From: tom on

"Sum Guy" <Sum(a)Guy.com> wrote in message news:4C38833C.5A5F625E(a)Guy.com...
> Char wrote:
>
>> > Has anyone successfully ordered from mail order pet supply
>> > companies, specifically for products like Revolution and
>> > Frontline flea and tick treatments?
>>
>> All the products you mentioned are pesticides and should not be used
>> on out pets. Don't wonder when your pet has seizures or gets cancer.
>
> It just goes to show how safe some pesticides are - they have very good
> specificity at targeting insects and not mammals.

Can only speak from experience. Have used these products on all of the 3
Beagles we've had in the last 25 years. Our current pup is 8, the one before
was 12 and our 1st one was 15. No seizures or cancer in any of them.

From: cshenk on
"Sum Guy" wrote
> Char wrote:

>> > Has anyone successfully ordered from mail order pet supply
>> > companies, specifically for products like Revolution and
>> > Frontline flea and tick treatments?

Sorry, didnt answer because have never mail ordered either.

>> All the products you mentioned are pesticides and should not be used
>> on out pets. Don't wonder when your pet has seizures or gets cancer.
>
> It just goes to show how safe some pesticides are - they have very good
> specificity at targeting insects and not mammals.
>
> And do you know what real, debilitating pathogens are carried by fleas
> and ticks?
>
> Don't give me that garbage about how those products shouldn't be used on
> pets. They are incredibly effective, and the harm that fleas and ticks
> can cause to cats and dogs are very significant and real.

Char is good people but has a belief that such products are more harmful
than beneficial.

One good thing about the super hot summer so far is it seems to have killed
the yard fleas down better. Less need to use yard products (we use an
organic soap which is environment friendly and kid/people/pet safe).

I'm not familiar with revolution but frontline is supposed to be good. The
ones I used to get via my vet are now over the counter here in the states.

Around here, most fleas come in from outside. There are several yard things
you can use to reduce the problems in addition to the flea meds.
Diatomaceous earth does a number on them so you can add this to pet sleeping
areas and near your entrance/exits to the house. I use the organic soap
spray in the back yard every 2 weeks (pesticidal types last up to 4 weeks
but Cash doesnt take well to them).