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How to keep my dogs flea-free?

My 2 goldens are both scratching and one of them seems to want to chase his tail they are constantly scratching ever since it started to get hot :(
What can I do cheaply or some kind of home remedy until I can take them to the vet ( next payday)
Thanks!

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 3:07 PM on May. 16, 2011 in Pets

Answers (10)
  • flea bath, we spend $3 at the store and they can get a bath every week
    zoejains_momma

    Answer by zoejains_momma at 3:08 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Our dogs heartworm medicine also kills fleas so they get a pill once a month and it takes care of fleas, ticks, worms, everything.
    onemellowmom

    Answer by onemellowmom at 3:10 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • lavender powder/oil keeps fleas and most bugs away. learned that from someone on here and it worked like a charm!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:12 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • @one: What is the name of the medicine?
    RedDahlia82

    Answer by RedDahlia82 at 3:19 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Comfortis.... comes at a price, but seriously a fleas doesn't live more than half an hour after being on your dog.
    hollydaze1974

    Answer by hollydaze1974 at 3:30 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Dogs should not get baths every week that is actually bad for their skin. They are Goldens so this is a breed that is prone to allergy problems. If you want them to stay flea free then you need to go ahead and get something from the vet. But also keep in mind that there could be more going on then fleas. They could definitely have fleas and a flea allergy but there are so many things that can cause this.

    KyliesMom5

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 3:40 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • Its called Sentinel
    onemellowmom

    Answer by onemellowmom at 3:49 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • try over the counter test till u can get the frontline.
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 5:49 PM on May. 16, 2011

  • sentinel, frontline, acuguard, capstar..
    cnv13085

    Answer by cnv13085 at 9:02 PM on May. 17, 2011

  • I try not to use frontline if I can help it... Otherwise, I do split 1 tube between 2 dogs of like weight.


    SEE here:  Also - we use Garlic Juice Spray and other supplements to stop fleas..


    http://bulldogvitamins.blogspot.com/2011/03/fleas-dont-do-frontline-try-garlic.html


    HOPE this helps.... I love the Natural Options for flea control

    nuvetmarie

    Answer by nuvetmarie at 9:14 AM on May. 18, 2011

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