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Flea and Tick Medicine

by Debbie
(Chesapeake,Va.)

Is K9 Advantix safe for my Aussie? I have heard that certain medicines are poison for them and I was wondering if this was one of them. What would be a good alternative?

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Flea and tick meds safe for aussies
by: Ellen

We use Frontline Plus. It's fine for the dogs and there is no problem. There are many meds that are toxic. Have your dog tested for MDR1 gene.

Ellen

aussie
by: Anastasia

The best solution is to ask a dog expert about K9 Advantix and to find out if it is safe to use or not.

Flea/Tic medication for Aussies
by: Anonymous

I agree you should work with your vet, but not all vets are aware of Aussies sensitivities to Ivermectin.

MDR1
by: Jill

Please have your dogs tested for the MDR 1 gene.
you can go online and look up this and get a list of drugs Aussies can be sensitive to,of course NO ivermectin ever!!!

Note from Anton: Here is a link with more info about Problem Drugs

My MDR1 dog had paralysis from Frontline
by: Wendy

I thought Frontline was wonderful until my dog at age 8 months had a paralysis of her hind leg from it. Just a note, if you use flea preventatives consider that they are effective against fleas for 90 days yet tell you to reapply every 30 days.

With that, I'm eager to find out if anyone with an MDR1 positive dog has found a safe alternative, I've tried herbal sprays, herbal drops, flea combe, shampoos, Program, etc. My poor little girl is allergic to fleas and suffering.

Wendy

My MDR-1 Positive Aussie
by: B.Tracy

My Aussie is MDR-1 positive and I found out the hard way when she was a puppy. However, she is one year old now and I have safely used Trifexis on her for several months. I buy it for a larger dog out of Australia and cut the pills to cut down on the cost.

I do need help with a tick repellent. I am training her in search and rescue and the ticks are horrible right now. Advice?

reply re:mdr1 gene
by: Anonymous

I have 2 aussies. One of them was tested as normal/mutant by WSU vet school. Up until now, the dog is currently 6 yrs. old he has always been given interceptor. That drug is no longer available nor is sentinel another safe drug for him.

WSU tells me that I can give him small doses of those drugs containing ivermectin which from everything I know is not acceptable. My vet told me I could try topical Revolution. Reading the side affects of that drug causes some dread on my part. Have any of you used Revolution with an mdr positive aussie and if so were there any side effects.
thanks
anne

Revolution
by: Anonymous

I used Revolution on my Sheltie and he had very bad side affects! He became lethargic, dilated pupils, shaking. The flea preventative I use now is Program which is a monthly pill. I use Interceptor for heartworm (which was discontinued so now I'm up in the air about what to do) and there isn't a safe tick preventative I have found.

Trifexis adverse reaction
by: Lori S

Had my 2 year Aussie on for about 8 months no issues . Then last month she became very lethargic for 2 days, decided not to give it to her anymore. Any suggestion on flea treatments that are safe? We live at the beach and have to something just not sure what!!!

MDR1
by: Robyn

It says on most sites that the heart worm preventive drugs Revolution is NOT SAFE for dogs who may have the MDR1 gene. Read people, before giving your dog medication.

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