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    Is Dowerin in the "Wild West"?

    I've seen lots of changes to the way things are done on farms and outback stations in the last 40 or so years. It's sometimes a shock to see things still being done the old way in some places.

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    Dowerin is the wheatbelt of WA... yes some farmers are still doing things the "old way"

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    It is not uncommon for show people to be using Ivermectin.

    When my step-daughter rescued some rats from being snake food they had mites. Vet gave them ivermectin.

    Same for the pet rabbit.

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    Flea treatments can take upto 6 months if you only treat the animal. You can use normal spot on treatments fortnightly to begin with (do not give the all in one with heartworm fortnightly). Treat the environment also. Use malawash to wash bedding and spray hard outside areas every month. Get some penny royal from the health food shop and lightly spray the animal from the shoulders back every few days and the bedding also. Do not use penny royal on pregnant bitches it is an abortive. If the spot on the back is due to the fleas only the vet can give you an ointment. If the dog is allergic to flea bites (as mine is) telfast 24 hour 12mg once a day takes care of that.
    Stay on top of the environment and you can back off treating the dog to 6 weekly.

    If you are using an ivermectin based spot on make sure your dog is not one of the breeds subject to MDR1 - the multidrug resistance gene (ivermectin sensitivity) - it can kill them!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post

    I saw you said in another thread that you wanted a Border Collie puppy. Sorry for being blunt here, but wouldn't it be better to sort out the one you have before you buy another dog?
    And a great dane, and you feed the dog you already have cat food. I think you need to work out all the issues that you have with dog before moving onto a second.

    Sorry to be blunt but you need to look closely at what you already have before you add to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    and a great dane, and you feed the dog you already have cat food. I think you need to work out all the issues that you have with dog before moving onto a second.

    Sorry to be blunt but you need to look closely at what you already have before you add to it.

    agree!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    And a great dane, and you feed the dog you already have cat food. I think you need to work out all the issues that you have with dog before moving onto a second.

    Sorry to be blunt but you need to look closely at what you already have before you add to it.
    I was planning on getting a great dane instead of a border, and i dont feed Bella cat food. the cats eat her food,instead of their own food, and since there are two cats and one dog, we just call it cats food. Its easier. I have constantly been trying to get rid of the fleas,using frontline,a nd we are trying capstar now. the capstar works better.I am going to flea bomb the house tomorrow. I took her to the vet for the spots, and he just said to zinc them. It doesnt work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerini View Post
    I was planning on getting a great dane instead of a border, and i dont feed Bella cat food. the cats eat her food,instead of their own food, and since there are two cats and one dog, we just call it cats food. Its easier.
    That is NOT what you say in your training thread.

    About the fleas - I seem to be smelling a white lie or two, please correct me if I am wrong?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cate0404 View Post
    That is NOT what you say in your training thread.

    About the fleas - I seem to be smelling a white lie or two, please correct me if I am wrong?
    Well, Perhaps you should go back to my training thread and read it again. I have explained it more clearly. And about the 'white lie', yes, you ARE wrong. You are welcome to come and check it out if you like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerini View Post
    Well, Perhaps you should go back to my training thread and read it again. I have explained it more clearly. And about the 'white lie', yes, you ARE wrong. You are welcome to come and check it out if you like.
    I have replied to your thread in the training thread.

    As to your last statement, if Frontline was not working than you should have approached the vet earlier then now. If there is an issue with your dogs skin and you are not getting a helpful enough response from your vet then I would seek another opinion.

    I have other things that I would love to add but as I am not your Mother I will refrain.

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