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I saw fleas on my dog. I gave her an oatmeal flea bath last

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I saw fleas on my dog. I gave her an oatmeal flea bath last night and applied advantix II this morning. I sw her rubbing on her back and now it is dry. It never dries this quick and I'm afraid she rubbed it off. Can I reapply a new treatment? The box says it can be applied every 7 days. In afraid she will get fleas again from outside without the treatment being effective.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. If you applied it directly the the skin and not the hair coat, she shouldn't be able to rub it off that easily. I would give it some time to work. If you have already seen fleas on her, you will probably continue to see them regardless of the Advantix working or not. All of those problems won't do as good of a job treating for fleas once you see them. They work a lot better as preventatives. If you see adult fleas, you can be assured that 95% of the flea population is already established in the environment in the immature forms. You will never see them, until they become adult fleas. You will have a better time getting the flea population under control by treating the yard and house for fleas and reapplying the Advantix in 7-14 days. You can usually expect to still see a flea here and there for 2-3 months after this. It would be a waste of money to reapply Advantix at this point. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.

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Expert:  Dr. John replied 1 year ago.
Hi Nikki,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Mia. How is everything going?
Dr. John