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Old 03-19-2008, 11:55 AM
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Arrow Please help!!! My dogs have fleas!!!

I have three indoor/outdoor Chihuahuas. I recently purchase "Bio-Spot" (it's a liquid that you put on the back of the dogs neck and at the base of the tail). Well, it works for two of my dogs, but the other one is allergic to it. Her fur fell out where I applied it and it burned and blistered her skin.

I am looking for some kind of oral flea and tick medication. Can you guys please tell me what you use on your dogs and if it works/doesn't work?

Also, I need to treat the inside of the house, but I have a baby. What is safe to use?
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Old 03-19-2008, 11:57 AM

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Call your vet! I use Advantix which I purchase from my vet. I ahve not heard good things about store bought treatments. You vet cna also recommend what to use in your home.
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We've used Advantix and Frontline and had good experiences with both. Just a note, we had to have our backyard treated also. When me moved in the previous owner had an outside dog that apparently had fleas. So when Puppy went outside they were getting on him and he was bring them inside, yuck!
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I just posted a link to a printable for Advantix.
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Call your vet! I use Advantix which I purchase from my vet. I ahve not heard good things about store bought treatments. You vet cna also recommend what to use in your home.
I agree,the vet said store bought stuff stinks! We also use advantix, and I love it! As far as in the house the hartz spray works well to kill the live fleas, but nothing short of a nuclear blast will kill the eggs! Our vet said to vaccum a few times a day and immediatly clean out your vaccum ( said the vibrations will hatch the eggs) we did this for about a week ( spraying every other day) and have not had a broblem since! Also make sure you wash everything and vaccum the furniture. HTH!
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Use Dawn dish soap. The original blue kind. They claim it kills fleas instantly. HTH
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My parents have indoor outdoor dogs.. My dad treats their penned in area with an outdoor spray... This has drastically cut down on how often the dogs get fleas. They both also have the flea treatments (advantix). I knwo with the advantix alone they still had a slight flea problem, but once dad started to treat the outside it was good.

Definitely talk to the vet about a flea treatment. Some of the store bought brands contain different active ingredients than the advantix. The vet will be able to explain the difference. I cant remember the different active ingredients off the top of my head though.
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This is a home remedy~~while it won't kill the fleas, when you have everything treated, sprinkle garlic powder on your dogs food! We have done this for years and it doesn't kill the fleas, but they don't care for garkic at all........silly fleas! It really does work!!
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The dawn trick DOES work. And so does baking soda. I use baking soda, then wash my dog with a nice moisturising shampoo, so it doesn't dry her skin out. HTH, we had them terrible last summer, and 2 of my 5 cats turned out to be allergic to fleas, and then my dog had so many on her that you could hardly see her belly! (she's only 4lbs!) NOT COOL! I hate fleas!
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I would recommend you call your Vet. I know years ago when I had a dog she brought in fleas from laying outside in the dirt. my hubby had to set of a flea bomb and we left the leave house to visit my MIL for more of the day. Those flea bombs worked but you need to vacuum too. Ask your Vet about the flea bombs too. Good Luck!
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Another trick that works is to rinse the dog with vinegar after you bathe them. The fleas seem to like the soap residue that is left behind and this will get rid of it. It really does work.
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I use capstar blue tablets...I get it from the vet it works good for inside pets. My 3 Chihuahuas have been taking it since they were old enough to give it to them.
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You have to be very careful with Ticks due to Lyme Disease. You need to make sure you get it all out. Sharp edged tweezers then light a match & ut it on the area whle it is still hot (it cools too fast to really burn).
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Our dog is an indoor/outdoor dog as well. We noticed fleas on him this week and sprayed a mixture of equal parts of vinegar and water. I thought the smell would bother him but it didn't and it worked. Hope this helps.
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