I broke down last night and bought some knockoff Frontline for my two dogs. I hate hate hate it.
They picked up some fleas while I was visiting my folks over the fourth of July weekend in KY. My male isn't really bothered by a few fleas, but my female must have a reaction to the bites, because she's been going bananas for almost a month now. Her skin was bright red and she scratches herself constantly. Her skin just twitches and jumps if you touch her anywhere. I tried bathing, I vacuumed her several times, dish soap, you name it. Nothing worked.
After purchasing the flea treatment, I read the package. It has a disposal warning on it, saying if there is any treatment left in the package, to call the local hazmat office for disposal. Ok, these are tiny tubes of shit, and I have to call a hazmat disposal line? WHAT???
I knew the chemicals were nasty, but monkeyballs, that's ridiculous. I seriously was crying as I put it on my dogs. I felt like I just did the equivalent of pouring bleach down their throats. A nice acute dose of really dangerous shit. To the two most important beings in my life. FML.
Has anyone had any successful methods for flea treatment/prevention? I REALLY don't want to ever use this shit again.