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    Does your dog have many fleas at the moment?

    Kimba has not had ANY since we adopted her, so since August.
    Our last dogs had them all the time, even though we had frontline, baths, clean bed/bedding.
    Of course i'm not complaining, but it seems strange for her not to have had even 1 when they have been such a problem in our household before.

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    Tony hasn't had any flees although he is using Advantage every month so its hard to tell if he would have them if he wasn't on it.

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    My dog (when I just had the one a few weeks ago) did...as did my indoor only cat!!, but then I found out frontline has changed their ingredience and it's not much good anymore, so I am now using Revolution...much better results.

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    Well that is good news, obviously nothing to complain about. But still a bit confusing. I would recommend still using a flea control like Advantage just to make sure they say off. Also your last dog might of been more sensitive to fleas, so one flea might of made it go crazy where your new dog can tolerate them a little more.

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    I think traditionally the flea and tick season is in the warmer months, but you obviously have regular baths, and wash bedding too. It seems to be working.

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    We dont get fleas - not even with rescues. Everyone is treated with frontline - though everyone was done the other day and it had been 5-6 months since I had done it.

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    Atleast there is no fleas. Another tip with some flea control solutions is that you can dilute it with water and spray over bedding or any other effected areas.

    But as you say you are having no troubles.

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    My outdoor moggy cat who was a rescue of sorts never got fleas, but my pedigree Maltese who is inside most of the time gets fleas within a few weeks, no matter what time of year it is if I don't use Frontline Plus every month...
    Coincidence?
    I'm assuming there's some of area of the garden they breed in or something... as long as we keep up with the treatment there's no problem so... no biggie

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    I think fleas like sand?.... correct me if I'm wrong.

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    Fleas like all sorts of things and are very nasty for dogs.

    I helped rescue a little sweet boy "Francis" a while ago. I have never seen a flea infestation so marked. My vet told me he had had the equivalent of a small syringe of blood taken each and every day for years and years

    Frontline is known not to work in NSW in particular. I don't touch it here.

    Advantix and Advantage has done well short term for us.

    All our rescue dogs are orally treated with Sentinel once all vet work is sorted. A monthly heartworm, flea and wormimg treatment.

    There are no issues with fleas essentially (even if they are about) if dogs are treated succesfully....

    Nic

    "There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"
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