Friday, April 17, 2009

Maybe Fleas?

My flea medication isn't working, does anyone recommend some? I use K9 Advantix. I've tried Revolution it worked okay, but I stilled itched. It's not super bad itching, it's like one scratch every now & then. But Mommy doesn't want me to scratch at all!
Any suggestions?


Stephen said...

I use Sentinel on my puggle. Works great.

Anonymous said...

Aw fleas are no fun Eduardo! I use Sentinel too. :-)

Sniffs and licks,


Deetz said...

My mum uses Frontline on us. It works really good for ticks and fleas and mum puts it on my back once a month. You can get it at your doctors office.

Pearl said...

Has your Mommy actually seen the fleas, Eduardo? You might just be itching because something itches! We all do that!

Ruby and Penny said...

Hi Eduardo
We use Sentinel. All dogs love to scratch, are you sure you have fleas?
Love Ruby & Penny

Gus said...

We use Comfortis, which is relatively new. Muzzer doesn't like some of the possible side effects, but we haven't had any problems so far. We had to change when we moved here from Azrizona.


Checkers said...

Is your mom sure it's fleas??? Maybe your allergic to something. Do you eat a lot of grain based foods? HAve you been playing in the grass? Your mommy might want to give you a children's benadryl or children's claritan...that's what I take.

K-9 Advantix is the best one for little guys - Advantag, Revolution and Sentinel are not good for my liver. You might ask mommy to add a little garlic powder to your food - be sure she doesn't use REAL garlic cause that's not good for you - but garlic powder [NOT garlic Salt] - Fleas don't like it when your skin smells like garlic.

Those must be some tough fleas if they get through the Advantix!

Hope you stop scratching!


Anonymous said...

I use Frontline Plus. Tried Advantix once, but had a very bad reaction. Good luck finding something that works for you. Woof, Tank

Nibbles Treats said...

Perhaps its not really fleas. You may have allergies and are itching from it. Not uncommon this time of year. Also, lawn services have been treating the grassy areas again. Be extra careful where you walk.

Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Abby said...

Hi, Eduardo...

My Vet gives me Advantage...And, I get it from PetMeds, too...

It works great for me...And, when I get itchy...I get itchy...

As long as my Mom puts it on me every month, I'm fine...Rosco, too...

Abby xxxooo

GoldenSamantha said...

Hi Eduardo! Sorry you are itching so much. I use Advantage,cause we have that foul furry thing, ya know, and "it" can't handle living with me having AdvanTIX on me (poison to cats in Sam's dose), but I do okay with it. Ma and Dad just have to scour me for ticks with their paws! (Thanks for the pawsome work! Love,love,love it!)
Hugs and Licks,
xo Sammie

The Furry Kids said...

I used Sentinel for years, but then I had a reaction, so now I get Revolution. Is it really fleas or are you itchy from maybe an allergy or something? My big sister was super allergic in the spring. She'd get super itchy and her lips would get all scabby and gross. Mom changed us (slowly) over to a different food, too (Wellness kibble - fewer icky allergen things in it). We also got Fresh Factors supplements from springtimeinc DOT com.

Oh, yeah, and Mom says that if it's fleas and your house isn't treated, too, they come back. She learned that the hard way. She washed all of our beds and blankies in hot water. She also vacuumed everything (floors and furniture) every day (changing the bag every day) for about a week. The v-e-t gave her some flea killing stuff to spray around the house, but she didn't use it b/c it was so toxic.

Good luck, dude! I hope you feel better soon. Itchies are horrible. :(

Your pal,

♪Tobi♪ said...

aww...poor eduardo! i dont use flea meds. i tried it once and i got all shaky and sneezed up a storm!!


Asta said...

Maybe a soothin oatmeal baf?
smoochie kisses

Coco - The Princess said...

Flea Busters! my mommy used them when she had 2 dogs and a bobcat. it is completely NON-toxic, and is guaranteed for one year! Even better though, it kept the fleas away for 3 years without having to have the company come back out!

We SWEAR by it!

go to

Hope this helps!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco The Princess, Lady Godiva & Truffle

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Frontline Plus...

But I have a slightly difFURent khoat than woo do!

Good Lukhk!


Petra said...

I take Sentinel once a month, Eduardo, and so far it has kept the fleas away.

Splash said...

It is probably not fleas but allergies. Maybe you are allergic to Humans! Ha ha! I myself am allergic to grass, which really sucks.

Mom got me shampoo and conditioner from the vet that has cortisone in it. She bathes me every couple of weeks. It feels GREAT. And stops my itches.

Then she dilutes the conditioner with water in a spray bottle and spritzes me every day. It really helps. I don't itch anymore.

us4 said...

Could it be dry skin too?

Darn fles. come knockn at the door, like that commercial. holdn a pizza.

Bruschi said...

I use Advantix Eduardo. I itch alot too, but it isn't fleas....its skin allergies. Are you sure it is fleas? Have you had them before? If so, make sure your mommy bombed your house or they will stick around forever! I've never had them but mommy knows people that have, and its not fun! Advantix is supposed to be the best for us....I use that with Heartguard!

Hugs and Licks, Bruschi

Stella said...

Hi Eduardo:

I am for allergies this time of year. If your Mom doesn't see any fleas on your tummy or below, see your Vet!


Yogui said...

I don't know how to keep out your fleas... but you can rent them one of your Paws, at least you can take something from this unhealthy relationship. ;-D

Ike said...

Are you sure it's just fleas? My mom said don't overdo flea meds because too much can make you sicky. Advantix and Frontline work too. And revolution is good. Has your mom tried benedryl on you? My mom is a vet tech and is wondering if you might have allergies - tis the season. Some dogs get flea bite allergies too which are really itchy.

Ike said...

Oh, and if it's not fleas, vets will usually start with a food allergy trial where you are given a specific food - either something hypoallergenic or novel protein - like rabbit - and you have to eat that exclusively with no treats! to see if the itching stops. Otherwise try some benedryl first. You should be able to find a dose online for your weight. It will make you sleepy, but that's ok, right?
Ike and his mom

Mr. Puggle said...

Oh bummer eduardo, sorry to hear about dem lil buggers. i think chi town is too cold for them :) so i don't have any advice. good luck. Mr. Puggle

Maggie and Mitch said...

We use Frontline Plus! Mom puts it on us once every 6 weeks. We've never had fleas and if mom happens to find a tick on our beds in the house, it's flat and dead! It works well!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Tee said...

Maybe its an allergy ... we get the scratches all the time us Dog Woods Pack particulary us Bassets something about dampness and folds of our skin ... our Chief uses frontline to keep them nasty fleas at bay ...

Lorenza said...

Hi, Eduardo!
We only have Frontline here. My mom put it on my back once but it made me really sleepy.
Like our friends said... maybe your itchy is due to dry skin or allergies.
I scratch myself only when my mom did not rinse me well when I get a bath.
I hope you find what is causing your itches!
Kisses and hugs

Karen Jo said...

I sympathize with your itches, Eduardo, but I have no advice, except to have you checked out for allergies.

Honey said...

Hi Snuggle Puggle!!!
So cute! Our friend pats eucalyptus leaves on her doggie before taking her out to the parkie, and she says it works great.
Cheers, Honey

Mango said...

We use Frontline, but you might have itchies for other reasons. Maybe dry skin or allergies. Good luck, little puggle.


Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

Normally mom will use anti flea bath but there is once we were attacked by evil tick seriously then vet gave us anti tick pill and its works.

slurpy licks,

with love, Madison said...

Florida is hot year round so you can imagine the bug problems we have ... they even pellet for fleas and ticks at the dog park. I hate to "poison" her, but Madison is on Comfortis (as are most of the dogs here) for internal control of fleas. Fleas mean worms. YICKY. But it might be something else so have your vet check you for allergies.

River said...

My mom writes historical romance and always includes dogs--so she had to do research on what people did to get rid of fleas. Cedar is an excellent repellent. Cedar chips in bedding. Cedar oil drops on a cloth. Lots of dogs are allergic to flea bites--just one will cause a reaction. You might look into something like benedryl for doggies--benedryl is okay for dogs but there is another kind (called atopica or something like that). My mom uses Frontline if fleas show up but we've been flea free for a couple years (we live in a pine woods so maybe that helps). Good luck!

love & wags,

The OP Pack said...

We use Frontline too and we have never had fleas - knock on wood. Are you sure you have fleas and not just dry skin or an allergy to something? Try adding some oil to your food to see if that helps.

Woos, the OP Pack

Mason Dixie said...

Are you sure its fleas? I use the same stuff and I have never had a flea. Maybe just dry skin? Mom gets me a conditioning rinse at the spa to help with my dry skin. Hope it gets better. =)

Suzuki said...

If it's definitley fleas, then try Frontline :)
Big licks to you

Mack said...

My mom use to use Comfortis (which worked but was sooo expensive) then she tried Advantix and it didn't work as good, then she tried Frontline and that works great for us!
Paris itches a lot, but it's because she has allergies. Mom has been researching new kibble for us.

Anonymous said...

Zeke and I use Frontline. We've also used Advantix and didn't notice any difference. (By the way, Samantha's blog looks great!)

See ya!

Tibby said...

Hi Eduardo!
I use Advantage Multi. It stops fleas and heartworms and tick and other things I think. That's the one my vet said would be best for me! Good luck with whatever you choose I hope those yucky fleas go away soon!
:) Tibby

Joe Stains said...

lucky for us that we don't have fleas around here, sorry we can't help but we hope you find something.

Anonymous said...

I get really itchy and bitey too! Apparently the V-E-T said I had a skin allergy or irritation. She gave me a special leave in conditioner to stop the itching and it worked! Now I just itch sometimes cause well... I got an itch! Ask your mom how many times she scratches her nose! BOL


I sure hope we can be furiends!