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    Default Advocate for border collies

    Hi everyone,
    I really need advice on this. I have read alot of information online that advocate is not suitable for border collies. However, when I mention it to my vet, my vet recommends on using it and did not say that it is not suitable.

    Does anyone here use advocate on border collies too? What other flea/deworm did you use if you aren't using advocate?

    Thanks!
    Cynthia

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    It contains moxidectin ( spelling?) and some collies are sensitive to it and can have a reaction. Our vet explained its safe to use as spot on treatment but not orally. We are using it for our border collie x without any problems. But we were told to make sure she doesn't lick it from our other dogs back.

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    Thank you! I didn't know about the oral treatment. Am using the spot on now. Glad to hear that!!!

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    I use sentinel for my dogs, it's a chewable tablet (they love the taste of) and it also treats fleas, heartworm and intestinal worms. It also treats tapeworm which a lot of combination treatments (including advocate) don't. The active ingredients in sentinel are milbemycin oxime, praziquantel and lufenuron so should be safe for use in border collies

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    I think there is a simple test that can be done to see if your BC is sensitive, might be worth asking your vet. None of mine are.

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    I use revolution spot on and if you get a 6 month pack from the vet - it comes with the wormer.

    There are no paralysis ticks here so I only have to use something else if I go east.

    Sentinel looks great. Much less hassle.

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    I use Panoramis for Maggie on the vets recommendation and she has no problems with it. BC's seem to be a bit sensitive to some things. I admit I am a bit paranoid as she reacted to her vaccination.

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    Unless you have a problem there's no real need to use chemicals every month. I don't use a thing unless I see a flea, then I use natural products.
    http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c11/Mali_nut/K9LOGO.jpg

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    We must have fierce fleas here. As soon as the protection ends Maggie scratches like a mad thing.

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    is Maggie a BC too?
    Quote Originally Posted by farrview View Post
    We must have fierce fleas here. As soon as the protection ends Maggie scratches like a mad thing.

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