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    It is that time again around the house when we put new flea collars on all the animals (3 dogs and 3 cats). We have always just bought regular flea collars for our cats and older two dogs, as Edgar was just a puppy last year we chose to not treat him for fleas...lucky for us we were flea free. Now that it's getting to be about that time of year again for us I was wondering what everyone uses to prevent fleas on their puggies. I'm not sure how I feel about putting a collar on Ed, we all know the issues with collars and pugs. Any suggestions would be helpful!
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    I don't know what the rules are in the States, but here in the UK what appear to be the more effective flea and tick treatments are only available on prescription by a vet after they've personally examined your pet to insure there are no health issues. I stopped using flea collars decades ago after I discovered that my beautiful Burmese cat had a completely bald ring around his neck underneath the collar. He lived to twenty years old and that fur never grew back!
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    Been using Revolution here since both were born...that's almost six years. No problems or fleas. I don't care for flea collars either but you should speak with your vet to get a responsible choice matrix.
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    I also really like revolution. I was very skeptical since it goes into their bloodstream, but it works so very well.

    Some dogs have reactions to some of the poisons. Some don't. If you can find out if your pug's parents had any issues that would help you narrow down what to avoid.
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    My vet is excited about a new product, Bravecto, which is both more gentle (far less neurotoxic, with amazing results in clinical trials) and more effective than most flea/tick products — it's also being used (off label, since trials haven't been completed yet) with fabulous results, better than any other med, he says, for demodectic mange. It's a chew and lasts for 3 months—for the first time, Dr. Chumley hasn't succumbed to flea bite dermatitis this summer, so I'm sold on it!
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    I don't care for flea collars, or new flea meds even.....I like to stick with what I know doesn't cause a problem. For us that is frontline, and a "bug check" with a flea comb every time he comes in from outside.

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    well I can certainly vouch for Bravecto killing off demodex - Xanthe has almost completely grown back the fur she lost on her legs and head due to generalised demodectic mange since giving it to her 5 weeks ago I think now. Going to put up some before and after photos of her looking totally beautiful again soon!

    Ooh! Thought I'd better just emphasise that Bravecto is for dogs only, NOT cats!
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    Revolution here too. I like that it takes care of other parasites too, like heartworm and ear mites. I would prefer to use something natural but this the the only thing that has worked for us. Make sure you use the right one for the weight of your animal.
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