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Dear Dr. Baum --
My dogs both have fleas. I have told my dad about Advantage. But he
thinks it will
shorten my dogs' lives. How can I convince him that it will help my
dogs with their
Culver City, CA
Hi, Janelle --
You can tell your dad that I have used Advantage for the last
eight years and have found it to be highly effective in controlling
and eliminating fleas. One of the main reasons that I especially
like it is due to it's safety. Advantage is not absorbed into the
dog's system and thus the body does not need to chemically process
it. We have had virtually no other reactions other than a rare
irritation to the skin at the point of application. You can reduce
the cost of buying Advantage, if you have small dogs, by buying the
larger dog sizes and splitting the dose in an appropriate manner. If
this doesn't convince your dad, he is welcome to call me at my
office to discuss it.
Barry M. Baum D.V.M. (310) 559-3770
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