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I used diatomaceous earth dusting my dog against fleas, he was on k9 Adventix, Frontline, Capstar. He is on Sentinel and Comfortis now and still has fleas. I comb him with a flea comb every day and also brush him. I put the fleas I find in hot, soapy water. He got flea allergies. I used several flea shampoos and creams and sprays, he developed little bumps and they became black. I give him Benadryl and the vet gave him antihistamin/cortison pills. Side effect was urine leaking.
I treated my home with diatomaceous earth, flea bombed twice, sprayed, vacuum twice a day in the meantime washed everything, pet toys and bed and my dog came home bathed at the same time.
I do this for three weeks now and still see fleas on him.
I'm desperate. Can anybody advice me what to do, pls?
 

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Hi Judit ,
From reading your post you have obviously worked very hard and still having flea trouble.

Something is being missed or things would be improved by now.


OK , as far as the dog goes , for now stay with the Sentinel and Comfortis and don't miss a dose. More on this later..............

For now try this for a plan , and it will be good to get some help, perhaps on a weekend.

You will need to treat the outside yard with a good insecticide. The one I use is Spectracide for yard pests, I get it at Walmart.

To apply use a tank sprayer or hose end sprayer , mix as directed. Apply starting at the house foundation all the way around and include any porch,steps patio and garage/carport and treat out at least 50 feet from house in a continuous circle.
Do not let pets or people walk on this until dry. Note: Do this on a day that you expect no rain for at least 48 hrs.


What you are doing inside should work , however , think about areas that may be missed when you used the "flea Bomb".
For example , the bomb does not get under beds , some tables, china cabinet sofa cushions etc. So as you can see , you have
done a lot of work , but could have missed a few places and this is important with fleas. Note: turn off AC and anything with a gas pilot as bomb may be flammable, and plan to be away from home for a few hrs.

The vacuum is the biggest weapon you have when doing battle with fleas. You should use a generic flea collar inside the disposable vac bag and vacuum as much as you can at one time and try to get under things as best you. Note: Get someone to help you if you can as the vacuuming up of adult fleas ,eggs, larvae and pupa is a big part of this fight. Just as soon as you stop/finish vacuuming , remove the vac bag, quickly put in a plastic bag and tie and put outside'

There is a 3 week window in flea life cycle that make is it advantageous to use the flea bomb and spray under everything you can again in 3 weeks following the first major attempt. This should put the breaks on the fleas, just give it a try when you have some help..........

Best , oldhounddog



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@oldhounddog thnks I do the flea collar in the vacuum already.
Things are a little bit better but I still find some fleas on my dog.
The thing is I can't walk my dog for a long time - I am disabled- so I take him to the dog park every day.
So much fleas there and I am still wondering why those repellents are not working?
Thnks for all the advices:)
 

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It sounds like you're doing everything you can. It doesn't sound like it's possible to have fleas in your house any longer. I suspect that your dog may be picking up the fleas at the dog park.
 

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My vet doesn't carry Advocate and gives out prescription for other things. Since we moved the problem went away. He in on Sentinel , I tried Capstar, Comfortis, Frontline, Avantage II, Adventix.
Nothing really helped, the most they work for 2-3 weeks max.
My question how do you buy Advocate?
 

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Thanks, problem solved already.
The thing is anything I use is good only for about 3 weeks and not a month, Sentinel is good but still need something for live fleas.
Novartis stopped Sentinel, there is some problem, not with medication but the packiging , I don't know exactly. I still have it for a year. Thnks.
 
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