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FRONTLINE flea control question??

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by boggerless, Nov 29, 2006.

  1. boggerless

    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

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    you guys recomended it and it works great.its been a month since GOTTIE THE DESTROYER had his first treatment.we have had a few frosts and i know the fleas are dead.so i've been waiting to give him the next treatment.save it for next year i says,anyway he is itching again.the wife did her dog within a day or two and he is doing the same thing. we are in different houses,and i know the stuff poisons the skin.does it work like novicane at the dentist?they both seem to be comming off something.i'm not gonna waste the other treatments when i know the fleas are gone but i don't want him itchy either.has anyone dealt with this?
     
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    Fleas should be gone for the year unless you have some inside maybe they just have dry skin from the weather change...
     
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    Other things that can cause dry itchy skin on dogs is.............
    Dry food with lots of carbohydrates.
    Some shampoos.
    Inside dogs exposed to dry air from heating sources.

    I would recommend giving GTD some raw eggs mixed in his food now and then and make sure he gets meat in his diet. Also get some vitamin E from your vet, yes they have vitamins for pets.
     
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    My little pitbull has a problem with dry/itchy skin. I put a couple of teaspoons of olive oil in her food and it seems to help.
     
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    thats what i thought at first.but my rotts lived here also with no problems.same furnace and all???
     
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    GTD gets the best food and has people food for snacks.numb nuts just had a steak with his dinner,i'm tellin ya Corey. his skin needs it.:laugh:
     
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    i'm tellin ya Cheryle its the frontline.i;m gonna do an experiment this weekend,i'm gonna give him the frontline and if he quits itching thats what it is.and if he starts again 30 days from now i think we have an answer.:laugh: you use frontline don't you??maybe i need to re think this if you do.:rolleyes: POOP
     
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    Put some Apple Cider Vinegar, 1 teaspoon per quart, of water. The dogs wont taste it and a couple weeks flees wont touch them. It will even brighten their coats.

    If you want them gone fast spray the dog down with the vinegar....let it soak 5 min and bathe.
     
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    thanks bro:D
     
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    Will that work for ticks too?
     
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    I have heard it does. We started using it with a pregnant dog that had some fleas. It cleared the fleas up. Don't have first hand knowledge with the ticks other than we never have ticks.
     
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    Fortunately, I haven't had to use any flea killin stuff this year, but when I do, it's Advantage.

    Will be curious to see how your experiment goes... hope Gottie feels better soon :)
     
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    OK Cheryle,i re applied the stuff at 6 PM today.12-3-06.lets see what happens.does Advantage go on the same way? squeezing it between the shoulder blades?i paid $50.00 for three monthes worth. how about cost?GTD never had fleas till the wife brought her dog over.:rolleyes: the house she is renting had em.she told me tonight that Caper(the Boston Terrier i got her for her birthday) had one the other day. well now i have to watch numbnuts for a few hours to make sure he doesn't rub his back on stuff trying to wipe it off.:doah: :haha:
     
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    i think my experiment might be me.i think i got some on my lip and in my mouth???my face feels a lttle weird.:eek1:
     

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