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5/1/10 9:53 P

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At our hospital we routinely tell people with multiple pets to split the largest dog Advantage. It's exactly the same chemical but in differing amounts.

What your Chi is experiencing is the "tickling" sensation of the chemical spreading. It contains what they call a "vehicle" that helps it to spread on the skin. This can cause a temporary tickly sensation and the pet will act like something is chasing him or biting him. This sensation does NOT hurt...it just feels "funny" to some pets, and is quite normal. :)

Like previously said...never use AdvanTIX on cats. You can use it on dogs that have cats in the household, but only if the cats do not have close contact with the dogs (ie snuggling with them).

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OK, will do.

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Nellie - That's a great idea b/c one of my dogs is about 80+ pounds! Would you per chance have that chart available to e-mail me thru Spark or I can actually give you my personal e-mail? Man that would be so much cheaper then the $15 a month per dog!

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Since I have 5 cats and 3 dogs of varying sizes, my vet recommended that I get the Advantage in the largest size, and use a syringe without a needle to administer the right amount for each critter. Of course, they gave me a chart for the correct amount based on the weight of the animal and whether it was a cat or a dog. I cannot use Advantix at all since I have cats and if they are even in the vicinity of a dog that has Advantix on them, it could kill them.

My Chi doesn't get all disturbed. Only one cat acts a little upset since I have to grab him and he isn't sure what I am doing.

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I don't know if they do that yet but can u tell me what kind u use or whats the best kind I can get for the least amount of $? I have 4 dogs and a kitty that I need to start treating with that stuff b/c nothing else is working.

I gave them all baths last weekend and it's like the fleas come back angry b/c they start getting bites and sores after a bath within a few days. It's happened twice now. Flea collars aren't working either! I feel so bad for my little guys :(

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Tinkerbell does that and so does Bell. They both hate the smell of that stuff.

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Me either, I've never had a problem with fleas with Snooks. Sorry I can't be of any help with this problem.
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I guess I am very lucky as I don't have any flea problems.

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Ok- so every single month when we have to give miss Koko her flea medication she goes crazy!! First we have to hunt her down because if we even open a drawer she is gone.. Once we catch her she is goes crazy..trying to escape out of my arms even though it is a long way down lol. After we give it to her she takes off and starts running around, rubbing her head on the ground,etc. Just wondering if any other Chi's do this. It is actually quite funny!

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