Is Flea Medication Neccessary all year long?

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Is Flea Medication Neccessary all year long?

Postby abbysmom » Sat Jan 14, 2006 9:45 pm

I live in Bronx, NY and take abby on walks in my neigborhood and to the dog run on weekends. During the winter months is flea medication necessary?

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Postby lovemylucy » Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:07 pm

personally, i don't think so....if you do not live in an area where fleas are a big issue i would not use it year around....in fact i do not use it at all unless totally neessary during some summer months.....the idea of pesticies on my dogs skin no my idea of healthy living, but that is me..i also use natural alternative products

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Postby moto1320 » Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:17 pm

I don't use it unless I have too.

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Postby Sariss » Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:21 pm

Ours are only on flea medication for 6 months of the year. Mainly because it goes with their heartworm meds.

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Postby Sarah » Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:43 pm

In NY, I think probably not. I generally only use the products when I see fleas, though this last summer, I had to wind up applying Advantage every month for 4 months or so, until the fall, because the fleas kept coming back. We've had some real cold, dry weather this winter, so I'm hoping the flea population got knocked back.

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Postby Foxwood » Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:59 am

Nope,
I'm in Va, and only use it May-Aug or Sept.


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