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Old 02-23-2009, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm having a bout with fleas and have tried Frontline, K9 Advantix with no improvement. Poor Ava is itching and scratching like crazy. So, I'm thinking of trying Bug Off Garlic by Springtime. Has anyone used this product and I always thought garlic wasn't safe??

Thank you!! My poor baby needs some relief!!
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bowwowmeow recommended the springtime line of products to me a while back, and i've been really happy. use the bug off garlic and no bugs for us. don't know about using it once you have a flea infestation tho, my kidz were already flea-free when we started. btw, we use the longevity as well...all their products are really good, imho.
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Thanks for the feedback. They are having a special buy 2 get 2 free. I haven't seen any fleas on her but by the way she is "chewing" at the top part of her tail I'm just assuming it's fleas. I don't know what else it could be. I've started back giving her the Lipiderm everyday as that has always helped her skin and coat.

Thanks again and I will give it a try. How did your kids react to the taste of it? She gets Berry Balance 3 times a week plus the lipiderm in her food everyday ...
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I'm the Springtime Inc. cheerleader!

I use the Bug Off Garlic during the summer months. It has been 100% effective for ticks but if you've got a flea infestation it's not going to help. I have battled fleas with an all natural approach and used diatamaceous earth and NEEM oil spray and shampoo. I also used Nematodes for my yard.
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Originally Posted By: GSDgirlALI haven't seen any fleas on her but by the way she is "chewing" at the top part of her tail I'm just assuming it's fleas.
Are you sure she doesn't have a "hot spot"?
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It's doubtful that it's fleas, especially if you've used all those flea products. Normally fleas are pretty obvious and if you separate the hair you'll at least see flea droppings on her, if not actual fleas.

If you haven't seen fleas, I'd doubt that it is fleas. It is possibly a hot spot, dry skin, or possibly an allergy that is causing her itching.
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And if it IS fleas, they typicaly itch ALL OVER, not just in one spot.
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I checked her over again last night and did not see anything on her with the exception of little tiny bites on her belly. Did not see any hot spots or fleas for that matter. The only other thing I can think of is that she has a very low allergy to oatmeal and barley which is in the Nutro Venison that she is eating - maybe that is causing her to react this way?? I am changing her food to NB as soon as this bag is over. I'm actually mixing the two right now hoping that might give her some relief. Do you think having such a low allergy would cause her to react this way?
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One more thing, I forgot to add .... I just had her at the Vet and she did an exam on her and didn't find anything. She has also been digging in her ears. And, I clean them regularly.
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Digging at the ears may indicate a yeast infection in the ear. Both general ear scratching and frequent yeast infections in the ear are common signs of allergies. As is the chewing and scratching at the base of her tail. Since you know the food she's eating has a couple ingredients she has a minor allergy too, I'd suspect that is probably what's causing the itchies.
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