U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Happy Easter!
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Pets > Dogs
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-28-2008, 05:16 PM
 
2,779 posts, read 6,667,408 times
Reputation: 728

Advertisements

My poor dog is abruptly covered in fleas. We have a large yard but are moving in one week. Don't want to take fleas with us nor do we want my pup to suffer now.

I used hartz 3-1 drops, monthly topical treatment, hasn't done a thing. These are super fleas. Short of picking them off her one by one I don't know what to do. She is white and shorthair, so we can see them, is there a simple and effective solution?

Thank you!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-28-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: rain city
2,956 posts, read 11,042,170 times
Reputation: 4865
I lived in Texas for years with a Great Pyrenees (not a dog designed for the heat ). The fleas absolutely drove her mad till she chewed her skin raw, she was allergic to flea bites. It was dreadful for her. And every so often there would be a flea explosion in the house as well.

Sevin dust. It works. I dusted it on the dog and the carpeting. Every so often, maybe every few weeks. After a day of percolating I'd vacuum it out of the rugs. Couple of weeks later dust the carpeting again. I did this about 7 months a year. After years of battling the flea problem in Texas Sevin Dust was the only thing that ever worked for me.

However, if the dog has irritated skin from scratching flea bites, the skin needs to be healed and in good condition before you can use a dusting of the Sevin. Wash the dog with flea shampoo, wait some days for the skin to heal, then give him/her a dusting. Meanwhile you may want to shake some around the house.

There may be those who object to this method, but they have never lived in the southern heat with an infestation of fleas. In high enough concentrations, fleas can actually kill your pets. Those fleas gotta go.
Attached Thumbnails
Help, flea explosion! Hartz drops useless, will boric acid work?-great-pyrenees.jpg  
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-28-2008, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
17,850 posts, read 19,592,282 times
Reputation: 6479
Quick! Move to Alaska. We have no fleas, tics, or heart worms here.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-28-2008, 06:43 PM
 
6,455 posts, read 9,504,080 times
Reputation: 10764
Hartz is crap. Go get a real flea treatment... Frontline, Advantage, something.

Don't use ANY kind of Hartz product, too many pets have gotten sick, some very seriously.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-28-2008, 07:44 PM
 
2,779 posts, read 6,667,408 times
Reputation: 728
Quote:
Originally Posted by steelstress View Post
Hartz is crap. Go get a real flea treatment... Frontline, Advantage, something.

Don't use ANY kind of Hartz product, too many pets have gotten sick, some very seriously.
Thank you. The pet store didn't have advantage in stock, so we bought biospot, active ingredients permethrin, pyriproxyfen.

What is up with hartz? worried about using the biospot today, after applying the hartz yesterday and washing with a hartz permethrin flea shampoo today.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-28-2008, 11:57 PM
 
Location: Southeast Idaho
4,585 posts, read 15,330,994 times
Reputation: 2377
Quote:
Originally Posted by norcalmom101 View Post
Thank you. The pet store didn't have advantage in stock, so we bought biospot, active ingredients permethrin, pyriproxyfen.

What is up with hartz? worried about using the biospot today, after applying the hartz yesterday and washing with a hartz permethrin flea shampoo today.
Biospot is a step between hartz and the better ones (Frontline, etc. etc.). Give your vet a call because where you're moving you're going to want to make certain that you're using a tic preventive as well
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-29-2008, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
1,479 posts, read 6,799,932 times
Reputation: 1896
The higher cost and more effective products such as Frontline Plus, Advantix, Revolution, etc, not only kill and repel fleas but also kills flea larvae to help prefent reinfestation. They also kill ticks. I'd recommend using one of the above products rather than the Bio-Spot since your dog already has a heavy infestation. You'll also need to thoroughly clean your house and carpets to get rid of the fleas in the environment, because they'll keep infesting the dog and you if you don't.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-29-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: California
10,091 posts, read 35,795,554 times
Reputation: 22073
All Hartz flea products were pulled off the shelves a few yrs ago because of so many dogs and cats either getting sick or dying from the stuff. It also is pure junk and will not kill fleas. If you google, you'll find all kinds of info on it. HartzVictims.org - One More Victim is One Too Many
The only way to get rid of the fleas is to go to the vet and get a precription for Frontline or Advantage. It is only sold by precription..so you won't find it in any petstore. Once you have the prescription..it is actually cheaper to get thru 1-800 pedmeds.
But just treating the dog won't suffice. Your going to have to treat your house... and your yard. That means EVERYTHING...dogs bed, rugs...Since your moving, it won't effect you...but once you get to the new house...be aware the flea eggs hatch every few weeks. So, it is best to re-treat everything a few weeks later. I, personally, would bug bomb the house, treat the yard (old or new) ,wash the dog with a flea treatment and start her/him on Advantage immeadiately. Good luck
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-29-2008, 05:29 PM
 
2,779 posts, read 6,667,408 times
Reputation: 728
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShelbyGirl1 View Post
All Hartz flea products were pulled off the shelves a few yrs ago because of so many dogs and cats either getting sick or dying from the stuff. It also is pure junk and will not kill fleas. If you google, you'll find all kinds of info on it. HartzVictims.org - One More Victim is One Too Many
The only way to get rid of the fleas is to go to the vet and get a precription for Frontline or Advantage. It is only sold by precription..so you won't find it in any petstore. Once you have the prescription..it is actually cheaper to get thru 1-800 pedmeds.
But just treating the dog won't suffice. Your going to have to treat your house... and your yard. That means EVERYTHING...dogs bed, rugs...Since your moving, it won't effect you...but once you get to the new house...be aware the flea eggs hatch every few weeks. So, it is best to re-treat everything a few weeks later. I, personally, would bug bomb the house, treat the yard (old or new) ,wash the dog with a flea treatment and start her/him on Advantage immeadiately. Good luck
Thank you. Don't think Advantage is by prescription in Calif? because pet store said they carry it by special order. No time to order before move, so should I use the biospot until we get to our new home? New home has been vacant for years, so I don't imagine any fleas in there, would they still be in yard even though property unoccupied for so long?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-29-2008, 06:20 PM
 
Location: California
10,091 posts, read 35,795,554 times
Reputation: 22073
You may be right...It may not be by prescription...but I doubt any pet store has it. Make sure is it Advantage by Bayer: Bayer Advantage:: Flea Treatment For Dogs and Cats (this website says only
Veternarians carry it....but I get mine at 1800PetMeds.com - America's Pet Medication and Pet Health Resource
I'm sure they will try and sell you something that "is just as good". Fleas are horrible to get rid of and will bite you and your family. Flea eggs can live forever in the ground and house. Especially Ca. , where the weather does not get cold enough to kill them off.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Pets > Dogs
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top