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I have a problem with fleas i have not been able to kill nor

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i have a problem with fleas i have not been able to kill nor get rid of thm. what do you suggest i do
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Using the wrong medication for fleas can be dangerous. You should definitely talk to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Noel and she is 6
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Noel?
Customer: no
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I'm Dr. Peter. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now, and will post back with your reply ASAP.

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 11 months ago.

Hello, again, my name is***** will do my best to help you today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- Is Noel currently on any flea medications?

2- What have you been using against fleas?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
ive used flea medications and flea drops and nothing seems to work
. i need to get rid of the fleas i am getting a 6 week old puppy
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
no chatting is easier
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 11 months ago.

1- Do you know the name of the flea medications?

Chatting is fine. :)

Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 11 months ago.

Friend, I am sorry you are having this problem with your dog. When trying to eliminate fleas all the stages of the flea life-cycle should be addressed. I am going to make some recommendations below that I have used with very good success in very bad cases with fleas. This is what you can try:

1- Frontline or the generic Petarmor once a month at least for 3 months. If you live in a warmer weather all year state then keep her on it all year.

2- Capstar pills once a day every other day for 2 weeks.

3- Vacuum the home and wash all bedding.

4- Treat the home with fleabusters, you can buy this online.

5- For the yard consider a professional exterminator.

My goal is to provide you with excellent service - I hope I've provided the information you were seeking, if you feel you have received anything less, please reply back as I am happy to address follow-up questions. Kindly rate me when you are done.

Dr. Peter