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    Default Fleas!! I'm Going Mad!

    Ok lovely doggie people i need help desperately!

    One out of my 3 sharpei (the bear coat) is a flea magnet. I try my hardest to keep her flea free and use whatever flea treatments that i can afford at the time but nothing is working

    I desperately need some recommendations on what flea products to use on her, even if i need to fork out a fair bit of money it needs to be done, i just want to know what the best one would be before i buy anything.

    Thank u!

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    In my experiences spot on treatments are a waste of time and coin although it seems to work for others.

    My vet (and now me) recommends Comfortis. A chewable tablet.
    Start killing in 30 minutes and cant rub or wash off.
    Has to be given with food and can have some side effects like vomiting etc.
    Bloody expensive but it works. A pill last about 3 to 4 weeks.
    I recommend treating the dogs environment aswell as the dog. I spread lime in any dirt patches and wash his bedding reguarly in very hot water. So far i'm winning the battle.

    Shop around though as it's like $20 a tablet if bought in a single dose. a packet would work out cheaper. But id' try one tablet from a vet to make sure your dog dosnt show any side effects from it just to be safe.
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    Just found this and grabbed a pack myself.
    The prices vary on your dogs weight so suss it out if your interested.
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    I agree with Sean on treating his environment, I'm lucky to never of had a flea problem. But from when I was younger, we needed to lime all of the dirt in our yard as that's where they were nesting etc, you will never get rid of them unless you can kill them in the ground..

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    We ended up having to get someone in to spray for fleas- they just kept returning otherwise.

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    Comfortis here also.

    Yes it is expensive but very effective, Been using other treatments for years with poor results. Definitely worth the money spent.

    One tab a month with food is so easy.
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    PS: You can try sprinkling garden lime over dirt areas. It may help slow/inhibit the breeding cycle, but it will alter the soils ph.
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    I would get a can of Malawash and then find someone with one of those weed spraying units.
    The ones that they have to pump up to get pressure into them then hold the trigger and spray away.
    This is what we have do to each new place we go to and we have not seen flea's on our dogs over the years doing this meathod.
    We spray the complete yard and I know it works then we make sure the dogs have had their blankets washed.
    I usually put them in to one of those half clam things filled with water and malawash and stop over them.
    Let them dry over the day and no fleas.

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    My niece swears by pure Neem Oil she adds a little over a teaspoon full to her dog shampoo and she has never had a problem with fleas, she also treats the yard with Neem oil in a sprayer pack mixed with tap water I haven't had to use it yet as we haven't had any problems with our dogs since she told me about it but as long as it isn't a pregnant bitch/puppy etc it could be worth trying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bestpetjobs View Post
    my groomer told me that diamataceous (sp?) earth is a really good natural product to use. it comes in a powder form and you dust it on your pet, and sprinkle it on carpets, pet bedding etc. Has anyone used this before? Would like some feedback.
    I have only used it in the gardens for aphids, it works well.

    umm if the dogs are in a dog house/kennel adding cedar wood shavings will also help keep fleas at bay, at least inside the dog kennel.
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