Posted : 1/18/2007 9:19:59 PM
As the others have said you need to treat the environment before even beginning to get a hold of the fleas on your dog!I would bathe her which will at least drown the fleas and give her temporary relief until you get a handle on the rest of them.Rinse her with a lemon rinse.I buy mine already made up,but you could probably steep some whole lemons,skin and all in boiling water,wait till it's cooled and then rinse,leave it on,dont rinse it off,this will help repel the fleas.
Also,she most likely also has worms,so make sure and keep on top of this.
With this heavy a infestation garlic wont help,although it wont hurt to try once they are gone to hopefully prevent the odd one or two jumping on.In your case you need to get out the heavy artillarary(sp?).But dont waste your time or money dousing her with chemicals unless you're also willing to ttreat the environment,or else you'll be fighting a never ending battle,of which you will lose [&:]
ETA: Someone already mentioned vacuuming everyday,which i do anyway,as my dogs bring alot of mess inside [8|] Vaccum under the couch cushions and behind the furniture,and also put a flea collar in your vacc bag/chamber otherwise the fleas will survive and escape.
Does anyone know how much to garlic to feed a to a ten pound dog daily?
Less than a 1/4 clove,maybe every second day.