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Old 04-12-2013, 08:17 PM   #16
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I use Revolution on my cats and it's great. Frontline stopped working and my cats always seem to have problems with it after dosing. Revolution doesn't seem to bother them. I have 11 cats on it now.

Why are you paying for vet visit? Have they not seen your pets for awhile?

Also, make sure none of this stuff gets into your aquariums! Especially, your shrimp.
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I use Revolution on my cats and it's great. Frontline stopped working and my cats always seem to have problems with it after dosing. Revolution doesn't seem to bother them. I have 11 cats on it now.

Why are you paying for vet visit? Have they not seen your pets for awhile?

Also, make sure none of this stuff gets into your aquariums! Especially, your shrimp.
That's the nice thing about Comfortis. It's oral. You give the cat or dog a pill. Just like the heartworm meds.

http://www.comfortis.com/
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:21 PM   #18
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You could just keep them shaved and oiled , then they would just slide off .
+1... Seems like sound logic to me!

My 3 dogs get trifexis
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Wow so many replies!!!!

I'm going to look into some of the brands and stuff you guys mentioned. There has to be something that will work

As for the vet they charge you to just walk in the door ><
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Wow so many replies!!!!

I'm going to look into some of the brands and stuff you guys mentioned. There has to be something that will work

As for the vet they charge you to just walk in the door ><
Why go to the vet for flea meds? If you do have to get your meds from a vet, is there a mobile vet near you? I've got a mobile pet med van near me, super cheap for vaccines and other meds.
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Traveling and competing with my dogs, I've had too much experience with fleas.

You have to treat the dog(s) and the environment they live in and it becomes out war. Brushing & stripping out under coat of dead fur. Flea bath, I use Sargent's Oatmeal flea & tick dog shampoo. Then frontline. Serious cleaning of the floors, daily for a 3 days after the last time the doing scratches. Empty the vac. outside after each vacuuming. Store vac. in garage. (fleas in the van can get back in the house). Wash all dog beds.

Then I use Cedarcyde on carpets, wood floors. If the dog goes on furiture I'd suggest you spray that too. I have kennel runs they get hit with Cedarcyde too.

http://www.cedarcidestore.com/catalo...88/3194699.htm

when I travel to a dog show, I try to get the dogs a flea bath before we come home as fleas can travel from dog to dog.

Those that take dogs to dog parks are at risk after the last frost each year until the 1st frost of fall.

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Old 04-13-2013, 10:08 PM   #22
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Wow so many replies!!!!

I'm going to look into some of the brands and stuff you guys mentioned. There has to be something that will work

As for the vet they charge you to just walk in the door ><

I would find another vet . Since my vet has seen my cats before, I can just go in and buy the flea meds any time they are open. They even help me save money on them too.
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I've never had any luck with frontline, advantix, or some of the off brands. i've found regular baths and constant vacuuming seems to do the best. DE helps as well on the carpets a few hours before vacuuming.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:10 PM   #24
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they can also lay eggs in your curtains- so often overlooked. I found out the hard way when we had huge curtains and a constant onslaught of fleas. The shaving and oiling would work too.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:24 AM   #25
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Traveling and competing with my dogs, I've had too much experience with fleas.

You have to treat the dog(s) and the environment they live in and it becomes out war. Brushing & stripping out under coat of dead fur. Flea bath, I use Sargent's Oatmeal flea & tick dog shampoo. Then frontline. Serious cleaning of the floors, daily for a 3 days after the last time the doing scratches. Empty the van. outside after each vacuuming. Store van. in garage. (fleas in the van can get back in the house). Wash all dog beds.

Then I use Cedarcyde on carpets, wood floors. If the dog goes on furiture I'd suggest you spray that too. I have kennel runs they get hit with Cedarcyde too.

http://www.cedarcidestore.com/catalo...88/3194699.htm

when I travel to a dog show, I try to get the dogs a flea bath before we come home as fleas can travel from dog to dog.

Those that take dogs to dog parks are at risk after the last frost each year until the 1st frost of fall.
This is spot on. It's not enough to just treat the dogs. Once you're infested, you have to treat the yard, and the house as well as the dogs... without killing the dogs or yourself.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:33 AM   #26
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We have dogs and cats and have tried numerous medications and treatments to no avail. Finally, I talked to a friend who has been living in Germany for a few years and she said fleas are practically non-existent where she lives. They don't use any chemicals, but the animals never go outside (in a condo) and they vacuum daily. So we kept our dogs in our sunroom and vacuumed twice daily for about 2 weeks, only letting them out to do their business. Sure enough, just by vacuuming up the flea eggs and keeping the dogs inside (away from the fleas outdoors), the problems went away. The fleas in the yard either died or moved on, and the ones indoors got vacuumed up.

I'm not sure if it's a european thing or what, but she says people treated her like she was dumb for wanting to treat her animals with chemicals when all it took was a thorough vacuuming.

Ever since, we vacuum the house daily and have had no problems with fleas. It's going on 3 years now with no expensive flea medications and no fleas. Vacuuming daily was a pain at first, but you work it into your routine.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:20 AM   #27
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Lots of baths and lots of vacuuming. I used cheap flea killer on the carpets too. Not sure how well it actually worked but with vacuuming every other day and spraying flea killer on the carpet on days you don't vacuum worked good. Also vacuuming kills fleas.

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Old 04-16-2013, 04:25 AM   #28
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Coffee I just did that tonight hopefully it'll work

Indy, hmm maybe ill get that going at the end of the semester in two weeks, it's just hard right now to do that
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+1 on vacuuming for fleas. In fact, I learned that from my vet when I asked him to recommend a good exterminator. Saved me money and no poisons to worry about.
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I've never had any luck with frontline, advantix, or some of the off brands.
In my experience they all work fine for general prevention if you don't have fleas, but if you have a full on infestation they do very little to help, especially if you have a neighbor with fleas that keep re-infesting your dog (you will probably never win that battle), or your yard or house is heavily infested - you'll have to treat those in addition to your dog. Something else like capstar could be used to kill adult fleas on your dog - it works REALLY well on adult fleas, in my experience most are dead within a few hours, but needs to be repeated at intervals as new ones hatch - we used this a lot when I was fostering kittens, and it's available OTC.

Flea meds are much cheaper if you don't buy them from your vet. I buy the largest size of generic frontline and one tube treats all 3 of my dogs for about $10 a month.
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