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 Post Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:06 pm 
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Does anybody on here have a good preventitive for fleas preferably natural


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 Post Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 1:52 pm 
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Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is completely natural and works pretty well, but if your dog already has fleas really bad, it won't be enough. We use it on puppies and in the dog houses. You can even put it on their food to get rid of intestinal parasites or use it in your house.

For the dogs that spend a lot of time in the woods, we use chemicals. I don't like it, but I'd rather do that than have dogs who are infested with fleas. In another thread, Courtney mentioned a new product that I've been meaning to get and try. viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3600

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This has been the worst year for fleas I've seen in the last decade. It seems they are bad everywhere we go. The Sentry was working very well but the fleas are gaining ground. I do think the spot treatment works better than the spray. Over the last 3 weeks I've just been using the spray and the fleas are getting out of control. I put a spot treatment on the dogs today. I will report back with results in a day or two.

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 Post Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:36 pm 
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Where does one find food grade DE?

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Where does one find food grade DE?


I have bought it at Tractor Supply.

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 Post Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:12 pm 
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Thanks Courtney, you are a wealth of information. ^:)^

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 Post Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Yeah, most any feed store carries it. We get it at our local feed store. I think we get a 50 lb bag for some where around $20. It's great for so many things. We keep deer corn in an old metal milk can and the weevils used to get to the corn until I started putting DE in it. DE is a great wormer.

I use Cedarcide for fleas mostly. It has to be used pretty frequently. Larry got ahold of a coon that must have been covered in fleas. Later that day, we noticed that the dogs, Larry in particular had a lot of fleas on him. We went outside and sprayed the dogs with it and the fleas were gone. Cedarcide kills and repels both. If the fleas are really bad, it's difficult to deal with just natural stuff. And, it depends on how many dogs you have! A bunch of dogs in the right environment is a pain, so I dont blame anyone for going with chemicals. Cedarcide can be bought on line - http://www.cedarcidestore.com/ and can be used in the house, on people, on bed linens, etc to kill and repel bugs of all kind. It does have a cedar smell, but it's not bad. It's also not too greasy like some products are.

You can also put Apple Cider Vinegar in the dogs water- it's supposed to help.

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I had forgotten about the Apple Cider Vinegar thing. I'm going to give that a try again.

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If I put anything more in my kennel areas I think my yard might glow at night ???


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Courtney wrote:
The Sentry was working very well but the fleas are gaining ground. I do think the spot treatment works better than the spray. Over the last 3 weeks I've just been using the spray and the fleas are getting out of control. I put a spot treatment on the dogs today. I will report back with results in a day or two.


I am happy to report that I have not seen a flea in two days.

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Courtney wrote:
Courtney wrote:
The Sentry was working very well but the fleas are gaining ground. I do think the spot treatment works better than the spray. Over the last 3 weeks I've just been using the spray and the fleas are getting out of control. I put a spot treatment on the dogs today. I will report back with results in a day or two.


I am happy to report that I have not seen a flea in two days.



So what spot treatment are you using?
Seems fleas are at an all time high. Kickin my butt too. I think I ve treated kennels/yard 6 times now? Within a week? Looks like I m gaming
Ground finding dead fleas


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Courtney wrote:
So what spot treatment are you using?


Sentry Natural Defense spot treatment. All of the products contain the same natural oils but the spot treatment seems to be more concentrated and absorbed by the dog's skin while the spray seems like it just sticks to their hair.

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Courtney wrote:
colbymmiller wrote:
Courtney wrote:
So what spot treatment are you using?


Sentry Natural Defense spot treatment. All of the products contain the same natural oils but the spot treatment seems to be more concentrated and absorbed by the dog's skin while the spray seems like it just sticks to their hair.



10-4 I ll try it too can't hurt lol


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 Post subject: Re: fleas
 Post Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:21 pm 
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Courtney I followed your lead with the sentry. I figured if the spot and spray worked well the shampoo would to, so I bought all 3 :grin: This is the first time Pete has smelled good since we got him. Nothing else I have tried worked. My hands are "spice scented" now but that's ok. He also hasn't scratched since his bath this morning. Thanks for the advice!

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