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Question from Debbie Foster
which do you recommend that I use for pets that like to go to the lake,K9 advantix II or frontline plus?
Our Vet Says:

Dear Debbie,
 Both products you mentioned are topical ones. Both products are water resistant after they are dry and spread all over the skin. But the problem with spot on treatments is that their efficiency is decreased by frequent water immersion. They also have to be allowed to dry off naturally after the application and water immersion should be avoided in the first two days after treatment. Both products are good, they will protect your dogs against all stages of fleas and ticks. Bayer, the manufacturer of Advantix II, claims that this product has also repellent action against ticks, mosquitoes and sand flies.
I would like to recommend following the manufacturer’s guidelines for treatment, and if your dogs swim more than twice –three times a week to reduce the time interval between treatments to three weeks during the period when swimming is frequent. Please bear in mind that attachments of ticks can be seen even in protected dogs therefore immunizations against Lyme disease are recommended.


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