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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 02:30 PM Thread Starter
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Frontline isn't working what now?

This is the second month that Samson has been on frotline and it isn't killing fleas. He is always itchy and we are always brushing fleas out. We just gave him a dose of it a few days ago to make sure the first time we just didn't get it on good. This time we were very careful putting it on and it still isn't working. I have heard about pill form but can I give another flea preventitive while on frontline? If not what can I do right now to help manage the fleas?
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Re: Frontline isn't working what now?

I used Bio Spot, been using it for years and have never seen fleas nor ticks on my dogs while on it.

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Re: Frontline isn't working what now?

Revolution or Advantage or if there are a lot of live fleas- Capstar (all are Rx)
The capstar is cool- within 20 minutes all fleas are on a mass exodus- awesome to see it work!

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post #4 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 02:48 PM
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Re: Frontline isn't working what now?

I've been having very good luck with the new flea pill Comfortis. My vet recomended it and since we started it, we havent seen a single flea.
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I use Advantage and have never sceen a flea on my dogs.

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Just for fleas? comfortis hands down

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Re: Frontline isn't working what now?

I have the same problem...my vet recommened Vectra 3D.
Do not use it, as it burned my dog very badly.
I am now in the same boat.
PS The Vectra 3D didnt work either.
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Re: Frontline isn't working what now?

We had a problem last year with Frontline-didnt seem to work at all!
My vet recommended using frontline every 3 weeks plus capstar which I gave weekly. Also vacuumed every day! Once I got the fleas eliminated, I started giving frontline 1x a month with capstar towards the end of the Frontline cycle plus whenever the dogs are boarded. Hate the thought of using these chemicals but it's been effective so far.

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Re: Frontline isn't working what now?

That seems to be a common thing lately. I use Advantix and have never had a problem.




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Re: Frontline isn't working what now?

I've been extremely happy with COMFORTIS! When I notice the Hooligans scratching, I'll give them a pill and follow up a month later with a second pill to pick up any fleas that might have hatched late in the month.

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