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If she has fleas that bad I would look into getting comfortis. You can use Advantix, the over 55# dose is good up to 130#, according to Bayer.
Any shampoo, head &shoulders or dawn, will drown/kill fleas. There is NO LASTING residue from shampoos (even ones labeled flea shampoos) and only work as you are bathing. Your best bet is comfortis IMO because it works really fast, like the capstar pill, and it lasts a month. The only thing it doesnt do is ticks but if fleas are the main problem i would concentrate on that first.
As far as the weight issue, keep pressuring them, diabetes is a real concern with overweight as well as, shorten life span, joint issues. The first thing to try is a weight management food, limit the food but do this gradually if she is getting alot, they want to feed her what her ideal weight should be and see how far they get with that. If you dont see a difference at all they may want to get her thyroid checked, maybe even now, to make sure thats not playing a role in her being overweight. To me an severely obese pet borders on abuse.. We see them coming in alot and its not fair to the dog to live like that.
Alison and 4 Furry & 2 non furry kids
Sogni Doro Life In The Fast Lane "Chase" DOB 11/13/14
Sogni Doro Where Dreams Come True "Daisy" DOB 2/18/14
Goldridge Lights Action "Lilly" CD RN CCA DOB 1/28/11 http://k9data.com/pedigree.asp?ID=433352
Sanford- JRT DOB-9/5/06
Toby-Boxer (rescue@10) 9/17/2002-11/1/12
Charlie- Boxer (1st "child")2/19/02-3/18/12
Julie- golden (heart dog) 5/6/96-3/3/07
Ruby- terrier mix (1st dog) 8/1/90-1/15/05
Rusty-shih tzu 2/5/99-1/20/04