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Old 10-07-2008, 01:19 PM
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After taking care of my parents' dog for two weeks I have noticed fleas on mine. Before I start spending gobs of money on flea products, does anyone have any less expensive alternatives that really work to getting rid of fleas?
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I had a heck of a time getting on here! I would call your vet and see if they have the CAPSTAR pill. It's pretty cheap, under $10 I think. You give the dog the pill and within 20 minutes the fleas are dying and within 4 hours your dog is completely flea free. Then you put on your frontline or whatever you use to keep them off. It does not repell fleas, it just kills the ones that are on them. Your other option would be to use dawn dish soap (not the kind with bleach in it) leave it on for five minutes and them put the dog in a full bathtub to rinse....
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The Dawn dish soap really does work I used it on my dog last summer and the fleas were dead in minutes.
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Dawn dishsoap, huh? I'll give that a try. I tried some kind of flea shampoo, but I'm still finding fleas. I called the vet about Capstar and they won't have anymore in until next week. If I'm still having a problem, I'll definitely give those a try.

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If you have carpet you can put salt on your carpet wait a day and vacumm it up. Or you can just go out and buy a flea bomb those work really well not that expensive kills all fleas eggs and I think lice too.

You can also get a flea comb or lice comb (same thing) give the dog a bath with the dawn soap and scrape the soap out after waiting a couple mins like 10-15. That way you remove all the fleas...

They also sell the flea spray you can put that on carpet, furnature, drapes...ect. Thats cheap also.

Umm, Oh I just discovered this flea treatment at walmart its like advantage, but only 5 bucks work really well, and isnt harsh like real advantage or frontline all those can be really harsh and give rashes, burn off skin/hair. Revolution is the only best topical flea product that I would use if you dont want to use the kind at walmart, just use the right dosage....
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Okay, so I've bombed the house, gave the dogs a dawn flea bath and put on a topical product. I'm still noticing fleas on the dogs! I realized, though, that the topical treatment only kills adult fleas and not the eggs. Does that mean I have to start all over again?
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Okay, so I've bombed the house, gave the dogs a dawn flea bath and put on a topical product. I'm still noticing fleas on the dogs! I realized, though, that the topical treatment only kills adult fleas and not the eggs. Does that mean I have to start all over again?
sadly, yep...if the flea eggs are not gone, then the fleas are not.
First thing, buy frontline or Advantix from a vet (some pet store's carry frontline though), treat the dog by putting half the dropper on the skin between the shoulder blades, then dots down his back until the base of his tail.

Then go out and get a good flea bomb (I suggest Fogger by Zodiac) and bomb the whole house again (make sure you cover all counter tops used for food and make sure ALL pilot lights, and so on are OFF)

Then get a spray for it (I'd suggest the Zodiac brand again) and spray underneath furnature...since the Fogger will NOT reach underneath stuff.
Let the house sit for a good 5-7 hours (I think it recommends like 3 hours, but I like to have it sit longer).

But warning: If you have any flea medication on your dog now, you MUST wait the period it's supposed to last (normally 30 days) until putting a new flea medication on....or else you risk chemical burns
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Oh this is so frustrating! I've never had to deal with fleas before and I find it all to be very disturbing. LOL! Thanks for the added tips, Sonny!
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fleas have been realllllllly bad this year for some reason
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my house was Bombed last year cuz the dogs got fleas. ick

this year they got them again but as soon as we saw it we bought them flea collars and now there are only a few around. usually when we see one we pick it off and flush it down the sink.
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