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What flea treatment do you use?

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by Josie, Dec 6, 2017.

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    Josie

    Josie Administrator Administrator Registered

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    Bob Martin?

    Advocate? (we use this one)

    Frontline?

    Advantage?



    Do you use natural remedies? Like adding some apple cider vinegar to their water? Essential oils?
     
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    arealhuman

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    We use stuff prescribed by the vet for fleas, ticks as well as a worming treatment. I don't have the details with me, but they have medical type names! He gets them in tablet form every 6 months and so far, they seem to do the job.
     
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    JudyN

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    I stopped using spot-ons as Jasper reacted as if I was trying to chop his head off, and when I gave him the tablet type he threw up, so for a while I gave up using any. Since then the only time he got fleas was when I stopped defleaing the cat too, and the cat got fleas. I tried diatomaceous earth on the cat, but though it's meant to be harmless, it gave me a sore nose & throat so I didn't like to think of the cat having to breathe it in. So back to using spot-ons (Stronghold) on the cat.

    I now use a Seresto collar on Jasper, though, specifically to control ticks as he was picking up so many, though it also controls fleas. It's brilliant! No more removing five ticks a day from his boy bits as he gets increasingly grumpy...:D
     
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    JoanneF

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    A tip if your pet dislikes spot-ons: pop the pipette into a pocket or similar for 15 minutes to bring the contents up to body temperature. They may not even notice then that you are applying it.

    I find the pet shop and supermarket ones less effective than proper vet ones.
     
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