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and they DON'T drown!

They don't? Bastards!
My dad always burned them too. He took great joy in putting them in the car's cigarette lighter and waiting for the pop.
Cate
My dad always burned them too. He took great joy in putting them in the car's cigarette lighter and waiting for the pop. Cate

YUK!!! LOL
(anyone notice Mikey's picture of Chazz has him wearing a flea collar? Yuck).

BWHAHHAHAHAA!!!
you mean this
http://dogtv.com/kwame chazz spring03.jpg
You, see, unlike yours, my dogs are actually
allowed to pee on walks. they are also allowed
to run and race offleash for miles every day,
and chase things, and get dirty and dive in a
big river and do lots of things that would give
you a heart attack because you (Janet Bossy Boss)
are stupid, ignorant, insane, talentless and
quite disturbing, actually. Your dogs get
virtually ZERO exercise, entertrainment and
excitement compared to mine.
You don't have to worry about ticks, because
your dogs don't go anywhere or do anything
besides get stuffed in crates and driven
to flyball tournaments so they can sprint
for a few minutes, and then get stuffed back
in the crate.
BWHAHHAHHAHAA!!!
But at least you are a little better than
shelly. Her dogs get ZERO meaningful exercise
or training and are kept "in shape" and
"conditioned" by STARVATION.
You may be the only regular or participant of
any kind who does not allow her dogs to go to
the bathroom while on walks.
That is, by definition. Insane.
i've yet to find something as effective as amitraz collars for ticks. those collars may be yucky, but ticks and the diseases they carry are IMO far yuckier.

that's not an "amitraz" flea collar. It's a cheap
supermarket tick collar. I'm going to go with
something more heavy duty though. Because, unlike
yours and Janet's, my dogs actually have a life.
I hope that heelps.

this is michael
reporting live...
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BRILLIANT
http://dogtv.com/sionnach.wmv
Janet, I've somehow lost the other post of yours I wanted to respond to. I wanted you to tell me why the six month shots scare you? I've looked up some data on it, didn't see anything that would alarm me but admittedly, it was a quick and cursory look.

Terri
I wanted you to tell me why the six month shots scare you? I've looked up some data on it, didn't see anything that would alarm me but admittedly, it was a quick and cursory look. Terri

I don't trust "time released" - anything that stays in the body for that period of time. I have to admit that I don't like "multi-use" combo drugs either. For instance, if a drug kills A and B, that's great, but if I need to combine 2 drugs - one to kill A and one to kill B, I don't want them combined, but would give them individually. The more things in any given application or shot, the more guesswork if the dog is adversely affected. I don't think something daily or monthly is a huge inconvenience for a little piece of mind.

Years ago, when once a month F&T combined with HW stuff came out (geez - what was it - Program or something like that?), it was contrary to my general feeling otherwise, for people giving once a month HW and once a month F&T - give them at different times of them month - one on the first, one on the 15th for instance.
I'm not a vet, not a vet tech, and hold no expertise in this area. I am only a concerned and conservative pet owner who doesn't want to give or put more stuff on my pets than absolutely necessary.
Despite was Mikey imagines, my dogs go all sorts of places on a regular basis (and places that are farther than a bicycle will carry! ;-D). I have to weigh their exposure to other dogs and environments, with my desire to be as chemical free as possible - not an easy decision sometimes.

Just food for thought - everyone lives a unique life and has to decide what's best for THEIR pets, but I know I appreciate hearing other opinions on stuff like this as well.
For instance, I DO give a lepto vaccine (not in combo), because of the number and environments of the dogs my dogs are in contact with. Janet Boss
http://bestfriendsdogobedience.com /
Years ago, when once a month F&T combined with HW stuff came out (geez - what was it - Program ... - give them at different times of them month - one on the first, one on the 15th for instance.

Did your vet tell you to give them at different times of the month? Mine didn't - I always gave both on the 1st.
I have my girls on Sentinel now, which combines flea and heartworm protection. Murphy used to act like the flea drops "burned" her. They don't have any reactions to the Sentinel.
It doesn't have any tick protection, though. I've never seen a tick on my dogs so I feel safe giving it.
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Did your vet tell you to give them at different times of the month? Mine didn't - I always gave both on the 1st.

No - that's why I wrote MY feeling. I have never given any F&T product, so it was merely thoughts, not actions. It made sense to me to not overload a dog, and give things separate in case of a reaction.
I have my girls on Sentinel now, which combines flea and heartworm protection.

To each his own.
Janet Boss
http://bestfriendsdogobedience.com /
I don't think something daily or monthly is a huge
inconvenience for a little piece of mind.

From what I've read so far, it was intended for use for those folks who miss or forget doses of monthly HW meds, and although I don't think either of us qualifies as one of those folks, I can see how it would benefit dogs belonging to people who do forget, or are careless.Or don't care.
(Every single dog I've seen in the local rescue groups has some mention of the dog either being on, or having been on, some sort of HW treatment.) Obviously, most dogs in rescue are there because no one cared about them anyway, but still..
ARGGGHH!!!
Years ago, when once a month F&T combined with HW stuff came out (geez - what was it - Program or something like that?),

I'll go you one better. Do you remember a drug called ProBan? When I first used it, it was relatively new on the market. I used it on my first GSD.I think it was every 3rd or 4th day, #*** weight.
Despite was Mikey imagines, my dogs go all sorts of places on a regular basis (and places that are farther than a bicycle will carry! ;-D).

I couldn't be any more indifferent to what Mikey imagines than I already am.
But back to important stuff.
My dogs don't go to all the places on a regular basis that yours do, but since HW here is now a major, year around concern for us, and even though I've read about HW care over the years here, I've let most of it pass over my head. Until now. (I thought I had all bases covered with Revolution but the PITA procedure of getting Revolution now is causing me to have to seriously bone up on the other methods of prevention.)
All 3 dogs are going in today for HW testing,even though they've been on Revolution with not so much as a day missed in application for close to 9 months now.
(It still pisses me off, it does!)
Just food for thought - everyone lives a unique life and has to decide what's best for THEIR pets, but I know I appreciate hearing other opinions on stuff like this as well.

Which is why I asked you. Emotion: smile I wanted to hear your thoughts. So far, you are the only person here who has indicated having any knowledge or has had any comments about this 6 month HW prevention shot.

Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.
Terri
I believe my vet is soon to stop recommending the ProHeart shot. These are vets who are graduates of the vet school it was tested at (Auburn). ProHeart can cause serious reactions. There are other, safer types of heartworm preventative. To me, there is no need to take the risk of an adverse reaction.
I do Aussie rescue & a couple of years ago we had an applicant who took their 11 year old Aussie/Siberian mix to the vet for a checkup. The vet was out of Interceptor so talked them into get the Proheart shot. A few days later she started vomiting. Several weeks later she was having neurological symptoms. They ended up having to euthanize her. This dog was perfectly healthy prior to receiving the injection & the maker of Proheart paid her vet bills. If you like I can e-mail you his whole report, but it's quite long.
Tracy
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