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Billy No Mates

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by McKenzie, Apr 13, 2011.


  1. McKenzie

    McKenzie PetForums VIP

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    I'm starting to get a little paranoid about ticks as there is lots of wildlife and bushes where I usually walk McKenzie.

    Has anyone used Billy No Mates? Does it work? And can I use it with Advantage?

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Leah84

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    i use it and haven`t had a problem with ticks :) i shouldn`t imagine it`d interfere with advantage as it`s purely herbal but if i remember advantage is effective against ticks anyway? i don`t use any other form of flea/tick repellent (well other than BNM and garlic) so couldn`t say for sure
     
  3. McKenzie

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    Hmmm I just realised I use Advocate not Advantage! :eek:

    The advocate says it prevents 'biting lice' amongst other things, but not ticks
     
  4. Leah84

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    haha i know nothing about those two other than advantage also covers lungworm apparently, i avoid them as i can never remember which one it is that`s toxic to cats plus jake itches like mad with any sort of flea treatment so i just avoid the chemical ones :)
     
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    We use the liquid form of bnm mainly because we found bear would loose his hair with any spot on treatment so far so good
     
  6. Leah84

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    i didn`t know you used BNM too haha have you noticed an improvement in coat condition? since switching jake from the chemical treatments i`ve found his coat is like silk to touch plus no more pesky flaky bits and scratching!
     
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    We have used the dried herb for 12months or so now but I think I saw the liquid one on your pics so ordered that instead last month it's slot better IMO!

    I love Csj herbs I always look there first for anything lol hate using chemicals on the boys
     
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    My BNM tincture arrived this morning, will add it to her food later.

    We've never flea treated Poppy at all before. Like McKenzie, she is a white dog and she's brushed every day so fleas and ticks easy to spot. She's never scratched or had a flea although did have one tick last year on her face.

    I decided not to give any spot on since our cat had a reaction this year. Wont be giving the cat any more, she will have BNM too.

    I wish I had noticed on their website the Four Seasons Natural Wormer as I would have ordered it at the same time and got everything for one delivery charge, there was an info leaflet in with my order and I think it's worth a try.
     
  9. McKenzie

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    Right it seems like I'm going to get some BNM! Thanks for all your opinions.

    Those of you who go natural, what do you use for worming?

    I just looked at the Advocate packet and it doesn't say it prevents Lungworm! Why did I think it did??? Lungworm is the very serious one isn't it? :eek:
     
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    I don't tend to worm very often maybe every 5-6months they get raw carrots every day which are a natural de wormer
     
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    Have a look at the link I posted above McKenzie for the Four Seasons natural wormer, I'm going to give that a try.

    Wow, I never knew that! Poppy loves raw carrot.
     
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    i was sure advocate did prevent lunworm, in fact i`m positive it does :confused:

    i have to admit for worming i use milbemax, not risking lungworm as i live in a high risk area. i think i`ll also do a week dosage once a year with panacur just to be extra careful, south wales is rife with it right now and often if they have it it doesn`t show till it`s too late :(

    with the BNM tincture if you`re feeding dried food be careful, it just dropped to the bottom of the bowl with jake and he wouldn`t touch it the fly git he is :rolleyes: i break up a wheetabix and squirt the dose onto half a biscuit everyday for him that way it`s inside the biscuit but he can1`t taste it as he hates even the smell of it. oh yeah and if you get the tincture there`s nothing to measure it out with included so i found a spare syringe, knew they`d come in handy one day it`s just one of the ones you get with the kids bottles of nurofen but it`s great for giving precise measurements :)
     
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    Oh yes the Advocate does lungworm :eek: I think I'm losing my mind!!!

    Thanks for the hints about the BNM :)
     
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    I tried the herb form of Billy No Mates in Freddies food but he refused to eat it - it smells strongly.

    I now just pop a garlic tablet in his food as well as using Advocate. Fingers crossed we have never had a flea or tick
     
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    They bottle does have a measuring bit they top side with the while lid, take it off and squeeze it fills that around and that's 10mls :) I plonked it on the dry food but they eat it the first time they kinda looked at me funny but they aren't fussed now I think they are used to the smell because of the dry herbs
     
  16. Leah84

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    yeah but 10mls is WAY too much! it`s only supposed to be 1ml per day per kg body weight so i need 2.5mls per day so the little measuring thing is useless plus it never fills to the same level everytime - the syringe is much more accurate as i don`t wanna be giving him too much
     
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    Apple cider Vinegar is also good for repelling tick and fleas i put a cap full in their water bowl every day :)

    Its also good for other things as well. BNM is great stuff i have used this in the passed as well.:)
     
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    Is that for Jake? Is Jake the pup in your photo sig? Only 2.5kg? Sorry if I'm getting mixed up if you have another pup - doesn't take much for me :lol:.

    Poppy is a 10 month old bichon and weighs 5kg so she will need 5ml per day - we bought a 5ml oral dosing syringe from the chemist, 75p.
     
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    The website says 1ml per 10kg - if that's right shouldn't Poppy only be getting 1/2ml? Maybe that's not right....
     
  20. LostGirl

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    yes true i do it by eye only coz we are used to those bottles lol because we use similar for the snakes :D
     
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