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Old 05-09-2018, 10:41 AM
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How to apply flea medicine to stray dog

Help me guys. How can i safely apply flea medicine to a stray dog. I don't want to risk scaring him and him in turn biting me. This dog has fleas and ticks everywhere. In his ears, on his eyes, head, body. Can you tell me what's the best way to do it safely for both of us? I am not a big fan of shelters and where i live, there is an epidemic of distemper in shelters. Also all the shelters are overcrowded and understaffed. I need alternate way of helping this dog. All suggestions are welcome. Thanks in advance.
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The safest way would probably be to get an oral flea/tick medication and put it in some food, then leave the food for him. You'll probably have to go through a vet, because it is my understanding that most/all of those are prescription only(?).

If you had a trap cage you could also attempt to catch him and then spray him with Frontline spray - though that would be more traumatic for both of you.

If you have any kind of relationship with the dog, you could try to put a Seresto collar on him, but only if you're sure he won't bite.
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