Is Frontline Plus or Revolution a better medicine to treat a dog for fleas? He is a 75 pound German Shepherd mix and we’ve had a hard time getting rid of his fleas. Also, how would you treat fleas in a yard?

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  1. Vet Student

    Revolution on dogs is a no no. A lot of new complications in dogs have been discovered. Many vets have all together stopped using revolution on dogs because the risks are so high. Try Frontline. Raid makes a good outdoor insecticide, works on fleas. You can find it at any walmart, but keep the animals out of the yard for 24 hours after spraying.

  2. Joyce A

    A good non-toxic solution:
    – Try Insect Dust (Diatomaceous Earth)…
    “Diatomaceous earth comes in the form of a chalky powder, and is the natural fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. These diatoms particles are very small and sharp – but only harmful to the small exoskeletons of insects. Insects cannot become immune to its action, as it is a mechanical killer – not a chemical one. Because it is like a light dust, it easily clings to the bodies of insects as they walk and crawl over it. The tiny diatom particles then cut the waxy coating of insects and they eventually dry out and die of dehydration within 48 hours. It is an all-natural product that is so safe, it can be sprinkled around your vegetable patch, or rubbed right into your dog’s fur. ”
    Here is a great article on fleas, and natural flea control:…

  3. eyJude

    I have a NATURAL remedy for getting rid of fleas in your house.
    Go to the Store and buy some 20 Mule Team BORAX. (you find it in the soap isle)
    Then sprinkle it all over. Carpets, couch, bedding, pillows, PET BED’s, car, even wood floors.
    I walk around on the floor so it gets down into the fibers. Rub your hand over the couch, etc.
    What Boax does is coats the eggs … The eggs hatch deformed or unable to reproduce.
    You will have to do this 2 or 3x about a week apart in order to get all the egg cycles.
    Since I did this I no longer have fleas in the house. Since you vacuume it up it is not a danger to pets or children.
    FOR YOUR PET. Use the topical flea killer that is on the market or wash with Dawn dish washing soap (make sure to rinse all soap out) and use a flea comb (this is also a head lice comb) especially for kittens or puppies who are too young to have insecticide put on them.
    Kill the fleas that you find on the comb with soap or alcohol

  4. Healthcare Reform NOW!

    They’re both great but I prefer Frontline Plus because it does also kill flea eggs and pupae and so helps break the lifecycle, which Revolution doesn’t do.
    Get a spray from a vets for the yard, but so long as your house and animals are covered you should be OK.

  5. Stacey S.

    We dont have a yard to treat so idk about that one, look around your pet store..
    for our 6 dogs and even 5 house cats they are all on frontline plus. but with any flea medication talk to your vet about it.

  6. Ark Lady

    You choice of flea control products actually depends on your budget and where you live.

    I’d suggest consulting with your veterinarian since many of the spot-on products are currently under scrutiny.

    There are a few internal remedies/pesticides that you can give to your pet that will stop the flea cycle.

    However, you will still need to treat the entire environment every 3 to 6 weeks to get rid of fleas.

    Cleaning combined with IGRs (insect growth regulators) and other less toxic options will work if you use all of them concurrently.

    You can learn about the triangle of flea control over at YouTube (just enter the phrase or try this url:

    Always use caution for the safety of your pets.

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