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Old 12-06-2006, 08:12 PM
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wow thanks for the advice. It's very helpful. I'm gonna go to petco tomorrow and pick up a flea comb.
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by showpug View Post
The vet doesn't need to give your dog a flea bath if you are applying Frontline. The Frontline will take care of the total problem. If you want to use your oatmeal conditioner then bathe your dog now before the Frontline arrives.

Tapeworms look like small rice or sesame seed segments in the poop. Sometimes you see them and sometimes you don't. Blood or mucous in the stool is another sign.

I agree. And I think you should quit with all the other chemicals... and wait for the frontline to arrive.
A little more detail incase you didn't know:
When using frontline it travels in the oil of the skin, so to speak.
Therefore you should not bathe your dog for at least 48 hours before applying the frontline...( I think longer is even better). And then do not bathe for at least 48 hours after applying it. So it has time to circulate over the pets intire body.
Given some time, frontline should really take care of the total problem...the fleas that are living in your house will eventually jump on the dog and die too.

Hartz is not effective and also dangerous compared to the safer products that work alot better.

As for tapeworms.....if the dog has fleas....consider that your dog has tapeworms. You can get meds from the vet for this...
But they now also sell over the counter meds that will kill the tapes.
The active ingredient would be.. Praziquantel . Don't use that Happy Jack crap either...just because it mentions tape worms it is not effective. Stick with the active ingredient praziquantel. Safer and more effective. If you cannot find it in a store near you, it is available on line. Or just go to the vet, it sounds as though a check up is in order anyway.
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:22 PM
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lol that was a great deal of info. Thank u I really appreciate it. I will definitely consider the fact that he might have tapeworms and look for products with Praziquantel. I can't wait until his frontline arrives so he can be a happy baby again. He has a lot of bites and dried blood on him and he's just so irriated, I'm glad I hear such good things about this product though cuz this assures me of his soon to be happiness!!
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:38 PM
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Yes it was Capstar . A good thing to remember if you bring a stray into your home.
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Old 12-06-2006, 10:23 PM
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Keep in mind that some people have better results from Frontline and some from Advantage or Advantix. Smokey was on Frontline for a few months and the vet was still seeing a few fleas. I switched to Advantix and no more fleas at all. The advantage of Advantix is that it also repels and kills mosquitoes, which are really bad in the warm months where I live.
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