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    Hi Atrix,

    1. Did you sight a flea or flea dust?
    2. If you did, use capstar tablet according to weight (it kills fleas very quickly and you can see the dog gets comfortable very soon. The maker is Novartis ) I usually give one a day for three days.
    3.I find Comfortis tablets very useful as flea treatment for my dogs. Comfortis works well for dogs with flea allergies etc, but I am hesitant to recommend for older dogs as some reviews indicate averse med reactions. (not specifically for older dogs but younger ones or certain specific breeds) Some other members use Revolution, Advocate, or Frontline. You will find them quite expensive if you try to buy from a pet shop. I use online shops. The dog will require monthly application for spot on drops.
    4. You mentioned about those collar and spot on drops from supermarket. Do you think they have receipts, then they can get their money back (they guarantee on their prodcuts-at they used to ) with evidence that they don't work.
    5. It is a good idea to apply flea bomb as you mentioned.

    It is very nice of you helping them . Let us know how things go. Good luck!!
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    Thanks for your reply I am going by tomorrow and give her a bath and I will look for any flea evidence.
    It may have been a FRONTLINE drop that they used?
    I will sugget a capstar tablet and do the flea bomb.
    cheers all for your help

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    Frontline Plus did not work for my boys, but some people say otherwise. Comfortis works well but better check with a vet to be safe.
    I love cooking but I love eating even more.

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    I find that fleas sometimes adapt to certain flea products so it's a good idea to change once a year or so.

    I was using frontline plus, and I swapped to Revolution this year. And I will probably look at Avantix? an anti tick one for November. But I find the spot ons more reliable than the collars.

    For alternative flea treatments, if they have a lot of mint, or even teabags, they can bath the dog in mint tea - one cup of tea to one bucket of water I think, and spray the bedding with it. I'm not sure how reliable it is but it's got to be better than nothing. Mozzie bites wouldn't help either. Revolution is a spot on that includes heart worm, fleas, etc but not ticks. So it may have some mozzie deterrent effect.

    I also find a bit of aloe vera juice ie buy the cactus, split a leaf and wipe the goo directly on the wound - stops licking and promotes healing. But it won't stop the fleas or bities.

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    Thanks everyone the more information the better cheers

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