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Flea bite prevention

I very much suspect Deja of having a strong flea allergy. Most treatments/preventatives kill the flea after it has bitten. However I am hoping to find something that deters fleas from jumping on her and biting her since it is the flea's saliva that makes her react. Does anyone know of such a product?
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Yikes. Hope you find something. I had a cat once that had a severe flea allergy and as long as we gave Capstar religiously and kept the cycle at bay - it helped but never completely deterred.

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Doesn't wondercide repel?
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I guess you could look into tea tree oil, etc essential oils which are known for flea prevention. Garlic etc,

I use Neem oil for fleas and tics.

Thing about neem is it is cheap and it lingers on the dogs hair so to prevent fleas or tics jumping onto the dog. It also works really good better than any other natural remedy i tried. It has a good effect on the hair and skin.

You can simply put it on raw or mix it with warm water + washing liquid and spray it on the dog, or add it too shampoo.

I generally wash the dogs with it once a month and spray it on weekly in summertime. It definitely works for my dogs.

Can spray bedding, carpets and outdoor areas too, and it is non toxic so safe to use.

If your trying to get pregnant or get the dog pregnant i wouldn't use it as it is a birth control in India a country where it is famous for it's anti bacterial and anti parasite qualities. After using it years i stopped for few months, when getting gf pregnant and we were successful. lol. So no lasting effect on that front. good to wear gloves too as it stinks like sulfur.

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re for cats, i tried neem and the cat hated the smell so much it climbed up a chimney to clean itself resulting in a black cat. Put it on another cat and he done the same but the fleas and tics were repelled in both cases. One was inflested with tics and the other fleas.

The carbon in the chimney must absorb the scent and oil.

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Advantix. Seresto. It repels fleas and ticks.




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Advantix. Seresto. It repels fleas and ticks.
Thanks Jax, I ordered the Seresto. Cheap on Chewy.
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I very much suspect Deja of having a strong flea allergy. Most treatments/preventatives kill the flea after it has bitten. However I am hoping to find something that deters fleas from jumping on her and biting her since it is the flea's saliva that makes her react. Does anyone know of such a product?
We've used both nexguard and advantix II and I've never seen a tick or flea... Even when I've pulled ticks off myself after a hike in the woods.

Idk if we've just been lucky in terms of fleas or if the meds worked.

I'm actually looking at the seresto now. The nexguard is a little pricey and the advantix leaves a little oil slick that my bf hates.
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When I had a dog with an allergy to fleas I used a lemon/water homemade spray on the dog. Fleas are repelled by the smell of lemons. It was cheap easy method to repel fleas for me. I still used a flea treatment, but most only kill the flea after it's bitten the dog.
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When I had a dog with an allergy to fleas I used a lemon/water homemade spray on the dog. Fleas are repelled by the smell of lemons. It was cheap easy method to repel fleas for me. I still used a flea treatment, but most only kill the flea after it's bitten the dog.
I agree. I only use it as I don't think the boarding place will spray her with stuff every day. Don't want to take any chances.
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