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    Default Comfortis

    The vet says it hasn't been tested to use on dogs that r feeding puppies.
    Has anyone used it on their girl while she's still feeding?
    Comfortis is the only thing that kills fleas on my girl.
    I have been putting advocate on but never has it worked and she is
    Scratching her back so badly.
    The drops for the back of the neck have never worked for my big breed dogs.

    Her pups have no fleas as I am treating them. With frontline .
    I have been washing my girl in her medicated shampoo to help with
    The scratching but the only thing that stops this is comfortis.

    What to do what to do?

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    I have been blessed and no fleas here at all.......We just have lots of antiflea plants, Geraniums of any kind, wormwood, lavender , mint, Tansy, rosemary and we have it all everywhere.....
    My dogs lie in the tansy all the time, the tansy is always flat, but seems to survive. My dogs also smell good. My friend up the road has lots of fleas, she has just started planting with cuttings from us. It is not much use to you now, but a future long term project maybe
    Pets are forever

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    i've got a mate that breeds kelpies. He uses comfortis while they are feeding and everyone is always healthy and happy, he has never had any issues.

    he's actually the one who got me onto comfortis.


    *EDIT* kelpies may be different to the larger breeds. this is just my experience with comfortis.
    Last edited by Ven; 04-21-2012 at 08:01 PM.
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    I will def be planting..

    And ven I am so wanting to pop a comfortis down for her but with the bad luck I have had so far I dont think I should. Although my old vet that iusetogoto many years ago said it wouldn't hurt..

    I was a bitty weiry about comfortis at first but once I used it I would recommend it to everyone.been using itforloooongtime now and find it to be awesome

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    Be wary of what you plant, and what plants you expose your bitch to as well.

    Tansy is contraindicated for use in pregnancy. Pennyroyal is one that should not be used around breeding bitches. There are more.

    Not all plants are harmless and those that have a role in any insect or pest deterrent etc have volatile oils in them which are toxic to varying degrees. Normal use may be fine, but pregnancy and feeding is a very sensitive time for exposure to toxins.

    I'd be tempted with your girl Lucky Lady to stick it out until weaning. Manage the issue as you are. If Comfortis is not recommended for lactating bitches that recommendation is based on scientific study and data.

    Your babies are very precious - your mating can never be repeated! - and any potentially dangerous exposure is not worth the risk.

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    What about giving her a sponge bath to her back with well diluted wool wash? That was what we used (also pennyroyal, but Nattylou has nixed that), and never had a flea issue... well, actually, we washed/shampooed with wool wash, but as your girl is feeding, maybe just a sponge to the affected areas? {I'm sorry, I don't know if Euco oil at any strength is OK for feeding doglet mums - hopefully someone here will know more}

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