Why dont people fea their dogs? WTF?

Discussion in 'Dog Health Care' started by Squishy22, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. Squishy22

    Squishy22 Guest

    I just recently moved to flea country (oklahoma). I came from Washington which also has fleas but its NOTHING compared to out here. I've walked into peoples homes and literally had 5 fleas jumping all over my ankles.

    One woman has two chihuahuas who are scratching so bad that they have open wounds and hair loss. You can clearly see the fleas running around their skin.

    Flea collars do not work, people. That spray you buy in a can at walmart does not work either. Hell, I doubt the flea drops at walmart work. Powder does not work. Flea shampoo does not work. These things MAY work to an extent, but they just arent GOOD ENOUGH.

    All you have to do is take a trip to the vets office and buy some revolution or something similar. Its not that hard, but apparently people dont want to spend 20 bucks a month on flea meds for one of their dogs. :rolleyes:

    One lady says it costs her 40 bucks a month, so she just lets her dogs suffer.

    I am just annoyed and venting...
     
  2. bubbatd

    bubbatd Moderator

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    Wishing you happiness with your move ....I'm not surprised . Try to educate .
     
  3. 2pups622

    2pups622 Soon to Be 4 Pups!!

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    I do not use any chemical's But if i had a problem like that i would.
     
  4. babymomma

    babymomma Remembering Casey ♥

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    Same here 2 pups.
     
  5. Island dog

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    Revolution does do a good job controlling fleas and it doesn't wash off. I used it but now I'm more concerned about what effects it will have in the long term with Molly. I'm worried why it's so efficient - scares me. I'm taking my chances right now. I don't think I could live in the conditions you described - I think I would cave and treat the animals and home.
     
  6. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    i spend the 40 a month on frontline, and advantix to only have fleas!!!

    here we have to treat animals, yard, house, and car on a regular basis. and i still can always find a few fleas on my critters.
     
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    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    actually is 40 for the dogs
    another 20 for the cat
    and another 20 for the rabbits (advantage for cats works for rabbits and is safe)

    80 bucks a month only to still have fleas.
     
  8. Squishy22

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    Yes, revolution must be some potent stuff. I use it on my 3 pound chihuahua and have not seen any adverse affects. I wish I could go without using any chemicals, but the fleas here are just everywhere.

    In Arizona, fleas were so rare that I never used any kind of flea products.

    Revolution also prevents ear mites, which are hell here as well.
     
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    Yah, sadly Frontline doesn't always work. I have a few clients battling fleas and I know they use Frontline. One has even bought it through me and also got the Frontline spray, the one you can directly spay on the dog. For some reason some seem resistant to it. One of my client's dog has such a big infestation, I feel so bad for her. She has her on Frontline, brought her in twice to get her flea dipped, at the same time her home was bombed and still she has problems. I know there's a pill out there that you can get from your vet, normally I'm hesitant with such a thing but for these specific incident I would look in on it.

    Some dogs are flea magnets.

    But there are some people that just don't seem to care about fleas, that would gross me out.
     
  10. Squishy22

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    Its a wonder if fleas are starting to become immune to a lot of these flea products. Revolution has worked very well... never found a single flea, so I am sticking with it.
     
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    I would agree on that. I had a bit of a problem last year and switch over to Advantage and it did seem to work a bit better.
     
  12. Squishy22

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    The fleas here not only love dogs, but they also love Lily as well. I've even found some on her. I used a fogger in my house twice and that seemed to kill them all, for the time being.
     
  13. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    the flea pill Comfortis does work. 100%
    however the only critter i have that can take it is Lynn
    it gave Ruckus the squirts and full blow colitis.
    they do not make it for cats or bunnies.
     
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    Laurelin I'm All Ears

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    Nothing works in Oklahoma permanently, believe me... I lived there long enough to know. Every summer you will have fleas. I could put anything on my dogs (Frontline, Advantix, etc) and I'll still have fleas.

    Comfortis did work on everyone but made two of my dogs vomit a lot.
     
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    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    just dont use promeris. I have seen more dogs have problems with that than anything. I am talking nervous system damage!
    So far the most common problem with Comfortis is that it can cause upset stomach. you are suppose to give it with food. But it still screw Ruckus's belly up.
     
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    Does anyone know anything about 'Capstar' pills?
     
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    Fran101 Resident fainting goat

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    for some reasons my moms bichon is a flea MAGNET its insane. we've had luck with k9advantix so far

    frontline was garbage for us. made no difference
     
  18. smkie

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    It always seemed to me that fleas preferred the yellow labs over the black and the white dogs most of all. Pepper has very little problem at all but let Victor go in the field to chase about and he always comes back with something. Epsecially if they are digging. Moles must have problems with fleas too. I borax the heck out of my home. I used flea and tick treatment for the first time this year because the ticks were insanely bad but it made VIctor's skin look irritated and the small part of it that touched his plastic hunting collar dissolved it which is just plain creepy. WE have had sooo much rain and the fleas seem to prefer it wet, seems like even at the kennels when it got drought like the numbers lessened. Everyone here is complaining about them and about their flea treatments not working.
     
  19. Island dog

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    It's odd how some dogs are plagued by fleas and others not. A gentleman that brings his 2 Jack Russel crosses to play never treats his dogs for fleas and they have no problem. I'm hoping I'll be as lucky. When we lived in Edmonton we never treated for fleas because it get's so bloody cold there fleas aren't a problem.
     
  20. dogsarebetter

    dogsarebetter EVIL SHELTIES!!!!

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    Capstar is great. So far I have never seen a dog have problems with it. It starts killing in 30 minutes. It will kill every flea on the dog, but it is not a preventative. It just kills what is on the dog.

    both comfortis and capstar taste like treats and most all dogs will readily eat them up!
     

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