How can u prevent your dogs from having ticks, lice and fleas??

@eliren (91)
Philippines
June 21, 2008 6:08am CST
i have 2 dogs and i dont know how to get rid of their fleas and ticks... i want to help them... please tell me how to remove those itchy things on their bodies.. i already used anti fleas and tick soap and shampoo but still the parasites are still there.. i want to know how.. im desperately in need of your help. thank you!
4 responses
@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
21 Jun 08
I don't know if you have your dogs in a fenced in yard or not. If you do you need to treat your yard. and all along the outside of the fence-line. If you live out in the country and they're not fenced in, I'm not sure how to keep them off. Mine are in a fenced in yard and I get stuff from my vet to put on them once a month. I guess if your yard isn't fenced in you should still treat the area around your house and where ever they hang out.
@eliren (91)
• Philippines
21 Jun 08
my pets lives inside our house.. they will just go out if they want to pee or poop.. im very much worried everytime i see a big ticks and fleas on them. i already used some shampoo and soap on them but still it wont go away
@SusanLee (1920)
• United States
21 Jun 08
You definitely have to treat the inside of your house too. You may have to get foggers and other things, but you have to treat the inside of your house. Is it woodsy where you live? Where in the world are they picking up ticks from? It's bad here in the south. Fleas and things just thrive here. It's an on going battle with the critters.
@eliren (91)
• Philippines
21 Jun 08
i also dont know wer they got it.. m place is not woody, its marble, i really duno Y_Y its very hard Y_Y
@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
21 Jun 08
Hi eliren. Try soap with sulfur. Look for this ingredients in the soap. I don't trust a dog soap which says for fleas. Try Dr. Wongs sulfur soap then leave it for 5 minutes and then wash it, then after you dry her up put a flea powder try a brand of flea powder made by bayer or vanguard. It's great. If you see some fleas in her body try to take it off and burn it. You can put it into paper and burn it. Because if you cannot burn them they can still multiply and will definitely make your dog skinny. Try them up if you like I've proven that.
• Philippines
15 Apr 12
Hi, I want to apply vanguard powder on my dogs but I don't know how. Like should I part his hair in places so it goes to the skin? Do I only put it on his back and no where else on his body? Or everywhere? Even the face? How often? Thaaank youuuu
• United States
21 Jun 08
Sprinkle a little garlic powder on their food in the day..put on them a little lemon juice mixed with cloves (onto their fur) before they go outside . Fleas and ticks cannot STAND garlic coming out in the dog's sweat and they HATE lemon juice and cloves! If you'd rather..a little regular Listerine rubbed on the fur also helps? NO bugs can stand the stuff! (Listerine also works to keep bugs off of your garden plants!)
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
21 Jun 08
Hi there and welcome to myLot! You can get rid of the flees yourself. Just pull them off your dog's skin and kill them until they bleed. :) After that make sure that your dog stays clean. Use an anti-tick shampoo or soap to bathe him or her at least one a week (not every day or they'll die) followed by anti tick powder. Good luck and I hope to read more posts from you. :)