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Old 11-17-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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Hello everybody. This is one for the pet owners among us... As most of you know, I have two cats and two hound dogs. Because of the unusally wet late Summer/early Fall we've had in North Carolina, we've had a resurgence of fleas. It appears as if the bi-annual usual lawn treatment of flea/tick/spider/grub killer and quarterly Frontline on the pets is not working to completely irradicate them. We've been vacumming twice weekly, regular pet baths every two weeks and hot laundry washes every load...... While not what anyone could consider an infestation state, I just want the little $h*ts gone before Winter sets in (..the fleas, not my dogs or cats).

Does anyone have any suggestions or products they recommend?
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Old 11-17-2013, 01:54 PM   #2
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I've only had one time where fleas were a problem and this cleared it right up...

http://fleamaxx.com/index.php/fleamaxx2000/

It says allow 4-8 weeks for full effect but for me (and my pup) it worked with one application.

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see your vet.. We had a major problem here this spring and nothing worked
until I got a flea kill medicine from the vet. A monthly pill, it starts killing fleas
in 30 minutes or less... You can actually see the fleas fall off the dog.

can't recall the medications name, but the vet will know.........
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It's pricey but I have had very good luck with Comfortis for dogs. The cat gets feline frontline. Sounds like you are doing about everything else. We are having the same problem here.
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see your vet.. We had a major problem here this spring and nothing worked
until I got a flea kill medicine from the vet. A monthly pill, it starts killing fleas
in 30 minutes or less... You can actually see the fleas fall off the dog.

can't recall the medications name, but the vet will know.........
Probably Comfortis. I put flea meds on my dogs monthly from about April until the first freeze. I use Vectra.
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Thanks everybody. I'll contact the vet about Comfortis... and we'll see what happens with that.
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Here in Western Washington, we also have quite a return or resurgence of the little buggers.

Even the expensive Advantix II was near worthless.

I used some topical spray for now until I can get to our local country vet.

We have four dogs, two cats, a rabbit, and of course the chickens, geese, ducks, goats and cows.
I buy diatomaceous earth in an 80lb bag.

I probably should use it inside also.
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Because the weather here can be so mild in winter we treat our dogs year around for fleas and tick and also for heartworm. For fleas and ticks we use Vectra 3D cause thats what our Vet. recomends.
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One thing about Frontline, is that if you bath your pets with a actual soap based shampoo, is that you can wash some of it off, and make it less effective. there are non-soap shampoos that you can use if you are using topical flea killer.

we switched to oral medication for our dogs and have not had problems.
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Because the weather here can be so mild in winter we treat our dogs year around for fleas and tick and also for heartworm. For fleas and ticks we use Vectra 3D cause thats what our Vet. recomends.
That's what I get from my vets, too. It works really well. Haven't seen a flea all season.
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