(Closed) Fleas :(

posted 7 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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835 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

awe, u get him back in days,…. i just got jealous. mine isnt back for a few mos 🙁 anyhow, when u get to the vet in a few hours it will be ok. after this, try frontline to prevent them from coming back. i do this to my pup(keeps em away), and yes, they r rampant in the south…. to know if it fleas flip ole pup over and seperate his hair and look. its ok, if they r in the house, a simple flea bomb will rid u of them, its not like roaches where they take like 3 bombs to get rid of em, its not too bad if u caught it early, and trust me…they havent been there long or u would have know it…its fine…i promise…. ask for frontline(i sound like a commercial…lol)

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

oh p.s. if she is scrathing her eats and shaking her head…its highly possible its just an ear infection…again, will be fine. doc will give pup drop that will clear it up within days

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Sorry your puppy and you are going through this.

You will have to, at the very least, wash everything that she has been around. Her bed, your bed, her toys, the carpet; everything. You can have the vet give her a medicated flea bath, but it won’t work unless you get rid of the fleas in your home. The vet should put her on some flea medicine from the vet, so she doesn’t get overun with them again. Since she is mostly an inside dog, you may be able to get by with store bought flea medicine, but it isn’t as strong as what you can get from the vet.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Do you know for sure if they are fleas?  Can you comb through her hair and see if you see any eggs (little black specks, almost like pepper or dirt) or actual fleas (careful they jump).  

Here are a few things you can try to do: 

Give your dog a bath with Dawn Dish Soap.  Use a lot and lather it up and let it sit on the skin as long as you can.  The fleas get trapped in the soap and then die.  

From the vet you can get a capstar pill which kills all fleas on them immediately.  You also have to start on regular flea meds too.  

If they are in your house start vacuuming as often as you can (at least every day, if not 2-3 times per day).  Also, you can sprinkle salt on your carpets.  You  can also get flea bombs that you set off in your house.  

Best of luck, the sooner you can do some research and start to get rid of them the better.  

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

yeah she is right, a simple flea bath will kill em…. then wash stuff and dead they r…and the vet will help u alot…again, they r not hard to kill like damn ole roaches. and yeah even if doggie goes out for a quick tee, he can get em…… but if u are seeing fleas it might not be them…could be ear infection. i promise its fine…there are sprays, specially if he is an inside dog, it will be easy to take em out. then grab u up some front line in a few hrs (most vets will let u buy pill by pill if u r strapped for cash) spray some doggie safe spray,bam…good to go

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

🙂 well i hate buggies too ,girl, but fleas are easily treatable and love to die…. u can wash stuff, treat her…and they will be gone gone….. and front line is a god send…my puppers never gets fleas cause of it…. i think that the brand is front like but its a lil drop they put on pups back..they will know. and girl…never a prob and my pup goes for his tee tee for about 30 min or so so run and stuff…and yeah, get them ears checked, could be that. i promise by night fall u will feel alot better about the sitation, and im willing to bet totally gone by the time sweetie arrives

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you only do the flea bath, and don’t treat the house, they will just keep multiplying. ICK! You have to bomb the house while you and puppy are out.

I had a cat once who had fleas- she had them when I goet her from the shelter. It took awhile for me to get rid of them because I didn’t know about treating the house (fleas love carpets).

Anyway, it isn’t that bad and it can be fixed! Definitely get some Frontline after she is done being treated. We have never seen a flea on  any of our dogs.

Good luck! It’s a pain, but not tragic, as long as you know about it, you can fix it!

Post # 12
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520 posts
Busy bee

Borox ~ yes the laundry booster type ~ in the carpet.  All of  the carpet.  It’s okay for pets and will dry the flea eggs and kill the existing fleas and eggs.  You will need to repeat about once.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

true @menobride i agree…… handle things and the are gone…front line,washing,bombing,spray… and they r gone gone. best thing is u caught is early, if its eve fleas at all…. i aint gonna lie…ear scratching, head shaking, no sign of a flea….my vote is ear infection, keep us updated…..what kind of pooch is it??

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

oooo good one @maggie… i do this for roaches but fleas could work too…good

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

sounds like a flee…. make sure u are killing these things with home flea spray and no just smashing them or soemthing cause that doesnt get rid of em. go get #1 spray from either doc or walkmart,#2 frontline,#3 shampoo for fleas and wash pup and every thing washable in it. if u see a flea or anything wormlike….spray that mug. then if they r still a prob, go stay with someone for a day and bomb it,….simple walmart treatment…then all shall be fine. as far as pups comfort, a lil scratching wont bother him…scrathing is what they do…until u see boo boos….but for now he is fine….he can last a few hrs….if u wanna try and help him and happen to have shampoo, even some dandruff shampoo will help, go wash him…… and mix it with dawn…..or better yet flea shampoo…with a rinse…then some dawn….and rinse….careful around the ears in case thats the prob

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