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Old 06-06-2007, 05:40 PM
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I have been using Frontline on my 12# Jack Russel for the past few years. Still ocassionally I will see fleas on her. I then give her a bath and will get 3 or 4 off that way. I am thinking of changing to Frontline Plus.

Has anyone used one of the other brands and found them to be anymore effective?
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Old 06-06-2007, 05:46 PM
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The absoulte best. I have two Jack Russels. Only the best.

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Fleatreats - I've heard many good things about it, and it's 100% natural:
http://fleatreat.com/
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:34 PM
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Elmo swears by K9 Advantix.

Works good on him and Lord knows he is close to the ground.
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:42 PM
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So these flea products mentioned above, do they prevent ticks as well or is that a whole different matter?

edit: with these products work on a cat as well?
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:51 PM
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I have used Frontline Plus for years and have never found a Flea on my Dogs or in their Bath Water. I apply Monthly. I get mine from Foster and Smith.com for a decent price. And yes Garett, it works on Ticks too.
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Old 06-06-2007, 07:59 PM
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The frontline works by killing the fleas when they bite, it is normal to find fleas on your dog, they'll be dying and unable to breed on the dog. It is a constant battle, no matter what you use.
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Old 06-06-2007, 08:21 PM
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I use Revolution, it works by sterilizing the fleas so they cannot reproduce, for an immediate fix go to a feed store and get Purina cattle shampoo it kills all flees on the spot, have your yard sprayed and you should be able to get ahead of the game.
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I have been usine Program for the last 6 months and haven't seen a flea on the dog, in the house, or in the yard. I just ordered a 12 months supply of the Green(11-25#) Flavor Tabs for $92. Actually, I am changing to Sentinel which is a combination of the flea and heart worm med made by the same company(Novartis).

For anyone with a bad flea problem like I had, I highly recommend them.
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Old 10-08-2008, 12:58 PM
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Beneficial nematodes on your lawn and you will not have fleas to begin with
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Old 10-09-2008, 06:40 AM
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No fleas in West Texas. Will redeploy in 3 weeks and tell you what my wife's been using on the hounds. Of course, I believe the weather has a lot to do with it.
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Old 10-09-2008, 07:19 AM
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Frontline Plus works great for my my chocolate lab. Don't apply the stuff immediately after a bath. I usually apply it a couple days after her bath. The dog needs to have some oil on its skin to serve as a vector to spread the stuff around on the dog.

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Old 10-09-2008, 07:33 AM
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FireFly - 10/8/2008 2:58 PM

Beneficial nematodes on your lawn and you will not have fleas to begin with
Are these something that just naturally occurs, or in certain types of soil or grass, or can they be bought and introduced to a yard?
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