Fleas on my Dog - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-07-2010, 11:24 PM - Thread Starter
 
paisleypoet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 348
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I just discovered that my one-year-old chocolate lab has fleas.

I bought some Flee, Flea! from Dancing Paws a while ago, but have never put it on him. Would it work to get rid of the fleas he has, or is it just to prevent them? Is there any other way I can get rid of them without resorting to nasty chemicals? I have three kids in the house...

Jade : -Writing, vegan mom of Garrett, Drew, and Grace. Into feeling:
paisleypoet is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-07-2010, 11:49 PM
 
Narmowen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 139
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diatomaceous_earth

Diatomaceous Earth.
Narmowen is offline  
Old 10-08-2010, 02:12 PM - Thread Starter
 
paisleypoet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 348
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Where do I get it? How do I use it?

Jade : -Writing, vegan mom of Garrett, Drew, and Grace. Into feeling:
paisleypoet is offline  
Old 10-09-2010, 12:10 AM
 
stardogs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 324
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
You want to make sure any DE you use is food grade - my DH ordered ours online. I'm not sure I'd put it directly on the dog since it can irritate the mucous membranes and dry out the skin, but it does a great job in the environment.

Erin
Every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle. (Whitman)

Not a Mama Yet! If you're a NMY, too, come join our current thread in the Tribal area!

stardogs is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off