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    QuestionFlea and Tick Medications

    We have always used Frontline for fleas/ticks. Even though I make sure to apply it directly to his skin, it still seems that it gets soaked up by his fur leaving a wet, oil slick on his upper back. Is it just me or is that how it works? Is there anything that isn't quite so messy?
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    I have the same problem. It seems to go away after a couple of days.

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    Remy doesn't have that much of a problem, but that happens with Brooklyn. We have to leave her downstairs the night we apply so it doesn't get all over the comforter.
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    That sounds about right to me. I usually make sure I apply it when they aren't playing with other dogs that day.

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    Yep. Same thing happens with Abbey!

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    It is normal. Also, try to not them them swim up to 48 hours after application.



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    Yep! I always make sure they don't have to "do anything" for a couple of days.

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    After we got a bad batch of frontline and got completely infested with fleas , we switched to Comfortis. Simple, easy pill that they readily eat. No muss, no fuss.

    Downside is that it is for fleas only....not ticks. But ticks just have never been a problem. I check them regularly for ticks. So far, I'm way more than happy with the Comfortis.

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    That happens to me sometimes too. I do it the same every time but once in awhile I will see this "slick" spot on them. It is usually dry by morning.

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