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Old May 12th 07, 03:58 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.misc
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Default Flea protection for a large Dog?

What is the most cost effective method to rid a large dog of fleas?
Frontline and Advantage seem to be highly recommended. Are there
cheaper products out there?

Thanks,

Mike


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Old May 12th 07, 03:33 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.misc
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Mike,

You get what you pay for when it comes to flea protection.

I learned a long time ago if you realy want rid of the nasty things to go
with Frontline Plus or Advantage the cheaper ones are a waste. If they do
work at all it's not as long as stated and they don't disrupt the life cycle
of the fleas they only kill the living so as soon as the eggs hatch you have
fleas again.

Celeste


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What is the most cost effective method to rid a large dog of fleas?
Frontline and Advantage seem to be highly recommended. Are there
cheaper products out there?

Thanks,

Mike




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Old May 13th 07, 12:00 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.misc,rec.pets.dogs.behavior,rec.pets.cats.health+behav,rec.pets.dogs.health,alt.med.veterinary
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Old May 13th 07, 12:00 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.misc
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Mike,

You get what you pay for when it comes to flea protection.

I learned a long time ago if you realy want rid of the nasty things to go
with Frontline Plus or Advantage the cheaper ones are a waste. If they do
work at all it's not as long as stated and they don't disrupt the life
cycle of the fleas they only kill the living so as soon as the eggs hatch
you have fleas again.

Celeste


Hi Celeste, where can I get the best price and most reliable service when
purchasing Frontline Plus or Advantage?

Mike


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Old May 13th 07, 02:22 AM posted to rec.pets.dogs.misc
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Default Flea protection for a large Dog?

Mike believe it or not you will probably get the best price off your vet.
I know for me to buy it at Petco I pay more than at the vets office.

If you don't have a problem with buying overseas you can also get good deals
at http://www.pets-megastore.com.au/ Even with the shipping I get the best
price on a 6 pack for dogs over 50 lbs by buying from the. I've been buying
supplies from this company for over 5 years without any problems. Currently
a 6 pack for dogs 44 to 89lbs is 54.73. I also used to buy Interceptor from
them but they don't sell it anymore and I now get it through my vets office.

I don't treat for fleas year round only when my dogs get fleas which is
maybe once a year. I know in some places you can't get away with that due
to the climate. When I discover fleas I treat the 2 dogs and 3 cats all
with Frontline Plus then follow up again the next month. So far that works
out great for us.

Celeste







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"Spot" wrote in message
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Mike,

You get what you pay for when it comes to flea protection.

I learned a long time ago if you realy want rid of the nasty things to go
with Frontline Plus or Advantage the cheaper ones are a waste. If they
do work at all it's not as long as stated and they don't disrupt the life
cycle of the fleas they only kill the living so as soon as the eggs hatch
you have fleas again.

Celeste


Hi Celeste, where can I get the best price and most reliable service when
purchasing Frontline Plus or Advantage?

Mike



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Old May 13th 07, 01:46 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.misc
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Default Flea protection for a large Dog?


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Mike believe it or not you will probably get the best price off your vet.
I know for me to buy it at Petco I pay more than at the vets office.

If you don't have a problem with buying overseas you can also get good
deals at http://www.pets-megastore.com.au/ Even with the shipping I get
the best price on a 6 pack for dogs over 50 lbs by buying from the. I've
been buying supplies from this company for over 5 years without any
problems. Currently a 6 pack for dogs 44 to 89lbs is 54.73. I also used
to buy Interceptor from them but they don't sell it anymore and I now get
it through my vets office.

I don't treat for fleas year round only when my dogs get fleas which is
maybe once a year. I know in some places you can't get away with that due
to the climate. When I discover fleas I treat the 2 dogs and 3 cats all
with Frontline Plus then follow up again the next month. So far that
works out great for us.

Celeste



Much thanks Celeste.


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Old May 27th 07, 10:50 PM posted to rec.pets.dogs.misc
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Default Flea protection for a large Dog?

On May 11, 9:58 pm, "Mike" wrote:
What is the most cost effective method to rid a large dog of fleas?
Frontline and Advantage seem to be highly recommended. Are there
cheaper products out there?

Thanks,

Mike


I recommend and use Frontline Plus on all my kids. of course there are
less expensive products, I have found them to also be less effective.
if you use Frontline Plus and notice a problem before a month is
up...you can use it every 3 wks, vs 4 wks. Dont forget to also treat
your home and yard and if you have outside cats...they MUST MUST MUST
be treated as well. otherwise, they will go out into the woods, or
down the block and bring the little buggars right back with them.
Makes for a neverending all out WAR! Excellent flea spray for the
yard, is to get a hose end sprayer, like as miracle grow one, fill it
half full of lemon joy ( yes, the dish washing detergent) and half
full of lemon amonia (I use the cheap stuff from the dollar store),
Use this weekly on your yard to eliminate fleas and flies. if you also
have a tick problem, go to Walmart or a discount grocery store, get
the cheapest powdered laundry soap with the highest bleach content (I
like 20 Mule Team Borax, from Walmart), you can sprinkle this along
your fence line (provided you have a fenced yard) and also along the
edges of your home, in the flower beds, planters whatever...I live in
rural MS and do not have bugs...I mean I live like serious out in the
middle of "the sticks". Ive got 200 acres behind me undeveloped
woodland and another 250 acres across the street woods and overgrown
pastures...I have a 1 acre fenced yard for my canine kids smack in the
middle of tick country usa and no bugs allowed here! Also, keep your
yard mowed really short..and eliminate or keep trimmed real short any
overhanging bushes..thats where the ticks like to hang out.
hope this helps,
Michelle

 




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