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    Hello!
    I was wondering, what do you think is the best flea prevention for pugs? Now that it's spring I know they will start coming out and even though my apartment complex is great about spraying for fleas/ticks I'd like to make sure my pug is comfortable..

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    I use trifexis. It's a pill and Ruby had no issues with it.
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    Thank you for your quick response! I will definitely look into that one asap! :)

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    I use Frontline because it is non-systemic. I don't want something like that going thru her bloodstream. Look at the ingredients of some of the flea and tick stuff, too.

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    For some reason, the fleas here (year round) have become "resistant" to Frontline. Of course, Frontline claims it can't happen, and offers all these satisfaction guarantees, but the truth is: I have applied it and still got fleas. Works on ticks, though. Trifexis is used year-round in Hawaii, no problems here. Don't bother with flea shampoos and flea collars.

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    Last year's infestation was extremely nasty. It took 3 months of Frontline to get rid of them. I didn't think she had them as normally, I can find the little bastards even with a flea comb and last year, I couln't find them. It wasn't until I saw the 'rice' pods that I knew there was a problem. Used Frontline for 3 months until we finally got rid of the little devils.

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    We use Advantage for fleas and worms. It's a liquid that goes on the back of his neck and he's been fine with it. We don't bother with flea shampoo / collars either.
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    frontline is magic for us. Takes a few months to get rid of them, flea life cycle and all that, but for years of dogs it's done the job :)

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    Frontline never worked for Buffy. We use trifexis as well. It is for fleas as well as heartworms.

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    Thank you for all of your responses!!! My poor baby needed something asap so I ran out and bought a 3 month supply of frontline! Crossing my fingers and hoping this works! I hate to see him uncomfortable :( if it doesnt seem to work/help I will definitely be looking into the oral flea prevention :)

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