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Old October 17th, 2012, 07:51 PM   #21
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I do pest control for a living so I would advise using a product with a IGR (insect growth regulator) as one of its active ingredients. Get a sprayer (a cheap plastic one will do) and fan spray all of the floors in the house top to bottom. Then vacuum the house daily for a couple of weeks. This should take care of your issue. There is no quick overnight fix for fleas. It is a process so don't expect immediate results.

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http://www.amazon.com/Precor-IGR-Reg.../dp/B0043HXV66

and this:
http://www.amazon.com/Suspend-Insect.../dp/B002Y57MGE

Is any of this stuff available locally?
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Old October 18th, 2012, 05:22 AM   #22
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Old October 18th, 2012, 05:46 AM   #23
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Dawn dish soap kills them better than flea shampoo and also won't dry there skin out. Have two APBT's one all red, and a all white bluenose, for one reason or another our red nose didn't really have to much of a problem, but on the other hand the white one had them like crazy. Spray from TSC mentioned worked well and baths every week.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 12:29 PM   #24
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Old October 18th, 2012, 12:38 PM   #25
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Dawn dish soap kills them better than flea shampoo and also won't dry there skin out. Have two APBT's one all red, and a all white bluenose, for one reason or another our red nose didn't really have to much of a problem, but on the other hand the white one had them like crazy. Spray from TSC mentioned worked well and baths every week.
Dawn soap is a better way to get them out of dogs with less chemicals than flea shampoos but that's about all your post is right about.

Dawn soap WILL dry out their skin. Have you ever washed your hands with Dawn soap? How did your hands feel afterward? Dry. Now imagine the 2-3 times most people need to wash their dogs with Dawn to ensure the fleas are dead, then think of how dry it will make their skin.

Blue nose is ONLY a nose color. If your dog is white, call it white. If it's blue, call it blue. If it's green, call it green. You don't have a "white bluenose" because there's no such thing.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 04:47 PM   #26
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Dog is still itching today, not much but still itching. Frontline Plus is taking its time spreading I think, but I know this isn't an immediate fix and have found plenty of dead fleas in his cage and room which is a good sign.

Anyone know where around Clarkston I can get Capstar not at the vet? PetCo and PetSmart list it online I'm going to give them a ring and see if they have it.
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You can give some Benedryl to help with the scratching. Rule of thumb is 1mg/1#, but not over 50mgs.

Obviously, it's not going to help with the fleas but it might give your dog a bit of itch relief.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 08:05 PM   #28
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My lab had fleas bad ~ we first used the k advantage but didn't like the way he reacted to it. Went to frontline plus. Check Amazon.com for a great deal on that. As for the house, I read this on the internet, can't say it worked or not as I never really saw any fleas in the carpet or on the furniture, but did it anyway. Sprinkle regular table salt on furniture and carpet. Do the bedroom first thing in the morning and vacuum really good in the evening, sprinkle living/family room at bed time and vacuum in the AM. Good luck.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 08:11 PM   #29
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Pretty cut and dry read.
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Found some capstar at petco and gave that to him so any living flea on him will be dead fast, supposedly. Vacuumed again, found a handful of dead fleas on the hardwood and in his cage so that's progress. See if I find more now that frontline has taken hold and capstar has been given.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 05:38 AM   #31
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Dawn soap is a better way to get them out of dogs with less chemicals than flea shampoos but that's about all your post is right about.

Dawn soap WILL dry out their skin. Have you ever washed your hands with Dawn soap? How did your hands feel afterward? Dry. Now imagine the 2-3 times most people need to wash their dogs with Dawn to ensure the fleas are dead, then think of how dry it will make their skin.

Blue nose is ONLY a nose color. If your dog is white, call it white. If it's blue, call it blue. If it's green, call it green. You don't have a "white bluenose" because there's no such thing.
K weasel squeezer before you jump on my nuts get your shit right, dawn dish soap does not and will not dry out your skin since it has olay and other natural lotions in it( if you did dishes you would know) Secondly since you feel the need to correct me on calling him a blue nose. Let me correct my statement, he is all white from a blue line, both of his parents are blue. Also akc and mkc registered as a " White/blue APBT" and as for you other stupid remark about blue only being the nose color then what color do you call this dog Click image for larger version

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Yes you are correct there is no such thing as bluenose rednose, ect. But honestly who else but maybe a hand full of people on this site would know that... So when you've gone to school for years and paid thousands of dollars to become a vet, then you can tell me the opposite of what every other vet including my mother, who all say to "use dawn dish soap because it kills the fleas and wont dry there skin out" then maybe I'll listen to you till then screw off and have a nice day
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Old October 21st, 2012, 12:16 AM   #32
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K weasel squeezer before you jump on my nuts get your shit right, dawn dish soap does not and will not dry out your skin since it has olay and other natural lotions in it( if you did dishes you would know) Secondly since you feel the need to correct me on calling him a blue nose. Let me correct my statement, he is all white from a blue line, both of his parents are blue. Also akc and mkc registered as a " White/blue APBT" and as for you other stupid remark about blue only being the nose color then what color do you call this dog Attachment 97763

Yes you are correct there is no such thing as bluenose rednose, ect. But honestly who else but maybe a hand full of people on this site would know that... So when you've gone to school for years and paid thousands of dollars to become a vet, then you can tell me the opposite of what every other vet including my mother, who all say to "use dawn dish soap because it kills the fleas and wont dry there skin out" then maybe I'll listen to you till then screw off and have a nice day
Hey there sunshine, actually I do know what Dawn dish soap does to one's hands, seeing as I do dishes.

How do you know if I'm a vet or not? Oh right, you don't. BTW, vets are not breed experts.

That dog you posted there is not an APBT. It's actually an entirely different breed called an American Bully. It was a breed that was created in the early 90s using APBTs and ASTs as well as a handful of other Molosser breeds. Yes, I know you said that your dog is registered as an APBT with AKC, which is quite comical, seeing as AKC doesn't even recognize APBTs as being a breed. They do register ASTs though, which your dog also is not.

UKC registers APBTs and they'd register your dog as one even though I'd guarantee his pedigree does not show any APBT lines in the last say 3-4 generations.

My "stupid" remark about his blue nose only meaning that his nose is blue still stands. Yes, his nose is blue. Congratulations, you're not color blind. He's also a blue dog. Also congrats, what's your point? Your dog is blue, good job.

When you mom tells you to use Dawn, how many times does she say to wash the dog with it? If you read my post, I said to be careful if you're going to be washing the dog 2-3 times to get rid of the fleas. Now, I don't know about you but if I'm getting rid of fleas, I'm going to be washing the dog a few times within a week to make sure my dog is pest-free. I guess that's just me though. Maybe you wait a week or 2 to many sure you don't come across dry skin. If you wash your dog 2-3 times in a week with ANY kind of shampoo, you're more likely to dry their skin out..

One more thing, when there are oil spills and wildlife is affected, why do they use Dawn to clean the animals? Why do they suggest you use Dawn to clean oil spills in your garage? Because it cleans the grease. How does it clean the grease? By drying it out. So why, oh why, would it not dry out your skin or your dog's skin?
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Old October 21st, 2012, 01:27 AM   #33
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One more thing
"Ever wonder why Dawn Dishwashing Liquid is the wildlife cleaner of choice after an oil spill? According to the International Bird Rescue Research Center, Dawn effectively removes grease but does not cause harm to the skin of the birds and other wildlife. Itís also biodegradable and contains no phosphates.

Second. Your post did not say to be careful about how many times you wash the dog. It said now imagine using the 2-3 times needed that would dry the skin out.

Third this is not an American bulldog
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American bull dogs only grow to be between 70-120lbs and 22-28 inches tall full grown. He is only 65lbs and registered UKC purple ribbon blue Tasmanian devil. Bred to be thick and have a huge head like an American bully, But is not.

This is an American bully
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Also a misspell by my phones auto correct it was supposed to be ukc and Mkc registered, even willing to show you pics of his papers. Even have a pedigree going back well over 6 generations as I did not buy him from some dead beat rundown pos "pitbull" breeder.
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