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Flea Medicine for dog-your input?

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Samson has fleas...really badly! He is outside a lot and it is hard to get rid of them. Then he gives the fleas to my cats and my foster kitties! So we have a house full of fleas.

What do you use for fleas? What works best for you?

Right now I use Advantage multi for him, which includes flea and heartworm preventative. It's obviously not doing much! Someone recommended Comfortis. Someone else recommended Capstar. Have you used these? Are these to replace the one he is on now or compliment it? I want to use as little medicine as possible. Also he is on meds for Addison's, and I want to make sure these won't interact badly with that medicine. I guess I can call the drug company for that info

Thanks!
post #2 of 9
Capstar will start killing what is on him after 30 minutes after about an hour all fleas are dead. Capstar is not a preventive though only a temporary killer. I use capstar and after an hour I apply frontline which seems to work rather well.
post #3 of 9
I use frontline plus, and revolution. Works well for me!
post #4 of 9
frontline plus?, not good for me
post #5 of 9
Revolution is good. But the dogs have to have a heart worm test done in the past year to be able to get it.

I use regular advantage though and it works good for me.

Make sure the dog is completely dry and doesn't get wet for a long period after the application.
post #6 of 9
I use Frontline Plus for my dogs and Advantage for my cats. If the fleas have really infested your home, you might want to look into food grade diatomaceous earth powder to sprinkle into your carpets.
post #7 of 9
I use Advantix for my dogs. It kills fleas, ticks and mosquitoes and I havent had any problems with any bugs so far.
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Originally Posted by Momofmany View Post
I use Frontline Plus for my dogs and Advantage for my cats. If the fleas have really infested your home, you might want to look into food grade diatomaceous earth powder to sprinkle into your carpets.
I was going to suggest the same thing. Not much point of killing the fleas on the animals if the carpeting is full of more fleas ready to jump on for a feast or worse yet, jumping on the humans for a feast.
post #9 of 9
I just want to add one thing re: Advantix.. It's best not to use it if there is any chance your cats will come into contact with it on the dog. It's not safe for cats, and our vet told us not to use it even on the dogs since we have cats.
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