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 Post subject: Re: Flea Problems
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 10:46 am 
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Rachel I know Jupe on 87 has it a 50lb bag is I think less than $20.00 I want to say cheaper than that. I have some you can come get some and see what you think before you buy it.

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 Post subject: Re: Flea Problems
 Post Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 12:58 pm 
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I reposted the info on DE on the alternative health and raw feeding thread. Also posted some info on fleas from a natural vet.

There is some info on Comfortis also on the alter. health thread. Some dogs are dying from the Comfortis. May just be one or two, but it is getting a bad rep. Be careful with it.

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 Post subject: Re: Flea Problems
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I think that, when you take a chemical approach to fleas, ticks and worms, especially when those chemicals are going inside the dog, you have to realize that you are shortening the life of your dog. I'm not saying there aren't situations where that is warranted, for instance when otherwise the dog's like will be shortened even more, or be miserable, but it's best to understand that putting chemicals/poison into your dog's system is certainly going to impact the dog negatively. Fortunately, fleas aren't much of an issue here in Arizona, so the decision is easy for me.

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 Post subject: Re: Flea Problems
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Well, we might take you up on trying out some DE. :) Thanks, Shannon.

I used Comfortis on all my dogs a few days ago. My vet gave us a trial pack. Have not noticed a problems at all and the front desk lady there said she used it on all her dogs with no problems. I always keep an eye on them when they get pills of any kind. Some specific breeds have a weird reaction to certain drugs. I think that was why Ivermectin paste for dogs was removed from sale. Border Collies, I think, started having seizures after ingesting it.

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 Post subject: Re: Flea Problems
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Border collies, collies, and other herding dog breeds that have some kind of collie apparently carry a gene in which a very dominant breeding stud dog carried it and it is basically a gene which makes the dog allergic to Ivomec. Apparently the pill you get at the vet is very exact so most of them do not show allergic reactions to it but if you follow the standard self-dosing protocols....it will kill them. You have to have the dosage so low that the dog's body won't react to it. How low? I honestly don't know.


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