I have a long haired rott. She is approx 4. She has a severe allergy to fless. I have applied frontline on tuesday. She

Asked by GiGi on May 16th 2013 in Health & Wellness
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Kali earned her wings 10/21/14

If she's itching really bad, you can try giving her some benedryl. I would ask your vet how much you can give. If the itching continues, I would have a vet check her out. Good Luck!

Kali earned her wings 10/21/14 answered on 5/16/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


May I suggest brewers yeast supplements? They repel fleas and ticks naturally.

Libby answered on 5/17/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Star has severe flea allergies also, 1 bite will cause almost all her hair to start falling out and sores will develop all over her body! I use flea preventative year round and give baths every 6 weeks...note that even though the box says to give the flea preventative every month I have had no issues giving it every 5 weeks instead so our routine is she gets the flea meds and a week later she gets a bath.

I use revolution as frontline does not work in my area, i tried and she still got bites....even when I applied it as instructed on the box.

Good Luck, benadryl should help relieve the itching

Star BN RN RA answered on 5/17/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Flea pervention is key to keeping fleas off your dog. I have always used Advantage on Deogie, he's never known a flea bite. Advantage will kill the fleas and larvae within 12 hours. Use as directed, every 4 weeks and since she's allerigc I would continue throughout the winter months. Giving a flea bath once a month isn't needed and so bad for the dogs skin.

There's natural remedies as well you can try.
1 part apple cider vinegar (fleas hate vinegar)
1 part water
Mix and pour into spray bottle. Spray your dog, avoiding face and rub in with hands, let dry. Use before going for walks.

1 tsp of nutritional yeast (purchase at a bulk store) sprinkled over dogs food daily will help keep fleas away, fleas hate the smell.

Have a great one.

♥ DEOGIE ♥ answered on 5/17/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


If you treat the fleas with Frontline, I hope your dog doesn't have regular heartworm treatment, as apparently there is a heartworm ingredient in Frontline. We didn't know this at the time we were giving our dog (about 10 years ago)Frontline and he had the heartworm injection annually. Perhaps at that time, the vet wasn't aware of this ingredient. About 7 years ago I was in the vet with our new dog and I heard the vet nurse/receptionist tell a customer not to use Frontline if her dog has heartworm vaccinations

Member 1148112 answered on 5/21/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer

Miss Maddie

Hi ,Use The Monthly pill from the Vet ; Frontline does not work that well; Talk to your local Vet about Comfortis; Also, a good Tea Tree Shampoo and Daily Supplement will be great: SEE article here:

Miss Maddie answered on 5/23/13. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer