Needing an affordable flea option for my 35lb cattle terrier mixed dog. Any suggestions tumblr?
Nothing too outlandish please.
By outlandish, do you mean nothing expensive? You’ll have to fork out a little it of money for a quality product that works. There’s no getting around that. If you want to risk getting cheap crap that could potentially harm your dog, then that’s completely on you. I will personally never use products like BioSpot or Sentry, and I urge other pet parents to avoid them like the plague. You have to remember that flea and tick medication uses pesticides. If you skimp on the quality of the ingredients, the chemicals could have adverse effects on your pet.
I’ve been using K9 Advantix for 4 years and we’ve never had a flea problem in our heavily wooded, marshland neighborhood. I think I pay about $60 for a 4 month supply. You could also try the Seresto collar, which costs around $60 but protects your dog for up to 8 months. Alternatively, there’s Frontline, Trifexis (which is also a heartworm preventative and will require your dog to be heartworm tested), Comfortis, and Capstar. If your dog already has fleas and has had them for awhile, then it’s likely that you have an infestation. You’ll need to clean your house, and consider flea bombing it. A lot of times, people who don’t keep their dogs up on flea prevention will suddenly put their dog on flea medicine when they have an infestation, but the medicine will only kill the fleas that are on the dog, which means you can still have fleas throughout the house (which is why, if you have an infestation, you will not only need to get your dog on flea medicine, but you will also have to thoroughly clean your house to fully get rid of the fleas). It’s easier to prevent a flea infestation than it is to get rid of one.