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    Default Dogs Close to the Bush

    We live close to the bush -on our farm- three days a week.
    The rest of the week we live in a small village. Mid North Coast.

    One of my students just told me a story of a dog who was on Advantix (end of week 4) and had a NEST of fleas in his fur.
    I am still gasping for air.
    How can that happen?

    Who has experience with this?

    There are cattle dogs...
    How do they cope?

    What do I do to AVOID this?

    (yes, my dogs are from August to May on 3-4 wk periods of Advantix)
    There are no paths, paths are made by walking
    www.rightnowyoga.blogspot.com
    2 Schnauzers, 1 mini girl 13 months, 1 standard boy 19 months.

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    I had the same problem with my dog and Frontline. It stopped working during a summer when apparently the fleas here were really bad. So I switched to Advantix which seemed to work better (still didn't seem to kill all the fleas though - my dog spent lots of time under the house which was a perfect environment for fleas). Now I altnernate between the two. A couple of months on Frontline, a couple of months on Advantix. I hope this reduces the chance of the fleas becoming resistant to either product. I think the companies should change the formula though. Fleas becoming resistant to toxins is a common problem.

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    I had similar bad results using frontline. I saw a workmate knocking off a heap of lime. It seemed strange how much he was taking ,so i hit him up about it and he said he used it to spread under the house and get rid of the fleas. I spread it in my gardens (not to close to plants) and any exposed dirt and it worked a treat. I kept up with the frontline and we won the fight against fleas.

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    Great tip, Sean. Thanks!

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    You have to kill the ones that are in the ground, otherwise you will never get rid of them. When I was younger we use to use lime as well, just put it everywhere and we went from fleas everywhere to hardly any!

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    OK
    MANY thanks

    I will think of the lime and keep the farm environment as clean as I can.
    Problem are the bandicoots....



    I hope that I can keep the buggers away....
    There are no paths, paths are made by walking
    www.rightnowyoga.blogspot.com
    2 Schnauzers, 1 mini girl 13 months, 1 standard boy 19 months.

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    I thought advantix was for ticks and advantage for fleas. i use advantage and my girls never have them..

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    Advantix is for ticks and fleas. It's like Frontline Plus.

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    oh ok. thanks for clearing that up.

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    we back onto bush and have ticks recently (in August in the cold mts...)
    we rotate advantix/frountline plus and advocate (as in I have a box of each and a different one goes on every 3 weeks.
    There is a tick thread if you scroll down the page also.

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