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post #1 of 20
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I know this is kinda off key, but my dog Watson is actually due to have his Advantage put on him on Friday...how long should I wait to give him a bath after I apply it to his skin? Or should I wash him first and then apply it to his skin???
post #2 of 20
Hi,
Bathe him, wait two days and apply Advantage. This is what my Vet recommends. Do not use flea shampoo, as you do not want a interaction between two products.

What breed is he? if you can post a photo would love to see him.

Dog lover here(lol)
post #3 of 20
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Watson...
post #4 of 20
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Wet dog, he LOVES baths!! He is mamma's big boy, and Mittens is mamma's baby boy
post #5 of 20
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Originally posted by nighteyes
Hi,
Bathe him, wait two days and apply Advantage. This is what my Vet recommends. Do not use flea shampoo, as you do not want a interaction between two products.

What breed is he? if you can post a photo would love to see him.

Dog lover here(lol)
Ok, thanks! I use regular shampoo on him anyway...poor thing needs his nails clipped too! Oh, he is part german shepherd and chow.
post #6 of 20
Yes - I bathe & then apply flea treatment 2-3 days later too.

Your dog is gorgeous! :

See my pics here: http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/sho...threadid=25694
post #7 of 20
OH He is beautiful!!!!
Thanks for the photos.
post #8 of 20
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Oh, guys...Thanks! He is my sweetie-pie!!

HOW cute!
post #9 of 20
what a cutie he is . I usualy bath the dog befor I give Frontline Plus .
post #10 of 20
Guess that we've been lucky. We use no flea and tick treatments and neither dog has had any bugs. Right now, they are both covered in mud, as it has rained most of the day. They smell good, too. Nothing like the smell of wet dog!
post #11 of 20
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Well, I decided to give him a bath tomorrow night when I get home from work ( I can't tonight because I have to go to school ) I also have to give him his heartworm pill tomorrow. I am going to wait till Saturday or Sunday to give him his Advantage. Do you guys give your dogs flea treatments throughout the whole year, or just in the summer time? I heard that some people just give them from April-September because of the warm weather!?!? Would do you think???
post #12 of 20
I'm in San Antonio & use it every month except maybe January. Since you're in a similar (but slightly wetter) climate, I'd suggest it year-round. The fleas never really die off unless you have a hard freeze, and how often does that happen here? It's expensive, but so are tapeworm pills (the dogs and cats can get tapeworm from swallowing fleas). You can find Advantage and Frontline online for a pretty reasonable price if your vet charges a lot for it. www.healthypets.com

www.nofleas.com/Flea-Index.asp?state=Texas
post #13 of 20
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I pay about $50 every 6 months. So, it's not that bad. I was just wondering what the best optoins were. I will keep giving it to him every month. Thanks!
post #14 of 20
When we lived in Houston we had to use the Advantage year round. Those fleas are sure hardy down there!!
post #15 of 20
I don't use Frontline Plus in november till February , somettimes I start already in february depending how warm it is .
post #16 of 20
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Ok, I just gave him a bath...boy does the bathroom smell good My mom always says that they need a perfume called "Wet Dog"...of course she is kidding...Anyway, should I give him his Advantage tomorrow or should I wait a couple of days???
post #17 of 20
Hey Candie Love your boy: He is a real sweetie I wish I could bath my Nemo without having to call out the armed guards He hates water since he is Alaskan Malamute mixed breed. He has more of the traits of the breed than lab which is what the vet said he was mixed with.
post #18 of 20
Hi Candie,
You can apply the Advantage as soon as your dog is dry. If you use Frontline, it's best to wait a few days b/c it uses the oils on the dog's skin to spread - bathing washes off the natural oils.
post #19 of 20
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Thanks for the advise everyone...I will do that tonight! Next up, cutting his claws...this should be interesting but my sisters are coming over this weekend, so I am going to make them help me!
post #20 of 20
Now that rainy season is over, as soon as the yard dries out, I'm going to scrub down my two, before the weather gets cold. Since we put in the shower enclosure, its too hard to bathe them in the tub. I use a kiddie pool, on the patio and a spray nozzle on the hose.

We tried to take Ike to the groomer but, he freaked out and pooped all over the shower. Even with Bill there, she couldn't handle him. Looks like its a do-it-myself job.
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