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Old 09-10-2009, 11:40 PM
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I remember someone on a different thread mentioned feeding your dog garlic to keep fleas away from them. It doesn't sound like something that would help with a big infestation but if those people aren't doing anything anyway it might be worth a shot.
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Old 09-11-2009, 01:27 AM
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We have the same treat the world, still have fleas here as well/
We use Advantage and it seems to do the trick. Also do a flea bath prior to application. We bomb a few times a year to keep them in check, treat the yard 2-3 times a season, and have the D-earth we use at times as well.

Tough fight they give us, I am beginning to think that if a nuclear bomb went off, the only living things left will be roaches and fleas, lol.
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:24 AM
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I never had a flea problem in Michigan but I do here. The Frontline just does not work and I am afraid to use any products on the carpets and things because of the baby
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Old 09-11-2009, 07:41 AM
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I have just learned to accept that we will have a few fleas.
we are by no means infested.
being a dog groomer here in flea country it is also VERY hard for me not to bring fleas home with me.
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Old 09-11-2009, 10:25 AM
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We live in Alabama, so we keep spot on on year round. I personaly prefer to use K9 Adavantix. Sometimes even at christmas time we have 70 degree weather. No choice but to use it year round.
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Old 09-11-2009, 02:01 PM
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I have yet to see a flea.. Non of the dogs here have ever had them (Seriously).. Even the outdoor dogs that roam. When reading about dogs with fleas I find it hard to actually grasp the concept. lol..
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Old 09-11-2009, 04:44 PM
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I have yet to see a flea.. Non of the dogs here have ever had them (Seriously).. Even the outdoor dogs that roam. When reading about dogs with fleas I find it hard to actually grasp the concept. lol..
You realize of course that all of us that are fighting fleas will now be sending them to you so you can share our 'joy'.
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When reading about dogs with fleas I find it hard to actually grasp the concept. lol..
Same here lol. Never had a problem with fleas... Juno's actually the first animal I've had that we've used Frontline on (and I don't even know why we started using it). I'm more worried about ticks than I am fleas, and we've never had an issue with ticks either lol.
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Old 09-12-2009, 02:11 AM
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Yep, we will now be packaging them up so we can share our joys with you

Not fair, I want to move where you are!
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Old 09-14-2009, 12:31 AM
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Yes, please have some of ours! Sienna is a flea magnet. It doesn't help that all the cats are on Advantage, but her fur is so thick the Advantage just disappears. So of course, she gets all of the fleas that aren't going on the cats. I just tried the Comfortis pill, and it seems to be working great! I, too, hate using chemicals but in this case it's better than suffering with fleas.

I tried DE on Sienna, but it was he** on her coat. It's very drying, and I wouldn't reccommend it for long- or double-coated dogs. It works pretty well on the kitten, who is almost old enough for Advantage.

I'm also noticing that the fleas gravitate towards the poor white kitten and not so much on the darker cats. Or maybe they're just more obvious in contrast to light colored fur?
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