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southern bell

I wish i would have known about all of these different remedies to try before having to put my dog down due to fleas (allergies)....anyway, i live around sand, lots of sand, and it seems that the fleas are a lot larger in sandy areas and a lot harder to kill, i tried covering my dog in motor oil for like 3 days at a time, the fleas suffocate right away and fall off unfortunately they would come right back, she had scratched many sores which removed a lot of fur as well, so those who have said something about there animals scratching sores dont wait to start any kind of treatment, what i did was washed the area really good then put neosporan on it as though you would with your child once that healed up where there wasnt an open wound i then put motor oil for about 3 days again to kill any additional fleas and then washed her with dish soap until ALL oil was off then on her scared/scratched/balded areas i put NEW STOCK mixed with baby oil (new stock is found at feed store) it helped her fur grow back but you will have to be patient. unfortunately i couldnt get rid of the fleas in the yard so she got bad, going to try some of yalls suggestions, i have tried sevins and deamons dust or what ever...deamons has worked so far but it was mixed with something else and sprayed on the carpet it worked but it took about 2-3 weeks before i could really see a difference due to the different stages the fleas might have been in. i also have 2 tea cup chiwhawhas unlike my pit that i put down these guys are tiny little things like 3 lbs if that and i am scared that maybe some of this stuff might hurt them, any suggestions for the little ones....i have heard something about crysanthemum extract and water and then cover your pet in it, and your floors????? no harm at all but will kill ANY insect of ANY kind??? and was said to plant the flowers in the yard as well????

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Anonymous

Putting burnt motor oil on a dog to repel fleas and ticks is still done by ignorant people. The dog gets very sick and suffers terribly because the toxic oil burns their skin. There will be a hairless scar where the oil is poured, usually on the dog's back. We see dogs with these scars at our county shelter every summer. If a person would buy a Seresto collar for $40-55, it will last for 8 months. I know the people who have fleas in the house are very frustrated and their dogs are miserable. Sevin dust, sprays, soaps add up and don't work. Pouring toxic, polluted motor oil that eats your dog's is torturing your dog and it doesn't work. Just buy the collar! Maybe you have to cut back on something else, but you and your dog won't be suffering!

BR

Putting burnt motor oil on a dog to repel fleas and ticks is still done by ignorant people. The dog gets very sick and suffers terribly because the toxic oil burns their skin. There will be a hairless scar where the oil is poured, usually on the dog's back. We see dogs with these scars at our county shelter every summer. If a person would buy a Seresto collar for $40-55, it will last for 8 months. I know the people who have fleas in the house are very frustrated and their dogs are miserable. Sevin dust, sprays, soaps add up and don't work. Pouring toxic, polluted motor oil that eats your dog's skin is torturing your dog and it doesn't work. Just buy the collar! Maybe you have to cut back on something else, but you and your dog won't be suffering!

J

I have heard from people in there 80s and 90s that motor oil is a cure for flea allergies. Not to completely cover, only affected areas. Not on open wounds but the patches they can't stop itching. I cannot believe the assumptions and hatred here. Seems to me this person tried many things, not just oil. Those of you free of mistakes, please, cast the first stones.

Anonymous

I use Advantage on my dogs and cats. Expensive, bUT well worth it. For flea allergies my vet administers a steroid shot. I've had a dog and a cat with the allergies, and if you use Advantage, you won't have fleas, thus no allergy, and therefore no need for the steroid injection.

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