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My dogs have fleas

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Anybody have any suggestions about how in the hell I can fix this...don't want to take them to the groomer unless absolutely necessary..from what I understand they pretty much shave them bald...help anybody

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We've had a terrible time with fleas this year. Our vet told us to bathe them using dawn detergent. I've even given the cats a bath with dawn. You don't want to see my arms. :(

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No reason to shave them, get a flea dip.

Where do you live Sag?

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Go to Pet Smart buy Adavantage Flea killer or Frontline it cost from $50-$100 you put it on your dog

you will never have fleas again

I only had to use it for a few months on my weim when he was 6 months old I only treated him 3x in 12 years he never had a flea again.

I miss my dog.

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Go to Pet Smart buy Adavantage Flea killer or Frontline it cost from $50-$100 you put it on your dog

you will never have fleas again

I only had to use it for a few months on my weim when he was 6 months old I only treated him 3x in 12 years he never had a flea again.

I miss my dog.

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There's your answer. I use front line myself but either will work. Please do something though, you can't let them be miserable!

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Call your vet and ask if you can buy a Capstar. It's a pill that begins killing fleas after about 30 minutes and continues kill for up to like 5 hours I think. Usually all fleas on your dog will be gone, but if you have a flea problem at your place, your dog will become reinfected and infected quickly. So I suggest, give him a Capstar and a bath, a flea preventative and treat your place if needed. We charge $5/ pill.

There's a product called Trifexis, it kills fleas, heartworm preventative, and treats whipworms, hookworms, and roundworms wrapped up in to one product so you don't have to buy 2 different things. It does cost more but it is still less expensive than buying 3 different products. Only downside is it doesn't protect against ticks.

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Don't you have small dogs?

We've had an issue a couple of times, but our dogs have such short hair that a good bath and washing their beds does the trick.

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My dog has only had one flea on her in her whole life and it's because she gets a bath and bedding washed once a week. I don't give her flea preventative although I do keep some k9 advantix handy. She gets heartgaurd every month though. She got that damn flea from where I work on the first day i took her to work with me. THAT was strike one right thar on that place!

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A tiny amount of "dawn" dish detergent in a bath kills them. The fleas will come right back as soon as they go outside again or where ever they originally got them after that. Frontline medicine will keep them off for good when applied once a month. Just had this talk with my vet on monday. Granted my dog didn't have fleas he was just itching like crazy for a reason unknown but they gave him a shot and it has since subsided.

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Thanks for the help guys. I have no idea where these things came from, they only go outside to use the bathroom.

Yes biscuit we have two small dogs. The wife got frontline this morning, man that poo is expensive. I hope it does the trick. I spent the base of my night last night vacuming all the rooms that the dogs go and washing the sheets on our beds....I haven't seen any on the floor hopping around as of yet but I guess its better to be safe than sorry.

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I have two dogs, and I get them both Trifexis from the vet. It costs me about 40 bucks a month for the two of them, but it is for fleas, intestinal worms, and heart worms.

They both won't eat the pill straight up. I have to cut it up and hide it in pieces of hot dogs and poo. I never give my dogs people food of any sort, except when I have to get them to eat that damn pill.

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This is a good Australian company to buy flea meds and generic heartworm control from- I use them all the time for my dogs heartworm pills and save a ton of money.

http://www.petshed.com/heartworm-control

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