I suggest deworming the same time you flea treat, as fleas often cause Tapeworms. I use Drontal pills that i get from my Veterinary for worming.
When we adopted a dog a few years ago, i started off by only flea treating when i actually visually saw fleas on him. I would get frustrated when it took longer and longer each time i flea treated to actually kill all the fleas. My Veterinary told me to flea treat each month, at the same time each month, to keep flea away. He also told me that fleas can build up a resistance to the flea medication if you only use it some of the time or too late in the flea life-cycle.
For flea treatment, i recommend using the spot treatment that goes on the back of the neck area. I use brands like Frontline, Advantage, and Promeris. If an animal has really bad fleas, i use the Capstar pill (from the Vet's office again). The Capstart pill kills fleas within 30 minutes and works for 24 hours. Its a good "booster" for an out-of-hand flea infestation.
by beadreamer247 5 years ago
What do you do when no flea treatment for your dog works?I am at loss with my dog. I tried everything....all kind of brand medication spot-on treatments, Revolution pill, spray on treatment, flea shampoo, etc....pretty much everything that's on the market....same result....nothing works and on top...
by Judi Brown 6 years ago
Anyone having problems with Frontline flea treatment not working?My sister-in-law has used it for her cats for years, but she says that during the last two summers it's been ineffective and her neighbours are finding the same problem. A few colleagues with cats have said much the same and...
by Elizabeth Rayen 6 years ago
I adopted my mommie this past June. When I came home with her I had no fleas. (Well, none that I could see or feel) For the past month, I've been scratching and biting myself till my skin is red and raw. It's kind of sore . When mommy checks my entire body, all she finds are one or two little tiny...
by Charlu 6 years ago
For flea control do you just use products like Frontline or do you also treat your yard and home?With flea season in the making, do you only use products applied to your pet or treat your yard and home? If so what type of products do you use that you find effective? For flea control on your pet do...
by Eternal Evolution 9 years ago
Curently I'm usuing frountline. I have read that since it's one of the first prescription flea medications the fleas are getting immune to it. I have used frountline on my dogs for years now and have noticed with my Pit Bull Bowser that it does work but not as effectivly as it has in the past. What...
by Nira Perkins 6 years ago
Are fleas dangerous or harmful to pets or humans?If your dog, cat, or other pet has fleas, can they be harmful to humans? I understand they're a pest and cause bites, but what other dangers do they pose?
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