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The dreaded flea

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by oliversmum, Aug 9, 2009.


  1. oliversmum

    oliversmum PetForums Junior

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    Has anyone got any idea's for a non chemical flea treatment. I have used Frontline for 6 year's but it doesn't seem to work anymore.I tried Advocate this month but 2 day's after using it Oliver had a really bad stomach upset. The 2 may or may not be related.Hope some one out there can give some advice.:confused:
     
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    Have a look at CSJ site as they do a herb one called Billy No Mates I know some people have success with this
     
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    why dont you try frontline combo?? or stronghold? herbal treatments wont work.
     
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    Give him something with garlic in/on it. This will save you money and does a pretty good job of keeping the dreaded fleas at bay ;)

    Mine all eat food with garlic in... spag bol, lasagne, soups, garlic bread, etc. In 4 years I've only ever seen 1 flea !
     
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    oliversmum PetForums Junior

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    Thanks for the help. He does have a garlic cap. every day. Frontline only seems to work for about 2 weeks. He chews himself raw after it wears off. Just worried about all the chemicals in all of these treatments.
     
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    I do admit im starting to wonder if fleas are becoming immune to frontline as my cats are needing reapplication after just 3 weeks,and at £95 a time thats not good:mad: the discs sound interesting but a bit gimmicky,treated with waves:confused: apart from the fact that my cats dont wear collars,and small kittens cant,they would be ideal,if they worked
     
  8. oliversmum

    oliversmum PetForums Junior

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    My cat isn't so bad I comb him daily with a nit comb. But my dog is a curly coat Goldie.Not much use to try him with the comb!
     
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    They have a 95% success rate, I found it through my dog magazine and several people had all tested it and found amazing results. My cat even has one on ;)
     
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    Another alternative I've heard is good, is Dyna-mite. Does fleas and ticks too. It's a concentrated liquid that you dilute and wash or spray on, lasts up to 4 weeks and can also be used on humans to deter midges and mosquitos. I've just got some to try actually!
     
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    Fresh garlic is better than any capsules you can get, the reason people have the capsules is for the oil without the smell, but it's the actual smell that has all the benefits, take away the smell and the benefits are gone too.
    Mine have spag bol, lasagne, garlic bread and home made soup (with garlic in it).
     
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    im using 4 fleas tablets at the moment and they work a treat no flea here and they work in 15mins :)
     
  13. oliversmum

    oliversmum PetForums Junior

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    Please let me know how it goes. Someone told me Avon skin so soft works, but I don't know which one
     
  14. Burrowzig

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    It's the dry oil body spray. It works for some people, not for others. I wouldn't put it on a dog that grooms itself a lot.
     
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