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  1. #11
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    I haven't used flea treatment for years! waste of money in QLD where they are immune, and swimming does just as well in Victoria

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    I think it depend where you live. When I lived in a warm sandy fishing and grain export port town on the beach with a meditteranean climate, where the fleas were fierce and there were lots of rats. They were incredible. One of my dogs was allergic and I tried everything including all the natural methods but she would be rubbed raw. When the newer products came on the market it made a huge difference and I rotated them through the year to try and delay resistance. She became a different dog and lived till she was 17.

    These days I live in dry granite country and fleas are no problem so I dont use a flea treatment.

    I do however treat for heartworm because that is a problem in some of the wetter areas I visit when trialing where the mossies are voracious.

    Border collies can be sensitive to the Ivermectin family which is used in heartworm prevention. So any product that treats for worms can be suspect. I dont know any that are sensitive but it is always a risk if they have a certain genotype.

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    Yes I knew about invermectin and it is always worth checking if you have a BC. Maggie is a BC x kelpie. A BC temperament and sensitivities it appears

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    I keep thinking this is a thread about lawyers (advocates) for dogs...

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