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ethos
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Re: War on Fleas
Reply #15 - Feb 3rd, 2012 at 2:43pm
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Down our end of the country we have a cold enough winter to kill off a lot or all flea larvae living outside so we dont get issues with fleas any where near as bad as our northern brethren as 90% plus of fleas are in the environment, rather than on the dog at any one time.

My advice for us southerners Josh is if there is no issue, dont treat. Consider treating new dogs before arrival- and if you notice a problem with your dogs treat accordingly.
If you are often running your dogs with others, consider treating as well.
  
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Re: War on Fleas
Reply #16 - Jan 8th, 2013 at 8:02am
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+1 for Ripcord but be careful and keep your dogs away from contact until its dried...say 24hrs. My bitch got really crook after coming into contact with it.
  

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Reply #17 - Jan 8th, 2013 at 8:15am
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yes, thanks for the helpful advice ethos. i look in here often and you have provided me with good general knowledge on the subjects discussed here Cool
we use the premoxin stuff on the wife's horse for ticks. the ticks are pretty bad this year but it does give pretty good control considering the horse is walking/feeding in long summer grass all day.
  
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Reply #18 - Jan 8th, 2013 at 6:41pm
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Cheers chris.
  
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Reply #19 - Jan 8th, 2013 at 7:45pm
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just to add, we have tried the new comfortus tabs and have found them to be very effective.

downside, very expensive and only good for a month.
as part of a flea control programme they are great for this time of the year.
  

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Reply #20 - Jan 8th, 2013 at 9:09pm
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Comfortis is a very good flea product, used it a bit in Aussie.
One thing I recall is that it is toxic in combination with ivermectin - so if a dog is receiving ivomec or dectomax  for mange treatment for example then choose a different flea product.
Otherwise a great product like you say Kawhia.
  
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Reply #21 - Aug 30th, 2014 at 9:06pm
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if you want to be all organic/old fashioned...well the saying have a kennel plant some fennel...does have merit in my experience...a rub all over the dog with a handful of the liquorish smelling vegetation seems to stop dog scratching/looking for fleas...we havent had an issue in 10 years and 5 houses. one place we rented had heaps when we shifted in but we soon got rid of them. only used bought flea powder once or twice on cat aswell and they seemed to just not be there anymore.
if nothing else a bit of fennel goes well on ya trout in the smoker Grin
  
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