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    Default Re: Anyone ever use the off-brand Flea Treatments?

    Quote Originally Posted by LaurieLolaandMojo View Post
    I use diatomaceous earth on all my dogs have not seen one flea on them this summer.
    I have heard good things about this but have not researched it yet. Can you give me a brief run down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GatorRay View Post
    I have heard good things about this but have not researched it yet. Can you give me a brief run down?
    You know..I have heard of this too..we use this in our pool filter..but an interesting note..we are not allowed to flush our pool filter down the city gutters because they flow to ocean and diatomaceous earth is not allowed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JAKEISGREAT View Post
    You know..I have heard of this too..we use this in our pool filter..but an interesting note..we are not allowed to flush our pool filter down the city gutters because they flow to ocean and diatomaceous earth is not allowed.
    That is interesting. And very relevant. Thank you for that info.

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    Default Re: Anyone ever use the off-brand Flea Treatments?

    Quote Originally Posted by GatorRay View Post
    For me, it isn't a question of whether or not it works. I have had a cat that had seizures and almost passed away from a topical flea treatment from Wally World. This was many years ago and I don't remember the name (about 8 years?). He never was right again after that. He was still a bit slow. His seizures were almost constant for two days even though he was loaded up on meds from the ER vet. I wouldn't use them (as someone said recently), if the emperor of the world told me to.
    This also happened to my best friend's kitty, who did pass away after being treated with an off name flea medication. I guess it's better safe than sorry when it comes to something you are giving your pet on a regular basis that is, after all, a poison.

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    Default Re: Anyone ever use the off-brand Flea Treatments?

    i never thought about frontline as a pesticide before annie had a reaction,we are simply putting chemicals into our dogs system which they cannot tollerate,i had used frontline twice before her reaction with no ill effect ,i got mine from a supermarket so it was legitimate ,but for some dogs fleas are a massive problem so its a dillema really,karen

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    Default Re: Anyone ever use the off-brand Flea Treatments?

    Is diatomaceous earth something you have to get from the vet? Is it applied like frontline would be applied? I'd like to get more info on that product, seems like a good alternative!

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    Default Re: Anyone ever use the off-brand Flea Treatments?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bulliemom25 View Post
    Is diatomaceous earth something you have to get from the vet? Is it applied like frontline would be applied? I'd like to get more info on that product, seems like a good alternative!
    We get our diatomaceous earth from pool supply store..we use it in our pool filter...I have NO idea HOW you would use this..application wise..to an animal. It's an ash powder.

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    Plus, I think that if there are stringent restrictions on it being put in the sewer system, then I don't know if I would put it on my dog. I haven't researched it yet but will. I did post a few natural repellents on a post called "interesting article and flea & tick" something if you would like to look into something a little less chemically driven.

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    Default Re: Anyone ever use the off-brand Flea Treatments?

    I use the kind at Walmart and Sams too... recommended by my mom who has an outside dog. Katie has only been on it for a month, but she is the same as always. She does have a vet appt. on Saturday though, so now I'm going to have to ask him about it!

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    We should never use any kind of dog products on pets they are toxic..Now a days there are several natural ways such as boiling lemons and making a lemon spray that will safely repel fleas and not harm your pets..


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    Default Re: Anyone ever use the off-brand Flea Treatments?

    You have to buy diatomaceous earth food grade. You feed it to the dog on its food for worms and brush its coat with it to keep off fleas. I just fed it all summer not one flea until late September then we had an infestation. But hubby forgot to treat the yard with the earth again, so that may be what happened.

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    Default Re: Anyone ever use the off-brand Flea Treatments?

    I use Dia-Earth (sprinkled in and around the kennels) and BioSpot. We had an infestation here because of grandma's psycho cat and flea traps and a lot of vaccuming for awhile "cured" the problem without the use of chemicals. Flea traps are quick and easy to make and surprisingly effective!!!

    Here's that thing @BruceP was talking about: http://www.englishbulldognews.com/fo...nst-hartz.html

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