Fleas!!!!

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Fleas!!!!

Postby orhunter » Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:51 pm

Dog(s) have never had a problem with these critters till this year. Endless infestation. Have tried three or four topical products and one herbal edible. I think the neighborhood squirrels are the carrier? I wash dog blankets and beds regularly and have tried spraying them.

Dog needs help!!!!! Driving me and her nuts.
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Re: Fleas!!!!

Postby MIgriffgirl » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:40 am

I use Sentinel for my dogs. protects against Heartworm and Fleas. My Lab had fleas once then I started using Sentinel tabs and never had a problem since. I stop using in in the Winter months (against my vets recommendation) because I am in Michigan and it gets pretty darn cold here in winter so, I see no reason to use it then.
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Re: Fleas!!!!

Postby Chadwick » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:40 am

Nexgard is the way to go.
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Re: Fleas!!!!

Postby Coveyrise64 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:55 pm

MIgriffgirl wrote:I use Sentinel for my dogs. protects against Heartworm and Fleas. My Lab had fleas once then I started using Sentinel tabs and never had a problem since. I stop using in in the Winter months (against my vets recommendation) because I am in Michigan and it gets pretty darn cold here in winter so, I see no reason to use it then.


If you understand the life cycle of a heart worm and why you use preventative you might re-think your decision.

https://www.heartwormsociety.org/pet-ow ... orm-basics

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Re: Fleas!!!!

Postby orhunter » Fri Dec 09, 2016 3:24 pm

We don't have heart worm in our area and I hate to treat for something that is of no concern.
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Re: Fleas!!!!

Postby Misskiwi67 » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:47 pm

Quality adulticide AND growth regulator is needed for every furry critter for a minimum of 3 consecutive months to break the life cycle.

Nexgard (Bravecto and Simparica, all similar) is my favorite because it kills adults before they can lay eggs. Complete control.
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