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Old 22-09-2013, 17:22   #16
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Re: Fleas on dogs

Margaret Stronghold is in pipettes just like Frontline. Max had mites when he was a puppy and we got the Stronghold from the Vet
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Old 22-09-2013, 18:52   #17
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My daughter recently got a Jack Russell puppy...she had been treated with Stronghold, but we thought it was a jab
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Old 22-09-2013, 19:08   #18
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It is stronger chemicals than Frontline
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Old 22-09-2013, 19:12   #19
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Yes, she was told that it was effective against eggs and larvae.......she was quite perturbed when the puppy came in from playing in the garden to find she had acquired a couple of fleas....I told her that once they had had a feed they would die and drop off...but she combed them out and killed them anyway.
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Jelly baby is the injection called 'Stronghold'?
Sorry for the delay in replying, have been away.
No, stronghold is another flea treatment for which a prescription is needed. It is, as the name suggests, stronger than frontline so may not be suitable for smaller dogs. It not only kills fleas but mites and other parasites as well. It is available online but only with a prescription. I don't know what the injection is called, but it does work well in conjunction with the frontline.
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Old 12-10-2013, 15:04   #21
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Oops, didn't see the previous replies!
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Old 12-10-2013, 15:27   #22
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how old is she and do you walk her in grass
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Old 12-10-2013, 15:40   #23
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My mum has a chihuahua and he has had a big problem this year.....we have treated the home with canisters that 'fog' the place...he has had fipronil treatment(frontline) but still he has the odd flea(despite combing him when he comes in)...I have told my mum that it is because he goes into the long grass near her house...anyway I have ordered some Frontline Combo..this has something in it which sterilises the female flea and makes it impossible for her to reproduce.
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how old is she and do you walk her in grass
Yes I fell run with her. She's 10.

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My mum has a chihuahua and he has had a big problem this year.....we have treated the home with canisters that 'fog' the place...he has had fipronil treatment(frontline) but still he has the odd flea(despite combing him when he comes in)...I have told my mum that it is because he goes into the long grass near her house...anyway I have ordered some Frontline Combo..this has something in it which sterilises the female flea and makes it impossible for her to reproduce.
Hope it works!
I am supposing the fleas were stubborn on Kya because she's a big hairy thing. They have gone now anyway, she's much happier and Neill isn't freaking out (obviously they didn't leave me jumping for joy either but he was really upset by it more so than I was)!
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Old 12-10-2013, 18:39   #25
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It has really upset my mum too. She has had dogs all of her life but they have never had fleas. I think the two pronged attack will work, especially as the weather is cooling down now too.
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Buy one of these puppies too for combing...

Works like them fly trap things, when you hit one you hear it crack... flea, dead...

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We have one of those as well as a conventional flea comb.
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Old 16-10-2013, 15:18   #28
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It has really upset my mum too. She has had dogs all of her life but they have never had fleas. I think the two pronged attack will work, especially as the weather is cooling down now too.
Thanks-I'm pretty confident that the problem has gone now, although I did see a tiny one a few days ago on the sofa, the vet said not to worry because all of them cannot live off the dog now and will die off without breeding, and yes the weather will help.

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Buy one of these puppies too for combing...

Works like them fly trap things, when you hit one you hear it crack... flea, dead...

lol nice!

Neill was really upset, I think because his last dog (all have been rescues) was in a bad way when he got him, and absolutely riddled with fleas, and they were so hard to get rid of as there were so many of them. The whole house got infested and everything fabric was on a constant wash repeat cycle until the treatment took hold.
I think he envisioned a repeat of that situation and he panicked when I said I'd seen them on Kya.
I guess they affect different situations and people in different ways, if they're caught quickly they're just a nuisance but they can be a big problem.
Kya HATES being combed unfortunately. Actually she hates most things unless she can eat it or fornicate with it.
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Old 18-10-2013, 13:51   #29
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Unfortunately this may not be the best solution then, mine gets a bit "twitchy" when he hears it crack near him ! and then he works out what's coming and won't let us brush him !
Its worth a fiver just to fry a few of the horrid little critters though !
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Re: Fleas on dogs

Only just seen this, we used Frontline fer years (on Vets recommendation) this last year it seemed to not work very well at all, (ours is 15) n small, so we tried Bob Martins, fer some reason its worked great n we have stayed wi it, much cheaper as well.
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