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  Flea Treatment Question (MrSandman)
Posted: 10:06:24 pm on 4/20/2005 Modified: Never
 
We're currently experiencing a severe flea outbreak here in our neighborhood in South Florida. My vet said we can use Frontline every two weeks during bad flea outbreaks. But we just treated them one week ago and fleas are still crawling on them. Are there any effective sprays or other products that can be used on the dogs in conjunction with Frontline? I know we used to have a such a spray that could be used in addition to Frontline. But this was years ago when we lived in another state and had a different vet. My current vet could only suggest treating the house which we're doing tomorrow anyway. Whenever I see one of those pests on my babies, I wish I could zap them with something. Any suggestions would be most appreciated!
 
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  Re: Flea Treatment Question (Guest)
Posted: 11:42:13 pm on 4/20/2005 Modified: Never
 
<font face="Verdana" size="2" color="Black"><FONT size=3>Yes, most definitely, you can use Capstar tablets. They sell around here for about $2 a piece and the way they work is they start working in about 30 minutes and they kill all the fleas on the dog. They work for about 3-4 days but in heavy infestations you can use daily. The problem is determining the source of the problem. If they are in your carpet, you will need to treat that and also their eggs hatch every 14 days. Dont use the foggers in cans, they can explode and burn your house down. Get professional help, most companies will have you do a contract but they will come out as often as necessary and treat. Some people think they dont have to use flea/tick preventative in winter months and then they creata a problem. Also fleas can become immune to the effects of Frontline if it is not dosed accurately, sorta like a antiobiotic resistant bacteria. I would be careful putting too much Frontline on, also be sure and use Frontline Plus (only available at a vet clinic). The regular Frontline you can buy anywhere doesnt kill the flea eggs like the Plus does but it costs a little more and you have to buy from the vet. Good luck! Those little things can be so aggravating!!!</FONT></font>
 
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  Re: Flea Treatment Question (MrSandman)
Posted: 12:23:15 am on 4/21/2005 Modified: Never
 
Thanks for the quick reply! I meant to say "Frontline Plus" as that's what we always use. By the way, we DO use Frontline Plus every month as a preventative. But at least one of my neighbors, who also has a flea problem, only uses it "when there's a problem." Thanks for the info on the Capstar tablets too!
 
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  Re: Flea Treatment Question (Desperate in Orlando)
Posted: 3:40:12 pm on 2/2/2007 Modified: Never
 
<font face="Verdana" size="2" color="Black">I feel your pain!  I am in Orlando and my neighbor and I are having the same problem...We have sprayed the yard, bombed the house and washed and sprayed the dogs and are getting nowhere.  Interesting thought - the guy who sprayed the yard said that he is getting calls daily from people about fleas and he says that dogs build an immunity to flea treatments - and to switch them to another type.  I'm going to try it.</font>
 
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  Re: Flea Treatment Question (SickOfFleabags)
Posted: 7:06:16 pm on 7/3/2007 Modified: Never
 
Thanks to all of you for the info. I live in Sydney Australia with a fleabag dog and a new fleabag cat, my 10 yr old other cat isn't a fleabag?huh? Anyway I used Frontline and it worked, the next summer I tried it again no success and I ended up with them in my house. It's now winter and my young fleabag cat still has fleas. So I'll give Advantage a go or similar and those oral tablets and treat them all. Here's hoping. Thanks again. <img src="emoticons/icon_smile.gif">
 
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