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What Flea Treatment Works For Your Animals?

submitted on May 3, 2011 by clover in "Products / Gadgets", last updated on May 4, 2011 by YanBz
I need some help here my Buxr "Peeps." I have never had a flea problem with my animals until this year. I used to put Frontline Plus on them but it is not working anymore. I have two indoor cats and a Golden Retriever that only goes out in my yard. There are a lot of strays around so I am guessing that is the problem! Anyone have a brand that they swear by?
Thank you and Addie, Rickey & "Clover" thank you!
        

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    tammy987
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    Posted by tammy987 on May 4, 2011
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    We used to use Frontline Plus for many years, but I started getting a little concerned about all the chemicals being used so I switched to a more natural flea control. I use the shampoo, then spray bedding and carpets and use the spray after. It's a little more work, but worth the peace of mind for me. I get it at Petco.
    http://www.petco.com/product/1.....-Cats.aspx
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    • tammy987
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      Posted by tammy987 on May 4, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      They have the Natural Chemistry brand for dogs at Petsmart FYI.
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    • clover
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      Posted by clover on May 5, 2011 [reply] 0 0
      Thanks Tammy!
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    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on May 4, 2011
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    Here is a nice site that lists the ingredients for more than a hundred flea and tick products - http://www.simplesteps.org/greenpaws-products
    You can see which of them contains toxic chemicals and the level of risk for each.

    Another site, http://www.veterinarypartner.c.....C=0&A=1575 offers information from veterinarians, and includes the product we use (Sentinel, a heartworm preventive that also kills hookworms and roundworms, and prevents flea reproduction). This causes female fleas that feed on pets treated with it to produce sterile eggs. It takes months to reach a flea-free state, so you may also need some adult flea control at first. For that we used Adam's Flea and Tick Mist (available at PetSmart, Petco, Walmart, and lots of places online).

    Here's one more link, a blog about the safety and efficacy of flea control products - http://blogs.dogster.com/vet_b.....-products/
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    clover
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    Posted by clover on May 14, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I bought this product from Walmart and have put it on the animals. It is the same ingredients as Frontline Plus. I have used Frontline in the past and it worked for my animals. I will let everyone know if this product works. Thank you again for the info! It is much appreciated! It's $28 for a three pack no matter what the size is.

    http://petarmor.com/works/compare.php

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