So about the begining of October we found some fleas on my puppies. We think they caught them early as there wasn't any flea dirt, etc. So they got flea baths that night (fri.) and then the next wednesday when I got home I went to the vet and got frontline for both of them. My dachshund is fine nothing on him anymore but this morning I was laying on the floor and my basset was on the couch and I looked up and saw some dirt in the folds of her neck at first I thought she just had dirt from laying outside or something but upon closer examination I realized that it was flea dirt and there were fleas...so I guess what I want to know is what should I try know?
Maybe they've changed the formula. We've used Frontline for years but about 2 months ago I spotted fleas on our dogs. I used Frontline which has never failed us in the past. For some reason it did not work this time. We are still battling fleas.
My vet told me that for some dogs, frontline has lost its efficacy. He said when the product first came out it was incredibly reliable and worked on virtually every dog he saw. But hes not sure if they changed the formula minutely, or if fleas have just gotten more resistant. Just use Advantage or Advantix on the basset. Frontline is far more waterproof though (regardless of what the packaging says on Advantage/advantix) so you will need to be careful with washing your dogs or using it if your dogs swim a lot.
Never trust a tall dwarf... he's lying about something.
I bought Frontline Plus and it worked on one dog but not the other. I use bathe with Mycodex shampoo I got from the vet. I did this every other day until I did not see anymore fleas on the dog. Hopefully mine will finally all be gone. It has been 17 degrees on night and will be 12 degrees tonight. If none of them made it into the heated kennel building, I should be fine. I guess since only two of the dog got fleas out of the whole pack, I should be happy. I will never bring a rescue dog on to my property again with out first checking it for fleas or having it dipped at the vets office.
Capstar can be purchased off the internet. I just typed in Capstar and found it. I think you can get it off eBay.
For the yards, I got a fertilizer spreader and use diatamaious earth. But as I said, they will not survive the cold winter here, as long as none snuck into the kennel building where there is heat.
He's your friend,your partner,your defender your dog.You are his life,his love,his leader. He will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of his heart.You owe it to him to worthy of such devotion
Debi: You can find anise oil at almost ANY natural food store (think vegan/vegetarian/hippy), Co-op, Biomax, and even some "New Age" bookstores; the kind that sell incense and candles. They often carry oils for ayurveda and massage. Basically what you need to ask around about is essential oils. That's what you ask places you call to see if they carry it. When you find one that does sell essential oils, ask if they carry anise oil, and if they don't if they could order some when they next place an order. If you still can't find it, let me know. I'm a massage therapist and have access to companies that don't sell to the general public.
You can also check your local bait shops. Yes, bait shops. Anise oil is used on lures to attract fish. They probably carry it cheaply. Just make sure it's not blended with cod liver oil, as that's what you combine it with before you smear the fishing lure.