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  1. General Discussion
    I am relieved to report that Archer's 3rd set of shots and vet visit went super today. After the first one which was horrible, (see the thread 'Adventures of Archer") I prepared him by training him up on tables, lifting gums, poking, looking in ears, etc. And I found a new vet. And she is...
  2. General Discussion
    what does a flea look like. I think I saw one on Ruby. I've never seen one before in my life. It was a light brown skinny little thing. At first I thought it was a bit of debris from the yard, but it moved when I went to take it off her. Just in case, I threw her in a sink full of Dawn...
  3. Health Issues and Questions
    This may seem like a silly question, but I'm really not sure, since this is my first pup. I have never needed to use flea protection for my cats in NYC, but they never went outside. I lived in SF for several years and there it was different. Even my indoor cat was prone to getting fleas. Are...
  4. General Discussion
    It's that time of year again! Fleas! I don't have any and the boys don't have fleas either, but I did want to mention a flea treatment I have used in the past and it has worked. Ten Mule Borox Detergent Soap! This soap can be found in the detergent isle in a food store. DO NOT put the...
  5. General Discussion
    I have not seen any in Eastern North Carolina....on Dexter that is....
  6. Alternative and Home Cooked Diets
    I found the first tick on Dexter! :puke: No fleas yet. I am doing some research about alternative methods for flea control. Has anyone had good results with the Brewers Yeast, Garlic Powder, or Apple Cider Vinegar as a preventive method for flea control? We had a Cocker Spaniel years and...
  7. General Discussion
    If other, please mention name. Reactions, please report. Have you found fleas/ticks on your dog when using either Advantage or Frontline? Does bathing affect either Advantage or Frontline?
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