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  1. Flea, Tick, Heartworm Prevention

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    I've had my dog on several different medicines for fleas/ticks/heartworms. He was on Trifexis (Which worked really well, we just need something that covers ticks as well), flea / tick collar (which seemed to cause his back to break out into bumps??), and a topical (that he had a bad reaction...
  2. Flea/Tick Control . . . Hope correct forum

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Boomer is a 14 months old unneutered male and has been on Bravectco since ownership, March 2017. I'm not a great fan of medications and because he has no ticks nor fleas, I am not necesaarily attributing this to the medication IMO. He is bathed regularly, his environment is excellent, private...
  3. Best Flea and Heart worm treatment

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi All, I have a year and half old Golden Retriever since we had him he has been on sentiel for fleas, and heartworm. He differently has fleas, they aren't that bad but I find many bites on him, and a flea, and some eggs here and there. We live in Florida so unfortunately I don't feel there...
  4. Giving up natural flea battle :( need oral med suggestions please

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    I have prayed my little heart out and I've decided to give up on treating/preventing fleas naturally here in South Florida. I can't stand watching my little guy itch so much and knowing that I am risking him to catch diseases and worms while I try things that probably just aren't gonna cut it in...
  5. Apple cider vinegar?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Just wondering if anyone on here has used or currently uses ACV (Apple cider vinegar) for their pup? I'm still looking for natural flea prevention, and I've read that ACV is amazing. I've done hours of reading up on it. It can be given in their water/food or used diluted as a rinse after their...
  6. Allergic to fleas or food or yeast, help!

    Golden Retriever Puppy (up to 1 year)
    My English Golden is 4 months today and he started getting a few fleas about 3 weeks ago. We tried the baths and the natural TickZ (Tickz | Tick Treatment For Dogs, Pet Tick Treatment | PetzLife) that contains brewers yeast. He kept scratching and itching so we gave in to the Advantage II for...
  7. Flea and Tick Prevention

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Hey gang, For all five years of my dogs life, barring three months once or twice with a generic for Frontline TopSpot, I've been using Frontline Plus each month for my golden. Up until this summer, it's worked- he could go into high tick areas and come out with no ticks or just one or two dead...
  8. Pet Harness and Flea Collars

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    Interesting news expose on safety testing of popular harness and flea collars for dogs and cats. OnlineTV | Marketplace Story said only 1 of the 15 harnesses tested passed. Haven't seen any 2014 test results but the website has the SleepyPod ClickIt as the 2013 product of the year. Center...
  9. Fleas, food allergies, or something else?

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    My Shiloh is 13 months old. She has had some fleas so we treat her with the topical flea drops. She has had food issues in the past but tolerates her Merrick turkey grain free food well as far as I know. She is itching and chewing like mad. Really constantly. She scratches with her back legs...
  10. itching/hot spots

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    Hi I am having an issue with my 7 mo old golden. In the past week or so he has began itching all over, his head, his legs, etc. I bathed him last night and noticed his skin was red in his armpit and other places. I noticed one spot where it looked like a pimple almost. I have also been...
  11. Pup on Sentinel, and now fleas!? (Question)

    Golden Retriever Health, Anatomy & Breed Standard
    I live in Hawaii, so fleas here are a year round thing. I have an 8mo. old golden retriever, and he's had scabs near the back end of his tail for the past 2 months. He's been to the vet 3 times, and he's been put on 2 different antibiotics for dermatitis and itching. (non-specific, the vet found...
  12. Fleas in Winter?

    Golden Retrievers - Main Discussion
    We have over 20 inches of snow outside and Charlie has fleas? :doh::confused: I didn't think they got fleas in the winter?
  13. Melina started to whimper all the time

    Golden Retriever Behavioral Problems & Issues
    Hi all, My 3 years old golden, Melina has been whimpering excessively for 3 days now. She always has been very needy and active looking for attention everytime she can. She got fleas and we treated with a special powder for dogs. Since then she doesnt stop to whimp! All the time, if she's...