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Will Alcohol Kill Fleas?

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My vet says that the rubbing alcohol stuns the fleas and makes them easier to remove. She suggested using a flea comb and dipping/rinsing it in the alcohol, saying the fleas will float.
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Aisha answered
Fleas are very harmful for humans as well as pets as they can be carriers for diseases and worms. In order to keep your pet healthy you would have to make an effort to keep it free from fleas. Alcohol is known for its effectiveness in control and eradication of fleas in pets. Simply soak a cotton ball with alcohol and apply it to your dog. You can use either of the green or the white both are effective. You can also see the link below to control this problem:
www.1fleacontrol.co.uk
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I would not use It can dry your pets skin out and If your wanting to get rid of fleas bad enough call your vet and get Comfortis, If not then you can use dawn dishwashing liquid but you only need to bathe every 1 wk to 2 wks depending out the dogs skin. The problem isn't the fleas your seeing the adult fleas are 5% of the population the rest is in the eggs, larva, and puple stages. I would use Frontline Plus to help or Comfortis to control the population.!!!!
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Stores sell a flea repellent that comes (usually, depending on the brand) 3 to a package, small tubes that you apply to your dogs back and shoulder area once a month.  not too expensive, and it works very well, for my dog anyway. 
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Will alcohol kill fleas?
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Yup, it definitely helps but first check that your dog skin is not allergic to alcohol hope you got it:)
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Try first response flea treatment every month if not try a flea bomb in the house he might be getting his fleas from the house
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I would not use alcohol. Your vet can tell you what can safely be used that will not harm your dog. You will likely also have use a product that gets rid of fleas in your house too.
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You need to treat the house, yard and the dog. Put 7-dust powder along baseboards, under furniture, in seat cushions, and up the vacuum. Put 7-dust granules on the lawn. Then bathe the dog in distilled vinegar water (1-2 cups vinegar to the bath tub) and then when the dog is dry apply advantix, bio spot, or another topical flea preventive. Alcohol is to drying don't use it. Both the 7-dust and vinegar is fairly cheap and a little goes a long way.
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Alcohol will dry out your pups skin.Animals have skin irritants too. Sometimes upon being subjected to these irritants allergens will arise making your pup really uncomfortable.I suggest NOT using alcohol on you pet. Fleas are a neusance but the alternative(allergy shots) can be very costly.

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