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    I am so upset. I hated people. That's all there is to it. So, here's my rant! My neighbors and their dog. All summer they're been complaining that their dog has fleas and asking if mine do. The answer is the same every damn time. No, my dogs don't have fleas. I treat them BEFORE there is a problem. I use the flea tick chewy tab, nexguard. They don't have any control over their dog and they can't keep him in their yard and he comes to mine. They have to drag him home every time because he doesn't come when called, ever. On my leisure Sunday, the only day I have with my husband, I am giving baths because I found a couple fleas on Henry. I'm not sure how, because they had the flea chew less than 3 weeks ago, but they have fleas. Henry had about a dozen. Macon had a couple. I couldn't find any on Clyde and I haven't mustered the energy to bathe Rootbeer yet. I've always thought the dawn dish soap for fleas thing was bs, but I used it today. Lol I still don't know if it works but I didn't know what else to do. I've never had a dog with fleas. They're bad around here and I've always taken preventative measures instead of figuring out what to do once the problem is there. I also mixed up some vinegar, water, lemon ,lemongrass, citronella, and Rosemary oils. I sprayed that on them after their baths. I'm washing all their bedding too. It just irritates the ever lovin crap out of me. I hate fleas. They're horrible to get rid of once you have them. I'm assuming that I will have to bathe them in a week or two incase there is any eggs to be hatched. Anyone know if that's right? Thanks for listening to another of my rants!

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    So sorry to hear this and what rude neighbours who don't take care of their dog. I was thinking of one thing concerning the flea chew, though; Castor has a tick prevention that I think works not as a repellent but by killing off any ticks or fleas that land on him. Can it perhaps be the same with your dogs' chew, i.e. that it would have killed the fleas within a couple of hours or so? That might explain why your dogs got fleas although they had taken their meds. Castor got hedgehog fleas a few weeks ago (which would not have stayed on him anyway as they apparently don't like dogs) so I now know how absolutely awful it is to see fleas on your dog's coat.

    Good luck with getting rid of them!


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    I've never had a flea issue w/my dogs, but onetime my cats got fleas at my parents house. It was HORRIBLE… you have to treat the pet several times (baths or dips) and THEN you have to treat your home. We had to bomb the house several times because they lay eggs and then when they hatch you have kill the hatchlings. It seems to take forever… so frustrating!!! Ugh… Good luck

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    i would be pitching a fit for sure! Hopefully the dawn works and the spray to keep them away
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    @Roseann Dawn dish soap will kill any fleas on a dog when you bathe them.It will not keep fleas off. Nexguard kills fleas before they can lay eggs, so that they can not infest. If your neighbor's fleabag comes into your yard, get some diatomeceous earth-food grade, and sprinkle it around in your yard. It will kill fleas by drying up the natural protective oils on their
    "shell" and they will dry up. The food grade is safe, even if your dogs eat it.
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    I looked on the package and apparently it's supposed to kill them within 24 hours. I've used this all year and haven't seen a single flea. I will have to go back to letting my boys out briefly to potty and bring them back in. It just bugs the crap out of me that their dog has had fleas all year. Maybe I'm just a freak about it because I have somewhat of a bug fobia. Thanks for the suggestions. I've wanted to try the Damascus earth, now I have an excuse.

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    Since fleas are in the same genus as lice - try mixing tea tree oil and sprit zing the dogs down after bathing or as a freshen up. Even spray down the bedding, carpets, couches etc..... Anything fabric. It is a natural repellent -- we shake a 1oz bottle of tea tree oil into each new bottle of shampoo during the school year and NEVER have issues with head lice. Just a thought! ������

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    With five dogs I could not imagine I use revolution on them all not seen a flea in 5 years up here , the only one who does not get any flea treatment is old Diva at 11 she is at the stage of she only wants to go out to do business and come right back in to sleep again . Think I would say something or mail a brochure to the people next door on how to treat flea,s
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    ...everyone else in a room with you is pinching their noses
    ...you snore like a chain saw.
    ...it takes too much energy to beg
    ...your snore is louder than your bark
    ...you have never seen your tail...what is a tail anyways?
    ...you're the loudest snorer in the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natski282 View Post
    With five dogs I could not imagine I use revolution on them all not seen a flea in 5 years up here , the only one who does not get any flea treatment is old Diva at 11 she is at the stage of she only wants to go out to do business and come right back in to sleep again . Think I would say something or mail a brochure to the people next door on how to treat flea,s
    We also use Revolution, and our guys have never had a flea.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    We also use Revolution, and our guys have never had a flea.
    I always worry about this type of stuff dumping it on My guys after all it is a insecticide that is absorbed which ever way outside or inside , but it has to be done fleas are one thing but up here TICKS are another they scare Me more so I use it , so far no ill effects that I know of to My guys , used it for years .
    YOU MIGHT BE A BULLDOG IF...

    ...everyone else in a room with you is pinching their noses
    ...you snore like a chain saw.
    ...it takes too much energy to beg
    ...your snore is louder than your bark
    ...you have never seen your tail...what is a tail anyways?
    ...you're the loudest snorer in the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natski282 View Post
    I always worry about this type of stuff dumping it on My guys after all it is a insecticide that is absorbed which ever way outside or inside , but it has to be done fleas are one thing but up here TICKS are another they scare Me more so I use it , so far no ill effects that I know of to My guys , used it for years .
    We haven't had any ill effects from it either, and I like the product because you only use it from April to October, it's easy to use once a month, and it covers them for fleas, ticks, heart worm, and mange. Also it's not too expensive at $65, which works out to be $10 a month for the treatment.
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    We haven't had any ill effects from it either, and I like the product because you only use it from April to October, it's easy to use once a month, and it covers them for fleas, ticks, heart worm, and mange. Also it's not too expensive at $65, which works out to be $10 a month for the treatment.

    So true a factor for us is 5 dogs it adds up , actually this post reminded Me to look at the calendar and Odin is due for his today lol
    YOU MIGHT BE A BULLDOG IF...

    ...everyone else in a room with you is pinching their noses
    ...you snore like a chain saw.
    ...it takes too much energy to beg
    ...your snore is louder than your bark
    ...you have never seen your tail...what is a tail anyways?
    ...you're the loudest snorer in the house.

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