I think I saw a flea!!!

Barbarat

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I put frontline on Louie on august 18 and I think I saw a flea on him today! I have never had fleas on my other dogs when I used frontline. His hair is so short I'm having a hard time looking, I saw it by his ear and when I went to get it he was having none of it lol!! I don't see any flea dirt but did notice he has a couple of bumps on him. Any suggestion for shampoo or natural products? He was at the dog park on Sunday but I thought frontline would cover him.
 

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Frontline has never worked well for me with fleas. It does pretty good with ticks though. I like Trifexis for fleas and as a heartworm preventative. Nothing is going to get 100% of fleas 100% of the time though. The flea you saw also could have just gotten on him.
 

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[MENTION=1]bullmama[/MENTION] [MENTION=3]Sherry[/MENTION] - is it hte Apple cider vinegar or dawn dish soap that does the flea control?
 

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If I remember correctly its the dish soap... I'm not too sure tho as fleas are not a problem in Arizona (at least not where I live).


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Dawn dish soap will kill any fleas that are on him. The problem with that is that it's bad about stripping off your Frontline.
 

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Dawn dish soap will kill them. We don't use any topical flea meds. The only thing we use to control fleas and we (knock on wood) don't have a flea problem is Sentinel for heartworms.
 

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Dawn dish soap will kill them. We don't use any topical flea meds. The only thing we use to control fleas and we (knock on wood) don't have a flea problem is Sentinel for heartworms.

we too don't use topical flea meds. Thank goodness although fleas are epidemic in our area this year. In fact a guy at work is full of bites from his ankles us to almost his knees, he has 7 cats and a flea infestation that would knock your socks off, gives me the heebejebeese
 

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I don't like to use flea products either. I use a mix of lemon juice and water and give them a good spray all over (being careful to avoid their face). We've not yet had a problem.
 
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