FrontlinePlus or Advantix

Most dogs need flea meds, and the ones in the grocery store are useless (at least in my experience). So I started our little pooch on FrontlinePlus from the time she was about 8 months old. Then I changed vets and the new vet carried Advantix, so we switched. Perhaps in the 6 years that have passed, my dog has also developed allergies that make her itchier than she was before. But I have to say that I think FrontlinePlus works much better. The dose is more medication, and it just seems to keep the fleas away for longer. In fact, there were times I would apply the FrontlinePlus less frequently than recommended, since the fleas were staying away. With the Advantix I was noticing fleas on her before the month was up. Not good.

I’ve also been on the hunt for itchy dog remedies and found the following recommendations: fish oil pills, oatmeal baths, soap-free shampoos, food that does not contain corn or wheat, spinach, and omega 3 & 6 vitamin supplements.

Anyone have input on the flea meds? Or itchy skin?