Q. I have 150 lb. Bull/English mastiff mix. I'd like safe shampoo - yet kill germs - flea/ticks? - but only if safe. Thoughts

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A. There are a number of basic, pet approved shampoos. You can purchase one at any pet store or from your vet. Do not use human shampoos. Topical flea/tick prevention such as Frontline Plus is more effective and longer lasting than flea and tick shampoos. The recommendation is to use a topical preventative monthly and to use it year round.

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