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Old May 13th 07, 08:57 PM posted to alt.med.veterinary,rec.pets.dogs.health
MauiJNP
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Default Frontline Plus overdose?

According to a website I read, its ok to do 2 applications of Frontline Plus
in less than a month. Is this accurate info?

The reason I am wondering is because the day after Maui (dog) got his
monthly dose, he rolled in some nasty stuff and had to be bathed. I am
fairly certain that I washed off the first dose, even though I avoided the
area of application. In the past 3 days, I've found more alive ticks in my
room than I care to see in a lifetime. I also found one dead one. Cali's
frontline should be intact because she wasn't bathed. Should I repeat
Maui's frontline? Will this harm him?

Thanks in advance for help.


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Old May 14th 07, 01:52 AM posted to alt.med.veterinary,rec.pets.dogs.health
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I wouldn't repeat it. It's not supposed to wash off she probably got most
of the dose. If you are finding ticks I'd get one of the tick collars for
the time being for her to wear.

Celeste

"MauiJNP" wrote in message
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According to a website I read, its ok to do 2 applications of Frontline
Plus in less than a month. Is this accurate info?

The reason I am wondering is because the day after Maui (dog) got his
monthly dose, he rolled in some nasty stuff and had to be bathed. I am
fairly certain that I washed off the first dose, even though I avoided the
area of application. In the past 3 days, I've found more alive ticks in
my room than I care to see in a lifetime. I also found one dead one.
Cali's frontline should be intact because she wasn't bathed. Should I
repeat Maui's frontline? Will this harm him?

Thanks in advance for help.



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Old May 14th 07, 11:57 AM posted to alt.med.veterinary,rec.pets.dogs.health
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MauiJNP wrote:

Thanks in advance for help.


How long ago was he treated? Meaning, how long between the first
treatment and the proposed re-treatment?

My understanding is that Frontline works by being absorbed into the
sebaceous glands, and then is secreted with the dog's normal skin
oils. It has to have had time to actually absorb before the dog is
bathed, or it *will* wash off. Your vet should know whether or not
enough time passed between Maui being dosed and being bathed for the
drug to be absorbed. S/he will also be able to tell you how closely
together he can be safely dosed.

All that said, I stopped using Frontline for ticks when the ticks in
my area became immune to it. As you found a dead tick, that my not
be what is happening, but it's something to keep in mind as you
monitor the dead-to-living tick ratio.

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Old May 14th 07, 06:33 PM posted to alt.med.veterinary,rec.pets.dogs.health
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"MauiJNP" wrote in message
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According to a website I read, its ok to do 2 applications of Frontline
Plus in less than a month. Is this accurate info?

The reason I am wondering is because the day after Maui (dog) got his
monthly dose, he rolled in some nasty stuff and had to be bathed. I am
fairly certain that I washed off the first dose, even though I avoided the
area of application. In the past 3 days, I've found more alive ticks in
my room than I care to see in a lifetime. I also found one dead one.
Cali's frontline should be intact because she wasn't bathed. Should I
repeat Maui's frontline? Will this harm him?

Thanks in advance for help.

You can give the second dose. I would just watch Maui closely for the first
24 hours and bath him if his behavior is off. - hoping you understand what
I mean there.

Beth


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Old May 14th 07, 09:34 PM posted to alt.med.veterinary,rec.pets.dogs.health
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Thanks in advance for help.


How long ago was he treated? Meaning, how long between the first
treatment and the proposed re-treatment?


We got the first dose on Wednesday and I ended up treating him again last
night. He didn't have any noticeable problems so hopefully that will stay
true.



My understanding is that Frontline works by being absorbed into the
sebaceous glands, and then is secreted with the dog's normal skin oils.
It has to have had time to actually absorb before the dog is bathed, or it
*will* wash off.


that's what I thought too. I was told by both a vet and groomer that you
need to wait 3 days after frontline to bathe the dog or else it will wash
off. Maui's only had one day to "sink in" and then I had to bathe him.


Your vet should know whether or not enough time passed between Maui being
dosed and being bathed for the drug to be absorbed. S/he will also be able
to tell you how closely together he can be safely dosed.


The ER vet around here closes at noon on Sunday and the real vet doesn't
open until Monday morning so its hard to get vet help between those hours.


All that said, I stopped using Frontline for ticks when the ticks in my
area became immune to it.


what do you use now? or don't you use anything?


As you found a dead tick, that my not be what is happening, but it's
something to keep in mind as you monitor the dead-to-living tick ratio.


I will watch for this because I found another living tick today (though it
might have come from me, since I am everywhere the dogs are too).


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Old May 14th 07, 09:35 PM posted to alt.med.veterinary,rec.pets.dogs.health
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Default Frontline Plus overdose?

According to a website I read, its ok to do 2 applications of Frontline
Plus in less than a month. Is this accurate info?

The reason I am wondering is because the day after Maui (dog) got his
monthly dose, he rolled in some nasty stuff and had to be bathed. I am
fairly certain that I washed off the first dose, even though I avoided
the area of application. In the past 3 days, I've found more alive ticks
in my room than I care to see in a lifetime. I also found one dead one.
Cali's frontline should be intact because she wasn't bathed. Should I
repeat Maui's frontline? Will this harm him?

Thanks in advance for help.

You can give the second dose. I would just watch Maui closely for the
first 24 hours and bath him if his behavior is off. - hoping you
understand what I mean there.


sounds good, that's what I ended up doing. He got a dose around 5pm
yesterday and so far he's good and doesn't have any weird behaviors.


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Old May 15th 07, 12:10 PM posted to alt.med.veterinary,rec.pets.dogs.health
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MauiJNP wrote:

The ER vet around here closes at noon on Sunday and the real vet doesn't
open until Monday morning so its hard to get vet help between those hours.


Was it an emergency? I probably would have waited until regular
office hours on Monday morning, but I don't know what sort of tick
load you're talking about. Then again, I absolutely loathe ticks,
so maybe I would have gone ahead and re-dosed the dog regardless.

what do you use now? or don't you use anything?


Nothing, right now. Harriet hasn't had a flea in over 7 years, and
there really isn't much of a tick problem in town.

In the country, when we were regularly out in the woods and brushy
areas, I used amitraz collars for tick control. They worked *very*
well for my dogs, but if you have cats or dogs that get in water
regularly, they probably aren't going to work for you.

I will watch for this because I found another living tick today (though it
might have come from me, since I am everywhere the dogs are too).


Yuck! The little SOBs are sneaky, aren't they? They are the number
one reason why I will never, ever again have a fluffy dog.

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Old May 16th 07, 04:26 AM posted to alt.med.veterinary,rec.pets.dogs.health
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The ER vet around here closes at noon on Sunday and the real vet doesn't
open until Monday morning so its hard to get vet help between those
hours.


Was it an emergency?


It wasn't an emergency but if one ever did happen between those hours, there
could be problems.


what do you use now? or don't you use anything?


Nothing, right now. Harriet hasn't had a flea in over 7 years, and there
really isn't much of a tick problem in town.


sounds like a plus to living in town. I live in the woods and in tick
season, see them regularly. I check the dogs daily but usually don't find a
tick because they have frontline plus. lately though, I've seen alot.


In the country, when we were regularly out in the woods and brushy areas,
I used amitraz collars for tick control. They worked *very* well for my
dogs, but if you have cats or dogs that get in water regularly, they
probably aren't going to work for you.


they do get wet regularly because we go down to the stream several times a
day and the dogs get wet each time.


I will watch for this because I found another living tick today (though
it might have come from me, since I am everywhere the dogs are too).


Yuck! The little SOBs are sneaky, aren't they? They are the number one
reason why I will never, ever again have a fluffy dog.


I love the fluffyness except for tick season. They get buzzed pretty short
but not shaved. Maui is easy to check because of his light color but Cali
is a pain because they could really blend in. Her color combined with her
longer hair (she looks awkward when buzzed/shaved because of how
boney/skinny she is) make it more difficult to find ticks.


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Old May 16th 07, 11:28 AM posted to alt.med.veterinary,rec.pets.dogs.health
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MauiJNP wrote:

sounds like a plus to living in town.


It is! Ticks squick me out big time, so not having to deal with
them--at least, not as many of them--has been an unforseen bonus.

I live in the woods and in tick
season, see them regularly. I check the dogs daily but usually don't find a
tick because they have frontline plus. lately though, I've seen alot.


That's what I had to do, too, when I was in the country. With
Harriet, it was easy, because she's nekkid. Elliott had a Chowy
coat with a dense, wooly undercoat, though, so it was tough to check
him for ticks.

they do get wet regularly because we go down to the stream several times a
day and the dogs get wet each time.


I think there may be a water resistant amitraz collar available. I
didn't look into it, since I've never had water dogs, but if you
find that your current tick-icide isn't working, you may want to
research that option.

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Old May 17th 07, 03:28 AM posted to alt.med.veterinary,rec.pets.dogs.health
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Default Frontline Plus overdose?

sounds like a plus to living in town.

It is! Ticks squick me out big time, so not having to deal with them--at
least, not as many of them--has been an unforseen bonus.


I used to be very freaked out by them but now its just something I've
learned to accept and deal with. They still aren't my favorite and luckily
I've never had one bite me before so hopefully that doesn't change!


they do get wet regularly because we go down to the stream several times
a day and the dogs get wet each time.


I think there may be a water resistant amitraz collar available. I didn't
look into it, since I've never had water dogs, but if you find that your
current tick-icide isn't working, you may want to research that option.


google says............
http://www.kennelvet.com/preventic-t...ogs-p-350.html

Good thing to keep in mind if I notice ticks problems now that both dogs are
fully covered with Frontline


 




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