We're recently come back into the doggy community two years after losing our beloved Lucky - at the tender age of 14 years and 8 months that was almost a record for a husky
So, now we have Balto
a beautiful Alaskan Malamute! he's already about 40 kgs at only 11 months he's quite a handful!
That picture was on the day we adopted him from a foster care in Ronda - way down south for us! - back in early February and he's a lot bigger - and stronger! . now!
As you can see he's lovely and white - just right to show up fleas and garrapatas
(ticks) now that spring is here. So we've established him on our usual regime of Advantix
for the outside and Zipyran for the inside. But our vet has suggested something new, Nexgard
, which works for both in one dose. The reviews
I've seen look good and I'm wondering if anyone else has any experience of this.
Our vet says that the big advantage is that it kills fleas and ticks instantly on contact - so no bite injuries, skin infections, etc. it also works for the full 30 days apparently whereas Advantix is only effective against ticks for three weeks. But the big disadvantage for many of you is that unlike Advantix - at least for two weeks - it doesn't protect against the leishmaniasis mosquito. We've always taken the view that our risk is relatively small, partly because we don't love in a high risk area and also because our dogs never sleep outside at night - they're tucked up with us! - but an alternative, albeit an expensive one, would be to apply Advantix as well as I gather there's no interaction problem.
Any views, ideas, etc.