Bio Spot for Dogs Reviews
Bio Spot for Dogs Reviews
Bio Spot for Dogs is a topical flea and tick treatment that is produced by Farnam Companies. Farnam Companies is responsible for producing all of the products marketed under the Bio Spot name, including many household flea control insecticides. Bio Spot for Dogs is available over the counter, and does not require a prescription from a veterinarian.
Bio Spot for Dogs is marketed as being relatively inexpensive, and is also available as a formula designed for flea control in cats. The ingredients of the Bio Spot line of formulas have recently come under some scrutiny by both pet owners and the EPA, for various environmental and health hazards.
Bio Spot for Dogs is currently available in four different formulas, which are each designed to be used for dogs in a specific weight tier. The weight categories are: Dogs up to 15 lbs, from 16 to 30 lbs, from 31 to 60 lbs, and for dogs over 61 lbs.
The application process of Bio Spot for Dogs is slightly different than some other topical flea and tick treatment products. For dogs up to 60 lbs in weight, ½ of the application tube’s contents are applied to the back of a dog’s neck, as close to the skin as possible. The remaining ½ of the product application tube are then applied to the base of a dog’s tail. For dogs over 60 lbs, 1/3 of the product is applied to the back of a dog’s neck, 1/3 to the middle of a dog’s back, and the remaining 1/3 of the product is then applied to the base of a dog’s tail.
There are two different active ingredients contained in Bio Spot for Dogs. The first ingredient is called methoprene, and is a widely used growth inhibitor for controlling insect populations. Methoprene is a juvenile hormone analog, which keeps a flea from maturing into its adult form. Methoprene is widely regarded as being safe, and does not seem to have any adverse effects on mammals. The other active ingredient in Bio Spot for Dogs is called Permethrin. Permethrin is a synthetic chemical that is used as an insecticide. Permethrin is a neurotoxin, causing paralysis and eventual death in insects. Permethrin is highly toxic to fish and cats, which is why Bio Spot for Dogs should never be applied to cats. Recently, there has been some suggestion that Permethrin causes adverse health reactions in dogs, though this is not adequately supported with conclusive evidence.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS AND RATINGS
Most customer reviews about Bio Spot for Dogs are negative. While a small percentage of dog owners report using this product without any serious problems, the majority of dog owners agree that this product is not effective. In addition to this, Bio Spot for Dogs seems to cause adverse health reactions in some dogs (such as severe boils, seizures, excessive drooling and temperament changes). In general, this product is not recommended by veterinarians, since they seem to have encountered many dogs with serious side effects resulting from the use of this product.
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