4 thoughts on “K9 Advantix II vs FRONTLINE Plus: Which One Is More Safe And Effective?”

  1. TRULY EXCEPTIONAL, THOROUGH COMPARISON!!!

    Several VERY superficial and apparently erroneous comparisons pop up. THIS COMPARISON RAISES RED FLAGS—ESP–ESP: “K9 ADVANTIX” Residual surface contact dangers, harmful to children / DEADLY TO CAT possibilities not present using Frontline Plus, esp once dry—since FP’s sustained efficacy is via subdermal (*under skin) glands rather than residual topical presence!! KIDS WHO LOVE HANDS-ON LOVE-SCRATCHING and face in fur hugs, or CATS WHO LOVE CONTACT PLAY AND/OR SLEEPING AGAINST DOG–RUSK REAL DANGER!!!

    That K9 Advantix has several app sites on big dogs amplifies the danger—even ince dried, if I read that right. THANKS!!!

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      Parasite control is an important part of pet parenting. Primary intestinal parasites will include roundworms,hookworms, tapeworms and whipworms. That said, worms will damage the digestive tract, and can also interfere with the absorption of all essential nutrients. Worm eggs, worm segments, and worms can be found in fecal samples with parasitic infections. Your veterinarian should test fecal samples periodically. Pups will be tested more frequently. As for fleas, they can also transmit diseases, and can cause severe irritation in both humans and animals.

      Flea allergy dermatitis mainly occurs in the late summer, thus the need for flea control. The most effective flea control measures are sold by your veterinarian. Consult with your veterinarian for advice on which products to use on your pets, and on how to use them safely.The main goal should always be to kill fleas in all life stages, as well as in the home environment. Treatment by your veterinarian will also be to control itching and secondary skin disease. Your veterinarian will prescribe medications to help with your dog’s skin condition.

      A study published in Plos One “demonstrated that the skin microbiome in dogs is highly variable in the different skin sites evaluated, and that the diversity of the skin microbiome in atopic dogs is reduced when compared to healthy dogs.” The study demonstrated that each skin site from each dog evaluated here was inhabited by a variable and unique microbiome, with significant individual variability between samples from different dogs and between different skin sites within the same dog. Differences in species richness were also seen between healthy and allergic dogs, with allergic dogs having significantly lower species richness when compared to healthy dogs. Since the number of allergic dogs enrolled into this study was small, and significant variability was observed between individuals and between different skin sites, a larger cohort of healthy and allergic dogs would have to be evaluated before drawing any further conclusions on the most important microbes inhabiting the skin of dogs, and the roles that these microbes play in health or disease states. A study of the skin microbiome of allergic dogs during acute flares and chronic skin lesions might also confirm a lowering of this bacterial diversity.” via Plos One.

      As usual, if your dog is suffering from any skin sensitivity, consult with your veterinarian.

      For more on how to treat hot spots with rooibos tea, visit:https://animalwellnessmagazine.com/rooibos-tea-a-healing-brew-for-you-and-your-dog/

  2. TRULY EXCEPTIONAL, THOROUGH COMPARISON!!!

    Several VERY superficial and apparently erroneous comparisons pop up. THIS COMPARISON RAISES RED FLAGS—ESP: “K9 ADVANTIX” residual/ongoing surface-contact dangers, harmful to children (esp eyes)/ DEADLY TO CAT (potentially) which are NOT present using Frontline Plus—esp once dry—since FP’s sustained efficacy is via subdermal (*under skin) glands rather than residual topical presence!! KIDS WHO LOVE HANDS-ON LOVE-SCRATCHING and face in fur hugs, or CATS WHO LOVE CONTACT PLAY AND/OR SLEEPING AGAINST DOG–RISK REAL DANGER!!!

    That K9 Advantix has several application spots along big dogs’ spine multiplies the danger—even once dried!!—if I read that right. THANKS!!!

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      A spot-on formulation is a solution of active ingredients. It may also contain a co-solvent and a spreading agent, ensuring the effective distribution to the entire dog’s body. Pyrethrins and pyrethroids are the active insecticidal ingredients of pyrethrum. This has been extracted from chrysanthemums, and has been in use for decades. Some signs of toxicity in dogs begin a few hours after exposure, and include excessive drooling, diarrhea, very low body temperatures, breathing difficulties, vomiting, excitability and mild tremors. Veterinarians will use activated charcoal and a medication to promote bowel movements. Vegetable oils should be avoided because they promote absorption of pyrethrum. Dogs will also need to be bathed with a mild detergent and cool or warm water. Medications and supportive care to control seizures is included in veterinary treatment. D-Limonene is also used for flea control in cats. When given in the right doses, it’s thought to be safe. That said, when bathing or sprayed on, the dosage may be up to 10 times stronger, and will then increase toxicity.

      Some signs will be excessive drooling, lack of balance and movement, tremors, and low body temperature. Dogs will vomit. Flea collars that contain dichlorvos (organophosphates) may cause skin allergies in pets. There are numerous non-toxic, organic flea and tick treatments on the market. As usual, always consult with your veterinarian for the best advice when using flea and tick treatments. It is necessary to use a flea and tick treatment on your pets, but each and every pet parent should discuss with their veterinarian the best flea and tick control methods for their specific dog or cat. There’s no need for your pets to suffer from flea bites. Pill forms work well too. Regarding the common ones, Frontline contains fipronil. This is applied in-between your dog’s shoulder blades. This works by collecting in the dog’s oil producing glands and then releasing back out into the coat. Advantage contains imidacloprid, and is also a topical. Diatomaceous earth has become a popular choice amongst pet parents that want their furry best friends to be toxin-free. This is a natural product that destroys a flea’s exoskeleton, and sucks up the fluid. You can sprinkle it on floors. Only use food or garden grade, and not pool grade. Pool grade is treated with chemicals, and should never be used as a flea control method.There are also numerous natural flea repellants that are non-toxic, and are available in collars, sprays, shampoos and pills.

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