I live in Eastern NC, in the upper coastal plain.
I have had dogs for 5 years now. I currently have two labs.
Until this year we have never had any kind of flea problem. We used frontline plus first couple of years.........last two years have been using K-9 advantix II. We put these topicals on EVERYMONTH even in the winter. Currently using sentry Fiproguard Max....just to try something different.
Flea problem started this Summer for us. Our dogs spend 3/4's of there time in our 1 acre fenced-in back yard and 1/4 of there time in our home. We live in the city and have neighbors with pets all around us. One Neighbor has yard cats that free-roam the community. Other adjacent neighbors have yard dogs. I have never asked them if they use flea control treatments on there pets(would be kind of Awkward.....especially if the say they don't use anything) I also take my dogs for daily play/training/hunting trip all over Eastern NC..various fields, farms, parks... etc...
tried several flea shampoos prior to monthly application of topical...and could see fleas dying by the dozens.
My dogs do not seem to be scratching or biting at the fleas as much as I would think when I can visibly see them on my dogs. So I guess the fleas are jumping on them alive and frisky and then the topical treatment is slowly working.
Any advice how I can get my dogs flea free....?????
should I be using something different for flea control other than topicals?????
any advice would be greatly appreciated