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  • Flea dips - who uses them?

    I was snooping around a new shop yesterday and they had a sign saying the bath includes flea dips.

    Anyone else using flea dips?
    Why?

    Thanks in advance for the input.
    Erica

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    flea dips

    I haven't used flea dips in yearsssssssss. They are toxic to the pet and the groomer. I give a pet a Capstar, small white pill that lasts for 24 hrs and then recc. a topical product such as Frontline or Advantax or which ever brand you prefer.

    astrordog

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    • #3
      flea dips

      Besides the toxicity(reason enough for not doing them). You can't force dry after a flea dip, so there's no way you could get a decent finish on anything.

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      • #4
        No dipping here too

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        • #5
          We use flea shampoo if a dip is requested, sometimes customers don't know the difference.

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          • #6
            With products like Advantage & Frontline on the market now, which work so well, I don't know why anyone would bother with dips. Haven't used them since 1989.

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            • #7
              No. Just Flea Shampoo's. So many people ask for Flea dips. I quit explaining the difference because they usally say oh ok whatever......

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              • #8
                I just use Flea Shampoo. Customers don't understand the difference, so I do try and explain it and tell them they need to follow up with Frontline or Advantage or something.

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                • #9
                  Call me a fibber, I haven't flea dipped a dog in years also. Most of my clients are on advantage, frontline or revolution. If someone enters my salon and asks for a flea dip I 'fib' and tell them its illegal to dip a dog because fo the toxicity and because of the chemicals I am pouring down the drain into the drinking water supply. Okay, made it up....but it gets their dog on flea prevention and regular grooming. No one's questioned me on it in 30 years!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Maggy View Post
                    We use flea shampoo if a dip is requested, sometimes customers don't know the difference.
                    Us too!

                    I always go for holistic first but sometimes those EVIL BAST _ _DS WON'T DIE, so then I use Kelco's Zap shampoo.

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                    • #11
                      We use pyrethrine additive. We add it to the shampoo and then bath.

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                      • #12
                        thanks again!!

                        I too, have done "the speech". While some clients' eyes just glaze over, I think just as many think I know nothing & go elsewhere!

                        Never thought about the force drying issue!
                        I love you guys!!
                        Erica

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                        • #13
                          NOPE! NEVER! Capstar and/or Frontline. I prefer the spray for the faster flea/tick kill and full distribution over the pet's body. Plus you can apply it on a damp pet, wait a few minutes, then finish blowdrying as usual. And Capstar, Frontline, and Advantage are much safer for us and the pets. Yes, there are a few freak instances of bad reactions to any of those products, but they're not nearly as common as with dips and flea/tick shampoos.

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                          • #14
                            Haven't used a flea dip in yearsssssss. Now that I live in N. Utah I don't even need to carry flea shampoo.
                            "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
                            Diane

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                            • #15
                              Not here either, we use a shampoo. Actually, I'm a relatively new groomer, and have NEVER had to dip a dog, thank God.
                              Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones

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