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    Hi everyone!
    I just moved from high elevation to Southern California about a week ago & I just found a flea on my Louie. I have no experience with fleas, what should I do?

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    I use Advantage, or Frontline on all of my dogs. I gave them Heartgard Plus for Prevention of heartworms once a month.

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    I use Sentinel which had a flea prevention plus heart worm. I haven't seen any fleas on my guys, but I have my yard treated around the fence every year...

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    We just dealt with a flea infestation due to my kids bringing them home from the sitters (her cats had them). It was such a huge pita and we tried Frontline and it didn't work. My dogs are on Sentinel but that doesn't kill active fleas. So finally I ordered something called Comfortis and I gave just one pill to each of my 4 dogs and within a week we were flea free and have been ever since. Also I put down Diamaceous earth (spelling sorry), it dries up bugs and is harmless.

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    Also, give him a bath with Dawn dish soap, let it sit for a bit, then rinse it will kill all the fleas.

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    I.....knock on wood....wouldn't and never did use any flea shots, treatment etc. Known fact killed a lot of dogs. But this is a personal and touchy subject. This is my believe and would use only like Dawn and I put lavender essential oil on the dog collar as fles n ticks dont like lavender. Makes your pooch smell nice too lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emily View Post
    Hi everyone!
    I just moved from high elevation to Southern California about a week ago & I just found a flea on my Louie. I have no experience with fleas, what should I do?
    I have never had a flea problem ever, and we just rescued a 8month bullie who came equipt with fleas!! I immediately bathed him in blue dawn dish soap, make sure you create a good barrier at the top of his neck/base of his head so all the fleas do not run up onto his head and into his ears and get a Seresto collar. The Seresto collar will kill all existing fleas and any larve within 24 hrs. I got mine on sale at petco for $69 but they usually run about $89. The collar give full protection for 8 months. I have not seen another flea and since I put a Seresto collar on all three bulldogs, I have not had any problems with fleas. I would not recommend using any topical treatments on Louie.
    My smooshy face boy!

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    Chewy has Seresto collars on sale-large dog $39.95
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    The thought of him catching fleas didn't even cross my mind. Where we lived it was so cold it was never an issue for us. I just want to put Lou in a bubble! Thank you for all for all the advice! I bathed him with Dawn dishwashing liquid, & thank you for the good idea about creating a barrier around the base of his head! I think it killed them all for now. I want to use more natural products on him, of course, but I might have to get him some prescription stuff or a collar because where we live there are a lot of fleas. Thanks again for all the advice everyone, I love this site!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manydogs View Post
    Chewy has Seresto collars on sale-large dog $39.95
    Well that figures!
    My smooshy face boy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emily View Post
    The thought of him catching fleas didn't even cross my mind. Where we lived it was so cold it was never an issue for us. I just want to put Lou in a bubble! Thank you for all for all the advice! I bathed him with Dawn dishwashing liquid, & thank you for the good idea about creating a barrier around the base of his head! I think it killed them all for now. I want to use more natural products on him, of course, but I might have to get him some prescription stuff or a collar because where we live there are a lot of fleas. Thanks again for all the advice everyone, I love this site!
    I am nuts about what I give the boys and the seresto collar was wonderful. They had absolutely no reaction to it at all.
    My smooshy face boy!

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    The thought of him catching fleas didn't even cross my mind. Where we lived it was so cold it was never an issue for us.
    @brutus77 Oh boy-can you imagine a wonderful world without fleas!!! Would be nice..........
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