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    Hi,

    I have no doubt that Comfortis is the most effective flea treatment for dogs. It kills fleas quickly, before the females can lay eggs and continue the life cycle.

    Provided it is given with a meal, it will kill the fleas for a month regardles of regular bathing & swimming.

    It is worth any extra cost to get a product which works well.

    You have obviously spent time, money & effort to try & control fleas in your house as well as on your dog.

    Make sure she can't get under your house or other shaded areas outside where fleas will breed.

    Also, be aware that stray cats and dogs, wildlife & rodents can bring flea eggs into your yard.

    Bedding should be washed in water hotter than 60 degrees Celsius to kill immature fleas.

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    Have used Comfortis for three months with great results.

    Yes it is pricey, but as said, the other products were not very effective in my area.

    Comfortis4dogs.com - Home Website added for reference. If this breaches forum rules, then I'll delete it.

    One pack (6 tablets) last six months.

    Chipps

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    There have been really good results with comfortis and some terrible results.
    Do some research before using.
    Last edited by molly33; 01-08-2011 at 07:43 AM.

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    I started using diatomaceous earth 4 days ago and I haven't seen any fleas for about 2 days, mind you it's early days yet and I can't see it ever being 100% effective as fleas are everywhere, but it does look to be keeping the problem under control without reliance on chemicals.
    I dusted the area and bedding where the dog is and also dusted the dog. I add a little bit to his food for control of intestinal worms as well, as it's said to keep fly larvae from maturing in the droppings, that's if I ever miss any and don't put them in the bin.
    Last edited by Bundybear; 01-08-2011 at 11:12 AM.

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    Advote & spray bedding & housing with frontline spray.
    Advote covers everything(worms, lice, mites, fleas etc) is a little dearer but works so much better than the others it's worth it.
    Keep grass cut & dog out from under house too.
    Treat any & all cats that assocate with your dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by molly33 View Post
    There have been really good results with comfortis and some terrible results.
    Do some research before using.

    Yes, the first time I used it my Cairn vomited up his food with the tablet.

    He then did what dogs do..........Ate his vomit ....Then he had a big drink of water & became a tad drowsy. That's all. I rang the vet and was told that this was the first time they'd actually heard of this reaction & to bring him in. By the time I got to the vets he was jumping about and back to normal happy self.

    He has been fine with all doses since the initial one.

    Nausea & lethargy are listed as known responses, so make sure it is given with food. Seems his was simply feeling lousy with nausea just like we do.

    My cattle x lab has had no probs at all.

    This is the only reaction he had & to be honest, when I take combantrim for worms, I get much sicker lol
    Last edited by Chipps; 01-08-2011 at 12:07 PM.

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    I agree with the advocate fans, it does fleas, worms and heart worms and I have found using that once a month my dogs dotn get any fleas

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    I am also a huge fan of Advocate. I have 2 pugs and have been using Advocate on both. I like the fact that it does a wide range of things, but it definitely keeps the flea issue at bay. My pugs have never had fleas and I have had them for 3 years. It's simple to use, you just apply it once a month on the scruff on their necks. It's waterproof, etc... Linda

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    Two of mine occasionally had fleas which we found odd, because the two female toy breeds didn't. I only found them during clipping or bathing. Since then Carl is in Comfortis with great results, he has a slight flea allergy so keeping them off him is extra important!

    Flea collars do zilch, same with anything that can be bought in a supermarket.


    like a rolling thunder chasing the wind...

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    Hi There, I actually work for VetShopAustralia and we have all flea and tick products available to purchase online at a good price. Have a look for yourself at Australia's Favourite Online Pet Store for Pet Supplies | VetShopAustralia, You can also call the office for any advice and help with purchasing exactly what you need. Its good to try different products as different types work best for different dogs. Hope that helps

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