My dogs have fleas! Warning-Pet Armor doesn't work!
Three months ago I started using Pet Armor as a flea repellent for my dogs. The box of Pet Armor claims that it has the same active ingredients as Frontline, which is the brand I had been using since my dogs were puppies and on Frontline I have never seen a flea on my dogs.
So the other day I notice that my GSD is scratching himself a lot. This is not alarming because he gets hotspots-so yesterday I administered the monthly dose of Pet Armor on my dogs and then I notice that my lab is also scratching. Later on that evening my son tells me that a flea just jumped on his face when he was sitting next to Brutus.
I take a flashlight and look at Brutus and he has fleas! Today me and my DH spent the day combating fleas. The vet said that since I had put Pet Armor on them yesterday that I had to wait 3 weeks before switching back to Frontline, so she prescribed a once a month pill- Comfortis, that can be taken together with the Pet Armor. I bought these cans of flea killer from the vets and had to spray EVERYTHING. My indoor cats who aren't on flea preventive because they never go outside had to be put on flea treatment. I bought 2 boxes of Frontline and also Revolution for my cats. Then we took the dogs to the wash and scrubbed them each with an entire bottle of soap on each one. The vet said that we couldn't use any shampoo with flea killer so we just used a regular shampoo. Then I had to vacuum my car and spray the flea killer in there as well.
What a day, and the dogs are scratching less, but they are still scratching. Here is the warning for anyone using or thinking of switching to Pet Armor, even though they claim that their product contains the same active ingredients as Frontline, the vet told me that it is not the same formula at all. Pet Armor cost $30 for 3 doses, Frontline cost $47 for 3 doses. My supplies that I bought today to combat these fleas costed $280. As you can clearly see, I did not save a penny in the long run, and now am going through this flea nightmare.
If anyone can offer me any advice on how to get rid of these fleas-please do. I have followed the vets advice but I know that there is always a multitude of information here.
*US Army Mom*
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