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  1. Horrible flea season already

    Attention All New Members
    I live in Mississippi and this year, the fleas are already terrible. I started with Advantix, and it did absolutely nothing. Since then, we've switched to the Seresto collars and have given the dogs Capstar 3 times in the past 2 weeks. Nothing is working! Any ideas out there? Thank you in...
  2. What kind of flea/tick products do you use?

    General Dog Forum
    Hello all. I have a labrador adult and need help with flea/tick protection. He was on advantage ii for fleas but I have found out that its becoming less effective. I put the drops on correctly and still the fleas are fierce. I have resorted to simply giving him capstar to help with fleas but...
  3. Flea Shampoo WITH Advantage II?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Quick question guys; we have a flea problem here unfortunately. I gave my pup a flea bath 8 days ago with the DogMD flea shampoo... says it protects against fleas for 10 full days. In short; it didn't work so I want to use a spot on treatment, but I'm worried about overdosing. The shampoo says...
  4. is this a hot spot or a head injury ? very urgent please

    Dog Health Questions
    2 days ago i found a wound on the top of my dog's head, i thought he maybe stuck his head on something or he may have passed by a sharp object in the garage so i locked the garage or maybe the neighbor's annoying kid threw a rock or smth at him, anyway i called the vet to ask her what to do so...
  5. Advocate for furry dogs

    Dog Health Questions
    Hi guys I'm getting sick of advocate I have a husky dog and it's impossible to get the stuff on her skin and not actually all over her fur. What other heart worm and flea tick treatments that are really good preferably in a tablet form as my pups happy to eat anything.
  6. Experienced with Dog food allergies?

    Dog Food Forum
    Backstory, In March the rescue I got my dogs from got two 4 year oldish dogs that were suffering a bad allergic reaction. The male had hardly no fur from his waste down and was red as a tomato (in her words). The female wasn't quite as bad. They were also covered in mites. They figured they...
  7. Camping With 13 Week Old Puppy!?

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello! I am taking my 13 year old Chihuahua X Dachshund camping in 2 days. I am a first time dog owner, and any tips would be greatly appreciated! :wink: I am most worried about fleas and ticks. We want to use a collar but she chews on it sometimes. Any natural flea/tick repellents you guys...
  8. Praziquantel for tapeworm: Is the fish formulation ok

    Dog Health Questions
    I don't seem to be able to get total control over fleas here in Florida and my dogs keep getting tapeworm. The over the counter med for tapeworm is Praziquantel. It's easy to find the dosage, and I have a strong science background and am capable of measuring. I find that tablets containing the...
  9. Fleas that will NOT go away!

    Dog Grooming Forum
    I have been in a major flea battle on my dog for a couple months now. She has a flea collar has had baths with flea and tick shampoos. I then thought they must be on the carpet and bedding so we washed the bedding and I got a flea spray for carpets and furniture. She loves to roll on grass, So...
  10. Some kind of hotspot on my Pit's tail that is scabbed up and bleeds.

    Dog Health Questions
    My dog is 4 yrs old and he's always had this spot on his tail where the hair wasn't that thick or full. In other words he has a spot on his tail where the hair is very thin. He recently got fleas pretty bad, the worse he's ever had them, and broke out in a rash. But this thing has evolved, it's...
  11. My dog, Blue, has a flea infestation problem. ;(

    Attention All New Members
    Hi everyone, my name is Mike and I have 4yr old white Pit Bull. He is my very best friend, I take better care of him than I do myself. For all intents purposes he is my child. I was looking for a place where I can get info and where I can share and info that I may have that possibly can help...
  12. Treated my dog with Frontline 2 weeks ago and now full of fleas!

    General Dog Forum
    I just treated my dog 2 weeks ago and now she is infested with fleas again. I know that the Frontline says do not treat sooner than one month so what else can I do?
  13. Baby Moe the Griffon Chihuahua mix

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    Hello =] Just a few questions regarding my little monkey. His name is Moe and he is an 11 week old Griffon Chihuahua mix (mum was Brussels Griffon x Chihuahua and dad was Maltese.) This is him mid play with his teddy toy. There's just a few things I want to ask. Firstly, when he arrived...
  14. Puppies Need Protection Also !!!

    Pet Protector USA
    It's finally arrived !!! You have waited for weeks for this day. Your children are ecstatic. It's the day that you are finally able to take home your brand new pet that you purchased weeks earlier. Depending on the breed, in a lot of cases you have spent well over $1000. You go to the pet...
  15. What's the point of flea treatments?

    Dog Health Questions
    What's the point if your pets just keep getting fleas over and over? I mean, I know that fleas can make animals sick so obviously you should treat them. But it just feels like such a waste of money. I take my dog outside everyday and fleas are out there to freely jump on her and I take her to...
  16. How many fleas before you worry?

    Dog Health Questions
    With the mild winter we had here in Texas, it's been a horrible year for bugs. We have been finding 2 to 3 fleas on pixel per week, generally after a walk. She is on frontline plus, and in between her monthly doses of that (at least a week apart) we have tried a flea spray as well. Neither the...
  17. Dog scratching, itching, biting self, fleas

    General Dog Forum
    I have a shihtzu bichon mix (or so we think) and it is constantly scratching, biting, itching itself. I finally did determine even after using Advantix II that he has fleas near the back of him. Not a lot, but he does... Gave him a flea bath, 5 dead ones in the bath, but he is still...
  18. Questions regarding flea/tick meds and heartworm meds

    First Time Dog Owner and Basic Questions
    I have an American Eskimo pup who is 10 weeks old and so far we haven't given him any preventative meds. I was researching brands and I've pretty much decided on K9 Advantix. If I use K9 Advantix, which also repels and kills mosquitoes do I need to get heartworm meds? I live in San Francisco...
  19. Bug bites from my dog? Itchy, help!

    General Dog Forum
    I have been getting lots of bites I think that look like mosquito bites or flea bites while asleep at night. My husban who sleeps in the same bed as me gets none. They range from my feet to legs to stomach to arms. I live with two dogs. This didn't start till summer. My dog I give Comfortis...
  20. Scratching, Can't Find Fleas- Next Step?

    Dog Health Questions
    Our pup pixel has been scratching and chewing at her rear and neck at a significantly increased rate over the last ~week. Since we found a little teeny tiny bug on our bed (not a bed bug- didn't look like a flea or tick either), I've searched her over for fleas several times and have found...
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