Currently, we have three dogs at home. We have two small dogs, Murphy and Baxter, who weigh 14 and 12 pounds respectively. Last September, we brought home a third addition to our home, Beau, a pit bull mix.
As with our two little dogs, we put Beau on a flea and tick preventive. I chose Frontline Plus, since it was something that had always worked well for the small dogs. Since we got him in the early fall of Wisconsin, most mosquitoes and horse flies were gone, but we were still left with pesky ticks. The Frontline Plus did a thorough job of reducing the tick situation on the dogs.
So, after the snow began to melt and ticks began to make their way back into our yard this spring, I headed to the Drs. Foster and Smith Retail Store to purchase my first few applications of Frontline Plus for the dogs. I went home and applied the Frontline Plus for the next two months, and that is when the mosquitoes and horse flies came. This year has been wet in the Northwoods of Wisconsin. We can’t complain, as we truly have needed the rain. However, with wet and warm weather come mosquitoes.
I began noticing that Beau had bumps on him and he was biting at them trying to itch them, much like we do with mosquito bites. It seemed that mosquitoes and flies REALLY liked Beau, which hadn’t been an issue with the two smaller dogs. I guess you could compare it to how some people are just mosquito magnets and others are never bothered. Recently, he was bitten by a fly and had his eye nearly swollen shut from one bite.
I wasn’t sure what to do and asked several co-workers what they thought I could do. One co-worker mentioned trying K9 Advantix II, as it not only helps with ticks, but repels biting flies and mosquitoes. That afternoon, I took a walk back to the store and purchased a box of K9 Advantix II for Beau. Within just a couple days of application, I noticed Beau’s itchy bumps disappearing and he wasn’t being bothered so much while we were outside. It worked! I know I was happy with the purchase, and I think Beau was just as happy.
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- Mosquito Control – Other ways to control mosquitoes and reduce the chances of you and your pets being bitten.