Help with canine flea protection
Recently our vet switched Tippy from Advantage flea protection (said they no longer carried it) to
Sentinel Once a Month Flavor Tabs.
Under the impression that it would kill ADULT fleas, I had no problem with the switch, since they explained it also prevents heartworm, and controls round, hook and whipworm.
Within a week or so, I noticed Tippy scratching like never before, so I read the brochure included in the box of medicine and discovered to my dismay that it controls flea populations only by making the eggs sterile, not by killing the adult flea. It indicates to use other means of flea prevention.
The problem is that Tippy is a house dog, even sleeps with us and I don't want to use messy/stinky pesticides all over her body.
I give her a weekly bath with flea shampoo and our yard is treated also. She picks up fleas mostly from the neighbor dogs, who come to "sniff n visit" everyday.
Can anyone suggest something that I can use for flea prevention that is not messy and I wouldn't have to use everyday?
I think I may be able to order our previous heartworm/flea meds from the vet or online, but am unsure about the cost.
Any help would be appreciated. :)