HELP I can't get rid of FLEAs on my dog

HELP I can't get rid of FLEAs on my dog

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Pet owner

Port Barre, LA

#1 Mar 25, 2013
Any home remedies or solutions???

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yepp

Biloxi, MS

#2 Mar 25, 2013
Give the dog a bath in Dawn dish detergent

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joseph

Opelousas, LA

#3 Mar 25, 2013
Try comfortis from the vet. And treat your yard with an insecticide.
Marcy

Port Barre, LA

#4 Mar 25, 2013
Try fabric softner it really works + makes a soft clean fresh smelling animal. My Vet recommend I
This to me and is safe on pets

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Had fleas

Lake Charles, LA

#5 Mar 26, 2013
Use dawn dish washing liquid. Also to get then out of your house, put water in a bowl then add some dawn and set it on the ground with a lamp over it. The fleas will jump in an drown.

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home remedy

Jennings, LA

#6 Mar 27, 2013
Vinegar. Pour vinegar over the dog while bathing it. Watch the fleas fall off

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Really though

Opelousas, LA

#7 Mar 27, 2013
Dawn detergent works every time.
Had Fleas Once

New Orleans, LA

#8 Mar 28, 2013
I agree with the dawn detergent treatment. Will kill every flee on the dog. Dont forget the face and let it sit for about 5 minutes to make sure.

Then, go buy some Malathon and make a strong "white" mix in a pump sprayer and spray under your house real good and then the whole yard. Wait 3 days, spray the yard again and clean the dog again.

Don't let the dog in the house!!!!!!

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babycakes

United States

#9 Mar 30, 2013
Heya.these above tips all work great, but just one more thing. If your dog's toilet is your yard, lol, check your yard. I had a hewl of a time with fleas. My two dogs kept on getting them and the whole time Ithought Iwasn't successful at killing them. Until Ifigured out that my front yard had fleas and kept reinfesting my dogs every day. There is sprays for that too. Funny thing is, my backyard is free of fleas and they never got them again. Dawn is great and I also lightly spray gain liquid softner in water on my babies. Its safe for human skin contact and awesome against fleas and smells freakin awesome. Also, to test your home for fleas. This is fun,...if ya actually have some. At night, turn out your lights and place a large low container of water on your living room floor. Float a lit tea candle in it and watch the fleas jump in the water towards the light and die of drowning. I did this way back in the day when Ifirst suspected issues. It works! Then you treat your home as uaual. Good luck

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Flea education-vet tech

United States

#11 Apr 2, 2013
I understand that in these times money is in short supply and not everyone can afford pricey products for our fury family members. Fleas are a problem year round in Louisiana especially in the Spring and Summer months. Flea shampoos and dawn dish washing liquid get the fleas off, however it doesn't prevent them from returning. To rid your pet of fleas, ticks, biting flies, lice, and other pests, you much get rid of the host, which means your pet. Which means, you must put them on a prevention to keep these nasty pests away and off of your pet, out of your home, and yard. There are several products on the market but you must be careful in choosing them because some may cause serious side effects to your pet. Ask your veterinarian for their recommendation on which product is best for you. Beware of over the counter products. The best over the OTC product would be advantage multi for dogs OR cats and Avantix. If you are having a flea problem you may have to treat your yard and home. Keep in mind that with any flea product you will still see fleas before you see progress. The flea, depending on the product you choose has to bite the animal or be in countered with the medication before it can die off. Once on prevention the host will be eliminated causing a break in the fleas life cycle.
Here are a few recomended flea preventions;
Comfortis
Advantage
Advantix
Vectra 3D
Trifexis (flea + heartworm prevention)
Revolution(flea + heartworm prevention)
There are more out there but these are by far the best. My dog uses Trifexis and It workes great!
miller girl

United States

#12 Apr 2, 2013
We get the flea pill from the vet! It's a once a month pill and it cost $15 a pill and it really keeps the fleas off!

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joseph

United States

#13 Apr 2, 2013
miller girl wrote:
We get the flea pill from the vet! It's a once a month pill and it cost $15 a pill and it really keeps the fleas off!
Easy...
We did that and treated the yard. Never had a flea problem again. I don't even have to buy the pill anymore.
You want to get rid if the problem not just put your dog outside... Or put soap on your lawn. Treat the dog with the pill treat your yard.... No more fleas. It's not an issue at all.

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Flea Education-vet tech

Washington, LA

#14 Apr 3, 2013
miller girl wrote:
We get the flea pill from the vet! It's a once a month pill and it cost $15 a pill and it really keeps the fleas off!
yes, they are about $15 for the small dose. It depends on the prise at your vet and the prices very by the weight of your pet. The more your pet weighs the higher the price of the medication. They are dosed by a weight range. These medications are dosed 10x the weight of the animal which is safe all together otherwise the FDA would not approve. Comfortis is also an all natural product. The medication tends to upset some animals stomachs there for I recommend always feeding your pet 15-20 minutes prior to administering the medication. Confortis begins to take effect after 30 minutes of intake, so if your pet was to vomit any time after that, it is ok, the medication is already in their system. However, if they regurgitate before the 30 minute mark then the medication more than likely will not take affect and a new pill should be given.
Flea Education-vet tech

Washington, LA

#15 Apr 3, 2013
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yea

Lockhart, TX

#16 Apr 3, 2013
Comfortis , and treat your yard . It's actually so easy a cave man could do it.
HubCityHammer

Hennessey, OK

#17 Apr 5, 2013
Pressure wash his azz

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Olivia

Redwood City, CA

#18 Jul 17, 2013
joseph wrote:
Try comfortis from the vet. And treat your yard with an insecticide.
Comfortis DID NOT WORK for us! We also spray house and yard. I think the fleas have developed immunity!

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Nikki

Chattanooga, TN

#19 Aug 10, 2013
Marcy wrote:
Try fabric softner it really works + makes a soft clean fresh smelling animal. My Vet recommend I
This to me and is safe on pets
. Do u leave the liquid softener on? Or do u just rub a softener sheet all over them?

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chris mccoy

Eunice, LA

#21 Aug 15, 2013
say some hail marys
Rob

Acworth, GA

#22 Sep 18, 2013
Olivia wrote:
<quoted text>Comfortis DID NOT WORK for us! We also spray house and yard. I think the fleas have developed immunity!
Same here. Comfortis has always worked till this year. Its awful!

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