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    Louise & Melody's Medical Thread

    My dog is suffering from flea and this is the first time. I am a bit skeptic that those fleas might also get into Louise and Melody's body. I have started to conduct a research online and have come across a product called Advantage flea and tick control. Is there anyone of you who have tried to use this product before? Is it effective on getting rid of this parasite? I am open to other suggestion, thanks in advance.

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    Re: Dog suffering from Flea

    I'm changing the name of this thread, and you can post all possibly medical-related questions on it.

    Guinea pigs can use Advantage but not Advantage II.

    I'd talk to an exotic vet about flea treatments for pigs -- I'm not sure what you've got available in Canada. There's a limited number of things that GPs can take.

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    Re: Louise & Melody's Medical Thread

    Would a topical ivermectin treatment not work? Revolution -- used in cats for flea control -- is an ivermectin-family drug, and it's cheap and safe for guinea pigs. I once brought home fleas from my work at the animal hospital. I was holding Tribble and saw a flea surface through his fur and then dive down again. I happened to have a leftover tube of puppy/kitten size Revolution from a mites treatment and just went ahead and put it on him. Never saw anymore fleas (although, admittedly, I only ever saw the one).

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    Re: Louise & Melody's Medical Thread

    Kitten Revolution should work. I just wasn't sure she had it available in Canada.

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    Re: Louise & Melody's Medical Thread

    I was just thinking any type of topical ivermectin in the right concentration. Doesn't have to be Revolution.

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    Re: Louise & Melody's Medical Thread

    Thank you all for the suggestion, I will look for the said product. I am honestly thinking of filing a leave so that I can visit L&M's vet.

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