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Flea meds

Posted by on Nov. 27, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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what is the best flea med?

I know people say the ones that walmart sells are not good at all, and can actualyl cause them to get sick.  So which brands work?

by on Nov. 27, 2012 at 4:31 PM
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AccessoryChic
by Member on Nov. 27, 2012 at 4:34 PM
I found on Pinterest to use blue dawn dish soap to bathe your animals. It is suppose to get rid of fleas and it is cheap.
rawrmommysaurus
by on Nov. 27, 2012 at 5:25 PM

have you tried it, or know someone personally that has.

Quoting AccessoryChic:

I found on Pinterest to use blue dawn dish soap to bathe your animals. It is suppose to get rid of fleas and it is cheap.


Bluetick
by on Nov. 27, 2012 at 5:26 PM
I'm the owner of a USDA certified kennel I use bio-spot
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marshsmom
by on Nov. 27, 2012 at 5:28 PM

Depending on your climate Dawn dish soap can work if used regularly.  If you live in a climate that is warmer year round you will need a regular monthly preventative.  I use Comfortis, but really anything from your vet will work.  The OTC stuff is not very effective and can be dangerous.  I like Comfortis because it is a pill instead of a spot treatment on the back of the neck.  There is no residue to get on my son's hands or the furniture or carpet.

marshsmom
by on Nov. 27, 2012 at 5:28 PM

BTW, using Dawn, you want to leave it on the dog or cat for 5 minutes to kill the fleas.

marshsmom
by on Nov. 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM

Do you raise Bluetick hounds?  Just wondering cause I saw your screen name :)

Quoting Bluetick:

I'm the owner of a USDA certified kennel I use bio-spot


Buggy979
by Danette on Nov. 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM
I can't remember what mine takes but its a pill once a month... Got from the vet!
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wish_hope
by on Nov. 27, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Comfortis. Its a pill (chewable) you can get from the vet. Starts working in 30 mins and kills fleas and eggs for a month


mrsfred07
by on Nov. 27, 2012 at 5:34 PM
We are using Comfortis. We tried both Frontline and K9 Advantix II (Advantage II for the cat) and couldn't figure out why they weren't working. After discussing the issue with the vet, I was told that fleas have basically built up a tolerance to those medications. We planned on trying Comfortis first, then Trifexus (I think I misspelled that). thankfully, the Comfortis did the trick.
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Bluetick
by on Nov. 27, 2012 at 5:35 PM
We do raise different breeds of coonhounds

Quoting marshsmom:

Do you raise Bluetick hounds?  Just wondering cause I saw your screen name :)


Quoting Bluetick:

I'm the owner of a USDA certified kennel I use bio-spot


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