How do I get rid of fleas on my dog when nothing has worked?
I have used that Frontline stuff and the spray and shampoos to get rid of fleas and nothing has worked!! My poor husky has been biting and scratching at herself for 2 weeks and every night before I go to bed I pick out as many fleas as I can see off her fur. Does anyone have any methods that will work or maybe I should try doing one of the methods I have tried again??? HELP!!! I have cleaned the house too and I'm starting to think I shoudl steam it... I have no carpet what so ever because I am rehabbign the house. She also does not have a bed.. She sleeps on mine but I haven't seen any on the bed but I do throw my stuff in the dryer every night before I go to bed. *knock on wood* I don't have any fleas! I talked to the vet today and they wanted to charge me to bring her in to tell me if she has fleas or not and it's pretty obvious that she does when she keeps biting them... The Capta thing is only good for the adult fleas I was told... Plus it will take me 3 months worth of Frontline to get rid of it... I can not scrub the floors like I said I have no carpet and where there was carpet it is the sub flooring so there is no way to "scrub" that.... I used the Frontline the way I always have.. I put it on my dog who hasn't been washed or playing in water for 2 days and I wont' bathe her for about a week or so just to make sure it all gets in there... I think tonight I am going to try the dawn soap method, since she is pretty good about taking baths and I'm also going to do the same for my Shiba Inu as a preventative even though I put the forntline on her the same time I did my husky! Then in another 2 weeks I will go buy more frontline and put it on them since they will be due for it anyways! Thank you gusy for all your help!
Asked By: hockeysnwbrd - 10/2/2008
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There's something wrong with Frontline. I used it successfully for eight years and this year it couldn't kill a single flea. I switched to Advantage with MUCH better results... More
Answered By: Kirsten R - 10/2/2008
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Use dawn dish soap, leave it on for about 5 minutes. If that doesn't work, take her to he vet.
Answered By: sierrastormtaub - 10/2/2008
Your dog is getting the fleas that are in your home. They hide everywhere if you don't treat your home no matter what you use on your dog he will get them again and again. I would wash whatever you can in hot water that kills them and vacuum everything including furniture and mattresses. Until they are gone from the... More
Answered By: lilia - 10/2/2008
Hey there... More
Answered By: Christina H - 10/2/2008
if you give your dog something with garlic in it because the fleas do not like it and your dog should get rid of them in no time
Answered By: Kev - 10/2/2008
Give her 2/3 garlic tablets per day for the rest of her life & I promise your dog will not become a host for any flea or tick again Garlic is one of natures secret weapons It will help her coat & digestive tract ;)
Answered By: Karlynne S - 10/2/2008
You need to go to the vet....i have no other suggestions.
Answered By: Libby - 10/2/2008
If your dog keeps getting infested with fleas, you need to treat the environment also. We used Seven-dust, but you can check with your local Farm & Garden for something... More
Answered By: Pam - 10/2/2008
As per a previous answer... once you have fleas, you home, carpets furniture mattresses bedding, everything has fleas, and you can't win on the dog until you win on everything else, it's huge work, needs to be done all at once and more than once. Good luck.
Answered By: pete_tina_seiko - 10/2/2008
shave your dog, flea bomb the house
Answered By: Janelle D - 10/2/2008
i assume your dog has lots of fur. it's possible that the fleas live two inches under your anti-flea forcefield. her sheer hair-levels may be safeguarding them. i would try bathing her more often thoroughly in the warmest water she is comfortable in. make sure it gets all the way into the lowest levels of her fur and... More
Answered By: setsunaluvr - 10/2/2008
How long ago did you use the Frontline? It should have worked almost immediately- but if you didn't rid your home or the area where your pet spends his/her time they will persist. They are relentless so you must treat the animal and his home. Wash and vacuum everything. Even if you don't see "live" fleas, look for... More
Answered By: seaglassorganic - 10/2/2008
Answered By: Amanda M - 10/2/2008
Here's the trick to using Frontline Plus. Do not bathe your dog for 2 days before applying it, and not for 2 days after applying it... More
Answered By: love my goldens - 10/2/2008
you will need to treat your dog and home to remove the fleas .Nothing will kill the eggs you will have to treat everything every 12 to 14 days for 4 treatments to kill off the fleas . ask your pest person what to use for the house . spray the floors and the furniture . Once you have them it is hard to get rid of. here... More
Answered By: nculb - 10/2/2008
Please, use Front line, as it not only kills the flea, it kills the flea cycle by killing the eggs too! Make sure you apply the Font line correctly, making sure you get it directly on the skin, and not just on the hair. With a Husky and their double coat, it will be hard to part the hair to get the medicine clean down... More
Answered By: Shih Tzu Mom - 10/2/2008
When I first got my dog, she was covered in fleas. For the first three days, I bathed her with Neem oil pet shampoo. I made a 3:1 mixture of jojoba and lavender oils in a bottle and used about 20 drops along the back and massaged it in from head to tail and down her legs to between her toes. Then, I used the flea... More
Answered By: maggs470 - 10/3/2008
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