I was talking with a lady I met yesterday. She was telling me about her new puppy and of course I had to tell her about my crew.
She told me about this home flea remedy she paid $20 for the recipe on the internet and she said it works great. She has never seen a flea on her dog, she doesn't need any type of flea medication.
She said take one part Pantene Shampoo/Condition (the 2 in 1) and one part Pine Sol. Mix it and shampoo your dog with it once a month, you can shampoo with your regular stuff in between. She said if it bothers their skin to cut down a bit on the Pine Sol.
She says her pups coat is beautiful & he has no fleas. Has anyone heard of this, tried it???
I live on a sand hill and I have never had any fleas on any of my dogs, except one rescue that came with the works as far as parasites. I have a feeling ivermectin also kind of repels fleas as well. I may be wrong, boxers very rarely get fleas in the first place due to their extra short coat. Just one more good thing about them I guess.
I wouldn't pre-treat with anything. It seems like our dogs are getting enough as far as medications, vaccinations, wormers and other parasite control. It seems funny that our grandparents had dogs that lived just as long as dogs of today without all the BS.
I don't let my dogs around the floors when I am "Pine Soling" Plus they hate the smell of the stuff, and they have got sensitive skin I'm afraid to see what their reaction to the stuff would be. I actually use baby shampoo....and frontline. No fleas here. I'd rather spend the xtra 20 bucks then have to rush to the e vets.
Gunny I was actually referring to those who use frontline type products. Which its a personal thing. Everyone just needs to do what they feel is right and I know vets are the first to try to push people in to doing the topical stuff.
The rescue boxer I took in last year had fleas, worms, scabies, coccidia. She was given albon, wormer, and a PILL that killed the fleas in 2 hours. I had never heard of the pill before that.
Several years ago when I was grooming, you would not believe some of the dogs that came in that people would try their home remedies on. When little dog was so pitiful from being dipped in something that almost eat her skin off. I would not put nothing on my dogs but a good dog shampoo. We don't have fleas but even if we did I am afraid of anything that might do them some harm.
We don't have fleas. We sprinkled the Boric Acid into the carpet years ago. Haven't seen any since. If we do get any I'll stick to the flea shampoo. I'm allergic to Pine Sol and other pine scents and I sure wouldn't put anything on the babies that requires glove usage for me.
I called my vet today, because the puppy I just got has alot of fleas. He told me not to use chemicles on her yet, but that his groomer puts a handful of salt in lukewarm soapy water and puts the puppy in up to the neck for four minutes. The fleas hate soap and salt and jump off the dog.
Ohhhhhh I don't know about pine sol that stuff burns my nose just mopping the floor with it I can't imagine bathing my dog in it. I would never try anything that harsh. Pure Lemon juice and water will kill fleas on contact and it is a much safer. Lemon Dawn works great too any kind of citrus really will work citrus is lethal to fleas and their eggs.
I don't use advantix for fleas I use it for ticks, they are really really bad around here, I've had lyme disease myself. Too bad that doesn't work for ticks, I'd give it a try. Alot cheaper than advantix!!! :P
Sounds like that came from the idiots who used to dip their dogs in oil to kill fleas.
If your dog has any type of known or unknown seizure disorder, more than likely your dog will seize just from breathing the fumes from cleaning with Pine Sol. I have an epileptic dog and I can use nothing but vinegar & water to clean with or the fumes send him into a cluster seizure cycle.