We live in Northern Illinois and have 2 dogs (a Pit Bull and a Yorkie). We purchased the appropriate package for each dogs weight.. Put the product on exactly as it says to (hadn't bathed our dogs for almost a week). We had noticed a few fleas on them and that's why we purchased, thinking since it was the same ingredients as K9 advantix it had to be good, right? Wrong, the base ingredient is definitely different and the product is very watery, even after a week my big dog still looked so greasy! No one wanted to pet him. It also made his fur very dandruffy on the greasy spots. Even after 48 hours I was still seeing a few fleas, never dying always alive! This product claims it "repels" fleas, it does not! No product on the market actually repels fleas. Had I noticed any dead fleas, dying fleas or no fleas I would have assumed the product was working. But, when you only see live fleas it's clearly not working. Don't assume because it has similar ingredients as another product it will work the same (you get what you pay for). We returned VetGuard to Walmart and headed to the vet for an oral treatment (Nexgard) so we could avoid any greasy spot on treatments around our son or myself (33 weeks pregnant). With Nexgard I have noticed a couple fleas, always at the top of the fur (meaning they are dying) or dead in their beds so we know it's working! More expensive, yes. But when you have a flea situation you'll basically do whatever it takes! Remember you can't get rid of a flea situation without diligence (vacuuming daily we put a flea collar in our vacuum bag and treating outside) it will take time to get rid of these suckers! I.hate.fleas. I was very hopeful with VetGuard and very disappointed when it didn't work. In 8 years living at our house we've never had a flea problem until this fall (2015).
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