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Old 04-14-2006, 04:36 AM   #1
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Now that the weather is warming I want to use some protection for Diezel to prevent flees and ticks. I want to do this today since he is going to get groomed tomorrow morning.

My question is when any if any of you use this does your baby act weird and run around like you just tortured him? I did this once before last year and I swore he was going to hide from me forever.

I am terrible at things like this even tho I know its for the better...
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Please don't use the Hartz products. They can be deadly to your yorkie and other pets. Take a minute and google the word hartz and you will read thousands of horror stories.

I used it ONCE on my cats....one kitty was foaming at the mouth and shaking his head. I know he didn't ingest it, so I did a search on it and was amazed at what I read. I immediately washed it off him

Frontline or advantage are much safer, not only safer, but they're more effective too. You just place it between your dogs shoulder blades....doesn't seem to bother them at all.
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Please don't use the Hartz products. They can be deadly to your yorkie and other pets. Take a minute and google the word hartz and you will read thousands of horror stories.

I used it ONCE on my cats....one kitty was foaming at the mouth and shaking his head. I know he didn't ingest it, so I did a search on it and was amazed at what I read. I immediately washed it off him

Frontline or advantage are much safer, not only safer, but they're more effective too. You just place it between your dogs shoulder blades....doesn't seem to bother them at all.
I apologize! I screwed this one up LOL ( this is what happens when typing half asleep)

I do NOT have Hartz. I have frontline. It was giving to me from the Vet.

So I guess my questions applys to the Frontline treatment. Is this going to make him bug out and seem to bother him when I put it on? I can't stand seeing him act like something is bother him but I hate more to see him scratching like he is digging for china!

Thanks for the first info also!
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I have used front line on katy since she was 2 1/2 months old. She has never had a problem with it. I like frontline over K9 because it will kill any larvae. K9 has the mosquito control. But since Katy doesn't stay outside all day, I thought has the flea larvae protection was better.
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I use Frontline on all my babies and I have one who does what you described- she runs around the house freaking out and acting "paranoid" for hours after I give her a treatment. I really hate giving her a treatment for that reason. I have tried other products and she reacts the same way. I even tried splitting the dose in two- that didn't make a difference.
Whenever I have tried other products I have found fleas and/or ticks on my dogs- so I stick with the Frontline. I figure if she is going to react that way no matter what, might as well use what I feel works the best.
By the way, this last time I gave her a treatment, immediately afterward that I took her for a walk to "distract her". That seemed to work- when we got back home about 45 minutes later she seemed to be acting like her normal self. So I have to wonder if it is a chemical reaction to the Frontline, or just her being upset/nervous because she can feel it and not rub it off...
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I use Frontline on all my babies and I have one who does what you described- she runs around the house freaking out and acting "paranoid" for hours after I give her a treatment. I really hate giving her a treatment for that reason. I have tried other products and she reacts the same way. I even tried splitting the dose in two- that didn't make a difference.
Whenever I have tried other products I have found fleas and/or ticks on my dogs- so I stick with the Frontline. I figure if she is going to react that way no matter what, might as well use what I feel works the best.
By the way, this last time I gave her a treatment, immediately afterward that I took her for a walk to "distract her". That seemed to work- when we got back home about 45 minutes later she seemed to be acting like her normal self. So I have to wonder if it is a chemical reaction to the Frontline, or just her being upset/nervous because she can feel it and not rub it off...
Exactly what I was thinking.. I have the leash right next to the treatment...lol Question is will I be able to harness on while he runs away from me Is 24 long enough before bathing? We have a grooming appointment tomorrow morning at 10am.

Also, I think it bothers because they can feel it. You know that feeling when we put color on our hair and you feel it dripping and you cant scratch it.. hehe I think it might be the same feeling
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Sometimes Bailey acts strange when I put his flea med on, I have asked my vet, cause It seems like it burns or affects him somehow, he gets all skiddish and won't come to me,, but about 1-2 hours later it is forgotten, and it doesnt happen every time I apply it, I don't know what it is... But there is no burn or reaction, just him acting weird.
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Exactly what I was thinking.. I have the leash right next to the treatment...lol Question is will I be able to harness on while he runs away from me Is 24 long enough before bathing? We have a grooming appointment tomorrow morning at 10am.

Also, I think it bothers because they can feel it. You know that feeling when we put color on our hair and you feel it dripping and you cant scratch it.. hehe I think it might be the same feeling

My vet told me that he didn't feel like I should put it on a freshly bathed dog- he said to wait a day or two after their bath before applying. (that way they get some natural oil built back up again on their skin) So we always give bathes two days before it's time to treat again.

As far as harnessing goes after treatment- as soon as she sees her leash, all is forgotten! All she is concerned with is getting in her harness and gettin' goin"!
Is he harness the style where you can put it on, then apply the treatment?

Also, since you have a grooming appointment you may want to wait for a day or two after that to apply the Frontline. It says on their web site that it takes 24 hours to "spread", so you may not want to wash it off right away.
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My vet told me that he didn't feel like I should put it on a freshly bathed dog- he said to wait a day or two after their bath before applying. (that way they get some natural oil built back up again on their skin) So we always give bathes two days before it's time to treat again.

As far as harnessing goes after treatment- as soon as she sees her leash, all is forgotten! All she is concerned with is getting in her harness and gettin' goin"!
Is he harness the style where you can put it on, then apply the treatment?

Also, since you have a grooming appointment you may want to wait for a day or two after that to apply the Frontline. It says on their web site that it takes 24 hours to "spread", so you may not want to wash it off right away.

DID IT! and he was fine... put it on went for a walk and it was easy as that. Thanks for the advice. He isnt going to the groomer until tomorrow so he just over 24 hours. It shouldnt take to long to cover his tiny little body
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DID IT! and he was fine... put it on went for a walk and it was easy as that. Thanks for the advice. He isnt going to the groomer until tomorrow so he just over 24 hours. It shouldnt take to long to cover his tiny little body
That's great information to know! Thanks for testing my theory- next time I will know for sure to take her for a walk afterward.
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Zoe does the same thing after I put her frontline on...it seems to hurt her so I am afraid to put it on Lizzy..
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Ok I spoke to soon... over an hour later and he is jsut walking in circles trying to lay down up again walkig around... UGH I hate this part.. especially since he wants nothing to do with me
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Ok I spoke to soon... over an hour later and he is jsut walking in circles trying to lay down up again walkig around... UGH I hate this part.. especially since he wants nothing to do with me
You may want to check with your vet and see if perhaps he is having some kind of reaction. None of my animals have ever reacted like what you described w/ Frontline. Btw, my vet suggested putting it on right before bedtime so that's what I do. They also said to get it as close to the skin as possible, but NOT to rub it in in any manner.

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Exclamation HARTZ is TERRIBLE!

"Please don't use the Hartz products. They can be deadly to your yorkie and other pets. Take a minute and google the word hartz and you will read thousands of horror stories."

The level of carcinogens in all Hartz products are amaizing! They're alkaline level is really high too! Quite the poisonous product. I'd wash it off and wash it off fast and don't be surprised if his hair is slightly died at the sight of application(s). You should really spend the extra money to get a better grade flea proventative!
Oh, not to mention the practises this company takes to test them on animals before the product even hits the shelf! I don't buy anything-not even toys or treats that come from that company!
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"Please don't use the Hartz products. They can be deadly to your yorkie and other pets. Take a minute and google the word hartz and you will read thousands of horror stories."

The level of carcinogens in all Hartz products are amaizing! They're alkaline level is really high too! Quite the poisonous product. I'd wash it off and wash it off fast and don't be surprised if his hair is slightly died at the sight of application(s). You should really spend the extra money to get a better grade flea proventative!
Oh, not to mention the practises this company takes to test them on animals before the product even hits the shelf! I don't buy anything-not even toys or treats that come from that company!
I made my correction in an Earlier post. I am using frontline. Not sure where I got hartz from.. I couldnt figure out how to change the title of the post.
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