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#1 *melrose*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:57 AM

We have just moved into some units around a month a go, and there are flees everywhere sad.gif  now the landlord is getting someone out to spray but we have a little dog who is now covered in them, what's the pest flee treatment for dogs after the house has just been sprayed?

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Edited by *melrose*, 04 January 2013 - 11:14 AM.


#2 lozoodle

Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:59 AM

Comfortis tablets are fantastic! I get them from my vet for $60 for a 6 month pack.

#3 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:00 AM

Don't forget to wash all of the dog's bedding and other items in a flea rinse as well, so if there are any lurking in those places, they are also dealt with.

#4 FiveAus

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:10 AM

Regarding the Comfortis tablets, just be careful if your dog is one of the Collie breeds because some of them have a sensitivity to the drug.
I find the best way to keep the dog free of fleas, once the environment is treated, is regular baths and a flea treatment applied each time, either during the rinse, or afterwards as a spot on.

#5 lozoodle

Posted 04 January 2013 - 10:13 AM

Just to add, we had a bad flea problem in our carpet last year due to the cat, so we just all went out for a day and put a few of those regular bug bombs around the place. Did the trick!

#6 *melrose*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:16 AM

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Don't forget to wash all of the dog's bedding and other items in a flea rinse as well, so if there are any lurking in those places, they are also dealt with.



What's the flea rinse do i get? just normal dog shampoo flea rinse???

#7 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:20 AM

I confess, that I really have no idea.  blush.gif My dogs and cats have never actually had fleas. ph34r.gif

I'd ask a pet supply stockist for what would work.

#8 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:26 AM

This link is full of useful suggestions!  This one has a lot of information about treating the environment for fleas over the longer term.

#9 FiveAus

Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:32 AM

I use one called Fidos flea rinse. It's very good. You can use it on the bedding as well as on the dogs.

#10 *melrose*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:20 PM

Thanks Ladies!

Yes my little dog has never had fleas and i was really worried as i didn't know how to treat her.


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#11 Guest_~Karla~_*

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

For bad flea infestations, I like Capstar tablets every second day plus Advantage spot-on every 2 weeks plus professional environmental treatment and washing all bedding etc. We had an issue with fleas in the environment when we moved in here and one of our cats had terrible flea allergy dermatitis. We tried everything and the fortnightly Advantage with a Capstar tablet every second day was the only thing that worked.

#12 unicorn

Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:54 PM

Ag lime sprinkled around outside will deal with the outside fleas too.

#13 FiveAus

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:06 PM

If you want to try something natural and long term, plant pyrethrum daisies in your garden. They are a natural insect repellent.

#14 Mousky

Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:31 PM

We used advantage on our dogs, it was great. They now have a flea bath every two months at the groomers and that works great too.

#15 *melrose*

Posted 06 January 2013 - 11:50 AM

Thanks everyone i am going to the vet today to pick up some things! wink.gif

#16 Copper and May

Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:35 AM

The vet will be able to advise on the best flea treatment for your little dog, as they have found that some flea treatments are no longer working as well as they used to.




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