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Bio Spot Defense Flea & Tick Control For Dogs - Preventic Amitraz Tick Collar for Dogs
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Bio Spot Defense Flea & Tick Control For Dogs
Preventic Amitraz Tick Collar for Dogs
Kills Fleas checkmark X mark
Repels Fleas checkmark X mark
Kills Flea eggs and Larvae checkmark X mark
Kills Ticks checkmark checkmark
Repels Ticks checkmark X mark
Kills and/or Repels Mosquitoes checkmark X mark
Prevents Heartworm X mark X mark
Other Parasites Information X mark X mark
Waterproof (shampooing once a week can reduce effectiveness) X mark checkmark
Safe for pregnant or nursing Pets Consult your veterinarian Consult your veterinarian
How long does it take to work 1-2 Days 1 day
Taste Applied to Skin Applied to Skin
Active Ingredient(s) Permethrin/Pyriproxyfen (Nylar) Amitraz
RX Required X mark X mark
Dosage
Usage Bio Spot Defense Flea & Tick Control For Dogs Usage Preventic Amitraz Tick Collar for Dogs Usage
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Vet Review This topical product that has been around for years is really a potluck type product in my opinion and experience. Many of my clients, who could not afford the other commonly veterinary recommended topical flea/tick pesticides, have found this product a quite helpful much more economic and effective product than the more expensive competitors. . However I have had equal number of clients, who have used this product, been quite disappointed with the results, and their infestations seemed to have gotten worse after starting with this product. I personally don't recommend this product,for my biggest concern that overrides any economic savings that clients have, are the sometimes serious side effects I have seen with certain sensitive pets in my practice and experience. This has ranged from local irritation and greasiness in the coat, to an almost burn like eruption at place of application, to more serious systemic effects like excess drooling, ear itching/irritation and in rare cases neurological side effects including suspected seizures shortly after application. Although these side effects are not common, I feel their severity over rides my ability to recommend this product, I would stick with the more widely veterinary recommended products like Frontline, Advantage or Advantix. I therefore give this product an overall rating of a 2. Its efficacy is a 2 and its ease of use is a 4. This is one of my favorite and most effective products in preventing tick infestations on dogs of all sizes, as well as preventing the tick born diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehlrichia and Anaplasmosis. When some of the topical products have failed in some patients, I have found this collar quite valuable in significantly cutting down on tick burdens in these dogs. The effects are long lasting for up to 3 months preventing ticks from even attaching to dogs, and thus cutting down on tick exposure to humans as well. The only problems in terms of efficacy I have even seen with this product is when animal guardians apply the collar too loosely to their pets, which can cut down on its efficacy against ticks.. In order for this collar to work effectively, it must be fitted snugly against the pet's neck, where one is just able to get two fingers under the collar. If the collar is applied too loosely I have occasionally seen pets ingest this collar, leading to serious systemic reactions. The only other downside in using this collar is if the pet spends a significant time swimming during the warmer months. The collar's efficacy is cut down significantly if it is submerged in water or exposed to drenching rains. However when properly fitted to a dog's neck, this is one of the most effective products in preventing tick infestations on the market.
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