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djones520
07-30-2011, 08:25 AM
My dog got a flee infestation when we were visiting my mother, and now I can't get them off of her.

Since returning home I've given her two flee baths, applied the liquid stuff that you buy in stores, and have had her wearing a flee collar. All of it to no effect.

She's been scratching and biting so bad I'm worried she's gonna start bleeding soon. The flees from there are really vicious. They actually drove an old dog of mine to chew her tail off.

Any off the wall tips on what I can try, or should I just head to the vet to see if they got some of the higher end stuff?

obx
07-30-2011, 08:43 AM
My wife uses some pretty good stuff on our dog, when she gets home I will get the name for you. The problem may be the fleas are in the carpet or her bed. The dog is reinfected after her bath. You may have to "bomb" the house as well.

SarasotaRepub
07-30-2011, 08:47 AM
The fleas down here are bad and of course, year round.

Xena and Darlene got them bad a couple of weeks before we came up to St. Louis and I think it was my fault for letting too much time go between the flea treatments.

We normally use Frontline Plus.


I did buy a box of Pet Armor Plus from Wal-Mart/Sams Club to try. It's supposed to be the same as Frontline and it was 10 bucs a box cheaper. Haven't used it yet though...

Rockntractor
07-30-2011, 10:40 AM
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=flea+growth+regulator&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=14310518974377842870&sa=X&ei=JBc0Tqm8N-eBsgKHrsiFCw&ved=0CCQQ8wIwAQ


You need a product containing precor, I have six dogs in the house and haven't seen a flea in many years.

SarasotaRepub
07-30-2011, 11:02 AM
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=flea+growth+regulator&oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=shop&cid=14310518974377842870&sa=X&ei=JBc0Tqm8N-eBsgKHrsiFCw&ved=0CCQQ8wIwAQ


You need a product containing precor, I have six dogs in the house and haven't seen a flea in many years.

Yep, Frontline + has worked greyt for us for years, I just let the treatment interval go too long and the little buggers got a hold inside. It was also Spring. Once I retreated the pups the bugs were gone.

noonwitch
08-01-2011, 11:39 AM
Yep, Frontline + has worked greyt for us for years, I just let the treatment interval go too long and the little buggers got a hold inside. It was also Spring. Once I retreated the pups the bugs were gone.

That's the best stuff.
I use flea shampoo year round for prevention, though.


Once you know all the fleas on the dog are gone, get your carpet and furniture steam-cleaned.

Constitutionally Speaking
08-01-2011, 03:32 PM
That's the best stuff.
I use flea shampoo year round for prevention, though.


Once you know all the fleas on the dog are gone, get your carpet and furniture steam-cleaned.



Don't settle for JUST steam-cleaning. Make sure you bomb the place also - or at least spray with a GOOD flea killer that will kill all stages of the flea life cycle.

djones520
08-01-2011, 03:58 PM
With the pregnant wife and a three year old child, bombing is gonna be the absolute last resort. The flees have now spread to the cat, so I gotta get this under control. We're gonna vacuum and shampoo all the carpets, and then get something that we can apply to it afterwards to help kill them off. I value the skin on my arms, so I guess I just have to dish out some cash to get my cat washed by professionals.

Constitutionally Speaking
08-01-2011, 05:31 PM
With the pregnant wife and a three year old child, bombing is gonna be the absolute last resort. The flees have now spread to the cat, so I gotta get this under control. We're gonna vacuum and shampoo all the carpets, and then get something that we can apply to it afterwards to help kill them off. I value the skin on my arms, so I guess I just have to dish out some cash to get my cat washed by professionals.


Try a good quality powder - let it stand for the prescribed amount of time and then vacuum it up keep the Mrs. out of the house until you have finished vacuuming - do a thorough job and things should be ok.

lacarnut
08-01-2011, 06:16 PM
Whatever you do, do not let it get out of control. I had a renter that had 6 cats. The house was infested with fleas and got into the baseboards. I used the strongest insecticide that was restricted to outdoor use several times but wound up having a professional spray it twice. You will need two applications 1 now and another in two weeks when the eggs hatch. Bombs did not work for me.

Madisonian
08-01-2011, 08:05 PM
Ask your vet about Capstar (http://www.medi-vet.com/Capstar.html).

We have used it with rescues and it works great.