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Old 11-25-2012, 04:35 PM
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sorry I just saw this .....

for Natalie (Irish wolfhound about 130 lbs) we used advantix for the over 50 I was concerned that it wouldn't be right but it killed the fleas no problem... if she has fleas make sure to use for at least 3 mos... and you might consider a capstar to kill whats on her now... don't forget that if the fleas are in the house then they are going to keep reinfesting the dog so you want to make sure you get rid of the fleas in the house.... I tried spraying areas but ended up just bombing the house....

I have never had fleas until this year ad i think bing brought them home from the vet ... what a pain... I used frontline on the wolfhound first and honestly it just dind't work for us ...

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I almost killed my dog using Head and Shoulders...really. Gave her a horrible rash, the vet said the ph was all wrong for a dog. I use Dawn dishwashing soap, but we don't have a terrible flea problem here.
That is more than a little inflammatory.

I will continue with the Head and Shoulders, it is designed for hair and not dishes. I will never by Dawn again for my dishes, as I want them clean not flea free.

Whatever works for you, I was only expressing an opinion.
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I use frontline always have and always will, never had an issue with it and they do have a large breed dosage one!
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It seems the fleas in my area have developed a resistance to Frontline - even my vet doesn't recommend it any more.

You can buy Advantage II(fleas only) or Advantix (fleas and ticks) at PetSmart so it itsn't too expensive although more than Frontline. Comfortis is really good, but yep pricey.

Dawn works very well to kill fleas initially, but nope there is no residual effect. I still look for the original blue Dawn just in case the new fangles types don't work as well.

Capstar does work well for the fleas already in residence on the dog/cat and I use it if we get an infestation. That can be a real pain to get under control.
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That is more than a little inflammatory.

I will continue with the Head and Shoulders, it is designed for hair and not dishes. I will never by Dawn again for my dishes, as I want them clean not flea free.

Whatever works for you, I was only expressing an opinion.
OK just to defend Dawn.... I use Dawn on the wolfhound, she has a hard coat and should have a hard coat... shampoos with conditioners etc soften her up to much... and Dawn dish soap is what the other wolfhound exhibitors recommended to me...

I think what is important to remember is that nothing is black and white... what works for one does not work for another... and vice versa
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OK just to defend Dawn.... I use Dawn on the wolfhound, she has a hard coat and should have a hard coat... shampoos with conditioners etc soften her up to much... and Dawn dish soap is what the other wolfhound exhibitors recommended to me...

I think what is important to remember is that nothing is black and white... what works for one does not work for another... and vice versa
Personal opinion, as you correctly point out, the reasons I would use Head and Shoulders on my golden's coat are exactly the reasons you would not use it on your wolfhound. If it works for you that is great. It was the inflammatory nature (I almost killed my dog using head and shoulders) of that post that was unnecessary.
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Just a bystander opinion regardng the Head and Shoulders good and bad results. As it is medicated and designed more of scalp relief that hair care. A Google search results in dog owners with skin issues similar to humans who benefit from the shampoo have seen improvements to theirs dogs skin (flaking, itching, or scratching). Other report bad reactions from the medication (i.e. Selenium dioxide) resulting in a nasty rash on otherwise healthy skin.

I do not think it was meant to be personal or inflammatory. I appreciate the warning.
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Just a bystander opinion regardng the Head and Shoulders good and bad results. As it is medicated and designed more of scalp relief that hair care. A Google search results in dog owners with skin issues similar to humans who benefit from the shampoo have seen improvements to theirs dogs skin (flaking, itching, or scratching). Other report bad reactions from the medication (i.e. Selenium dioxide) resulting in a nasty rash on otherwise healthy skin.

I do not think it was meant to be personal or inflammatory. I appreciate the warning.
I have yet to know of a dog that died or almost died of a rash. I am more than willing to listen to someone else's opinion or experiences, and even try out their advice, but an overreaction like that just turns me off. Sell me on what is good about your product/service/opinion, do not try to knock the competition.
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I have yet to know of a dog that died or almost died of a rash. I am more than willing to listen to someone else's opinion or experiences, and even try out their advice, but an overreaction like that just turns me off. Sell me on what is good about your product/service/opinion, do not try to knock the competition.
Competition, who is competing? The poster said "I almost killed my dog" in the first person. Not that you did anything wrong. Again, I took nothing inflammatory away from it.

Then when another poster also mentioned positive results with Dawn you got defensive. We are all here to share the positive, negative, and of course opinions.

Good luck with your pups...
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