My dog has fleas.
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Posted 5/18/11
what can i do to help him get rid of them without going to a vet? i've used flea spray, flea collar, flea shampoo and giving him a bath (sometimes 2times a week) but they dont go away. They do die but they always seem to come back is there anything i can do at all? I ask cause lately hes been down and not very energetic and its quite sad to see him that way
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If he's acting strangely, then he probably needs to see a vet. Fleas can cause a variety of illnesses in animals. But in the mean time, buy Frontline or some other type of flea deterrent. You can't give your dog a bath for 24 hours once the meds are applied between the shoulder blades. Also: vacuum, vacuum, vacuum. Fleas will live in your clothes, couch cushions, on your drapes, etc.

Hope that helps.
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Frontline seems to work... just make sure you get the right kind for the weight of your dog. It kills eggs and fleas both... which other methods just kill the fleas.
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Posted 5/18/11
Flee collar.
Posted 5/18/11
Burn the fleas off the dog.
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