Stupid question, but I am asking anyway.

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by blue fire, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you really need to use flea shampoo for mild cases of fleas? I though maybe people would just want you to buy their product so they advertise that it kills fleas. I have a feeling the awnser is yes, but I don't want to spend money that I don't have to.
     
  2. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this for a pet? Dawn dishsoap works well. Lather and soak for about 5 minutes. Rinse. It smothers the fleas. You will need to repeat in about 5-7 days for anything that hatches out.

    You will also need to vacuum your house really well, put borax down and then vacuum.

    If you can treat your yard, do so.
     
  3. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i am thinking you most definately will need something stronger than flea shampoo to break the cycle. there is no such thing as a small case of fleas. believe me....one today, 5 million tomorrow. GL w. that. If it were me... i would be off to the VET and getting their recommended brand and dose.

    I went through a flea takeover just recently all bc of a few fleas and an aging dog. Since he is aging, 17 yrs old, i did not want to unnecessarily medicate. I tried all natural methods, organic, spray on, and flea shampoo and collar. the [email protected] things nearly took over the house...even AFTER all those treatments... so i went back to the vet and got their recommended stuff. expensive yes, but no more fleas, thank gosh.
     
  4. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Soak? I don't know how I could soak my 75 pound dog. [​IMG]
     
  5. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea my friend had a problem with her dog like that, but it seems if I just wash the dog, put some flea meds on him and vacuum we have no more trouble. I was just wondering if the shampoo was necessary....
     
  6. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tie the smallhorse (I mean dog) to something and bath, let him stand with the soap on him for 5 mintues before rinsing.
    If you read most of your flea product shampoos, they say to leave suds on the dog for 5 mintues too.
     
  7. twister

    twister Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when you vaccuum, be sure to change the bag and throw the bag in the dumpster, --- and i mean, get it out of your yard.

    the eggs live and will hatch, says my vet....

    it is a cycle that is incredibley difficult to break.
     
  8. blue fire

    blue fire Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhh Ok I was wondering how I was going to submerge my pony/dog in water. I would have to get a swimming pool and fleas or no fleas I am not buying him his own swimming pool. [​IMG]
     
  9. rodriguezpoultry

    rodriguezpoultry Langshan Lover

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    Comfortis, Comfortis, Comfortis!
     
  10. I gotta say this...NO QUESTION IS A STUPID QUESTION [​IMG]
     

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