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Old 07-13-2015, 07:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Any cheap solutions to remove fleas from dogs?

Hi, My name is Chris, I'm new here, I work as a volunteer for an animal rescue charity in Cebu, Philippines. I rescued 2 dogs last 25th of June from a homeowner whose house got burned down in one of the slums here, she called me to collect her dogs but the poor things are riddled with ticks and their fur is all matted. Due to no budget, I'm looking at ways to save money. Does anyone know of any cheap ways to remove fleas without buying materials or chemicals, maybe a home remedy or methods that can be used which are inexpensive, unfortunately 'Brownie and Fluffy' got slightly burnt in the fire also which is another reason I don't want to put any chemicals on them and Fluffy is also pregnant so I need to be extra careful. Any thoughts or ideas please let me know, thanks.
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Any cheap solutions to remove fleas from dogs?

for bad infestations, Johnsons baby shampoo
seems to kill fleas on contact. leave it on awhile

then spend some money and do it the RIGHT way !
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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remove ticks one by one and take your time to not leave part of it in the dog

zymox for the ears...spend the money

they will be back of course, so money is still the answer to stop the breeding cycle
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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cut the matts out with SHARP scissors, don't torture them more trying to detangle unless your day job is a groomer
- sometimes if you cut off the top of the matt first, it will detangle, but not always

but don't just be lazy and shave down the whole coat !!

do this BEFORE the J/J shampoo of course

by the way, your rescue group is useless if they couldn't tell you anything about how to clean up a dog
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Re: Any cheap solutions to remove fleas from dogs?

We use Dawn dish soap for the fleas. Give the dog a bath and don't rinse off the soap for a few minutes. Then rinse but this a temporary fix as you will have to do it again when the eggs hatch (if there are any on the dog). Throw away any bedding or toys that came with the dogs. For the ticks, pick off with tweezers.

And please excuse the rudeness of others.....
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We use Dawn dish soap for the fleas. Give the dog a bath and don't rinse off the soap for a few minutes. Then rinse but this a temporary fix as you will have to do it again when the eggs hatch (if there are any on the dog). Throw away any bedding or toys that came with the dogs. For the ticks, pick off with tweezers.

And please excuse the rudeness of others.....
And who might be the "others"

You can always count on me to agitate.
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And who might be the "others"

You can always count on me to agitate.
I'm not really sure. The short list keeps rotating around. Occasionally, even you end up on it. (But not so much lately, I admit.)

Still the ability of people to be flexible to have a foot in their mouth along with their head up their bass, all at the same time, never fails to amaze me.

Now shame on you! You made me go "there". "there" to the place when I forget polite manners and act like a petulant 4-year old.

Guess this puts you back on my list.....
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And who might be the "others"

You can always count on me to agitate.
Watch that Lee, or you might be taken as "UnAmerican".
(joke).
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Re: Any cheap solutions to remove fleas from dogs?

Oh, I though Rick Smith was our only resident swarm of flies Sarah. You mean there's more? And you have a list of them?

Can I be on the list too? Not the one Rick is on, but any kind of naughty list will do just fine.

And hello Chris Perez. I wish I could answer your question in a useful fashion. Unless someone brings them up from the states we don't have fleas where I live.
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:20 PM   #10 (permalink)
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stay outta this thread Lee unless you got something rude to say !
it's way too serious for you, ya old fart
...and you already know i am the rudest bastard on the WDF.
you can never take that title away from me //rotflmao//
...as far as Sarah goes anyway

to Chris :
- hope you don't think i was being rude. that was not why i posted
- i wanted to help you and i stand by my guidance
- no matter how big your heart is, it takes money to do it right

i've done my share of rescue work over the years. not all rescue groups are created equal

- with two groups that were basically animal loving soccer moms with too much time on their hands. they never found homes for dogs and cats, and loved to chit chat at their cookie sales, but they never even brought the foster dogs to them and they folded in a few years.
- we have one good outfit in town who has good connections with vets and does a great job of marketing their animals when they bring them out. they always email me to bring my dog there when they are having an event to help socialise their dogs/cats since many Japanese people think dogs and cats cannot live together. i also help handle their puppies with the public

P.S.
it was hard to write this choking on my foot, but somehow i managed to get it out
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