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question for those who have big dogs.

First, A little back story:

My parents are grossly over feeding Abby...I have tried talking to them, my brother has sent them videos about how bad it is for Abby to be so big, tips on how to help her lose weight, etc. They refuse to listen.

Now, the question:

Abby has fleas. My parents went cheap on flea preventative and also bought flea preventative dosed for a 50 pound dog. Abby weighs 115. For Christmas, I am going to get Abby proper flea preventative, but, being so big, I don't know what to get. I know Abby is so big that she takes 2 heart worm pills every month (one for extra large dogs and one for toy) So, those of you with Danes, wolfhounds, etc extra large dogs, what do you use? Does Advantix have a formula for a 115 pound dog?
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Frontline goes up to 132 pounds I think.

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Frontline goes up to 132 pounds I think.

And Frontline is good?
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Ky is 118 lbs and we use Frontline plus .136 oz per month. We've never had a flea problem.
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Frontline should work- although there is some known resistance to it with areas that have a lot of fleas. It will probably be your cheapest option.

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Ok. Thank you both...I'll get Frontline.
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I hope it takes care of your problem. You might want to get a capstar (that kills all fleas starting in 30 minutes and lasts for 24 hours) on top of the frontline to get a quick start. Wash all bedding and sheets, etc. Vacuum everything and be sure to throw out the bag/empty the canister.

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I don't know about flea preventatives, as my 2 do not get flea prevention, only heartworm.
My breeder, has always recommended a bath with regular human head and shoulders shampoo. Apparently, head and shoulders, kills fleas on contact. She says, make a ring of shampoo around the dogs neck while the dog is still dry. (prevents the fleas from hiding in the ears when the water is added). Then add water, lather and rinse well. Although I have never had issues with fleas, I use the shampoo on my girls after they have been in particularily dense woods, hopefully to kill any creepy crawlies that may have hitched a ride (not sure if it works on anything other than fleas). I have a friend who uses head and shoulders on her border collie 2 or 3 times a week, as she sleeps in her bed, and that dog has the most amazing coat.
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Has anyone else had experience with Head and Shoulders working as a flea preventative? I think someone else once said Dawn dish detergent killed fleas. Maybe someone can confirm that too?
On another note: I was wondering also about the weight issue and also in the back of my mind, wondering about the "fleas" and wondering if possibly she has thyroid issues which have caused the weight gain and the itchy skin (that seems like fleas as she is scratching and maybe you are seeing what you think is flea dirt on her lower abdomen?
Just wondering because when Brooks was about 4 or 5 years old, he started gaining weight and I thought he had fleas because he was scratching at himself and I saw this dirt like area in his groin/lower abdomen. Turns out, he was hypothyroid. He was put on Rx and within a year had lost 20 lb and now the dark skin area is gone too (it wasn't fleas)
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Mine get Revolution- Weight based. The 85.1 -130 pound tube does the 3 yorkies and Buddy. It covers fleas, heartworm, ear mites, mange, American dog ticks, etc.

Revolution for dogs 85.1 to 130 lbs (3 Month)

I do what I like and like what I do. Yorkies- Cozy (4/1/06), Roxy & Zoey (2/11/08), Lucy (4/6/09); Golden- Buddy (4/13/09- Rescued 12/11) Maine Coon cats- Mika (1998) and Tallulah (2000)
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