While topical flea and tick medications work great for some dogs, they aren’t for everyone. If your dog has a history of trouble with the topical treatments or your veterinarian has advised against them, this collar can be an excellent alternative. Flea collars are better than ever and provide virtually the same level of protection as other treatments. For roughly the same price as a 6-month course of topical treatment, the collar works for eight months.
Dog Ticks and Fleas Control, Removal, Treatment, and More
I was trying to see if there was any information on if this medication is safe for Shetland Sheepdogs. I know that some flea & tick medicines can have adverse effects on this breed.
Tick Control: Tick Control and Prevention for Dogs and Cats
Great question – with lupus we ideally want to minimize any kind of chemicals and vaccines. Definitely would do vaccines only as required by state law (e.g., rabies). Sentinel for heartworm is great. If you live in a tick area, definitely talk to your veterinarian about it. Bravecto would cover fleas and ticks together (you don’t need two flea medications). You could consider doing just ivermectin (e.g., Iverhart) for heartworm so you aren’t using two medications for fleas. I don’t think studies have been done looking at dogs with other diseases (e.g., diabetes, lupus, etc.) with any of these medications, honestly.
Flea Pills & Oral Medications for Dogs and Cats- 1800PetMeds