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I check into the availability of Frontline here in Indiana.  I've only
been going over-the-counter here so far.  Thanks again!

Kim

On Sat, 24 Apr 1999, Dean Mair wrote:

> At 06:51 PM 4/24/99 -0500, kim.m.olson-kopp.1 wrote:
>
> >I have a question about flea and tick medicine.  We've tried a
> >collar--didn't work.  Now we're trying the once a month application (45%
> >.....
> >Are there treatments that actually work?  How about alternative ones?
>
> I use Frontline Top Spot. I've used it here in Florida for over a year
> and have had not problems. It says it "kills fleas up to 3 months. Kills
> ticks for 1 month." Under frequency, "A once monthly use is recommended
> where there is a high risk of reinfestation." Florida is a bug capital
> and I've heard others that have been successful with Frontline as well
> as its competitor, Advantage. I also have heard others not successful
> but they are definitely fewer. Maybe it is the dogs chemistry.
>
> As far as how I use it. I wait till I see a dog scratch. If it scratches
> for 2 days, I apply to all dogs. The last time I applied it was 3/21. The
> time before that was 9/9 and we had a mild winter.
>
> For those with multiple dogs, you can buy larger dosage and use a needle
> to divide it among a couple dogs. Got the approval of my vet and it saves
> money.
>
> Dean
>