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Old 12-24-2012, 09:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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WEll I have used k9advantix for 7 years and my dogs have never had fleas - to day they got groomed and the groomer said they were covered in fleas! anyone have this happen to them? I am washing their bed covers but what about the inside of the bed? do I need to replace? groomer gave them a flea bath and I think after a couple of days I will put k9 advantix on them again (after I ask vet)
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I had been using Advantix for years on my past dogs, then on Molly when I got her, but I noticed it was only lasting for about 2 1/2 weeks! I changed to Comfortis and it seems to be working! Of course, here in Calif. fleas are bad and all year long!
Keep in mind that fleas don't spend their life on a dog, they feed, then just jump back off into the environment! To get rid of them you have to treat your home, your yard, and your Dog! EVIL creatures! Don't know why God invented them LOL!!!!!
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I thought with the advantix the flea bites and dies. We have never had fleas - none of our dogs. I think they got them the last time they were groomed. The place was smelly and dirty lookin.g I have a new groomer just down the road from me now. she found the fleas. they were groomed not that long ago and he saw no fleas but I noticed something that I thought was flea dirt about a week later. I don't know. How do I treat the house and yard? I have nothing here to use and tom is Christmas - I dont' want them to get them back!
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does anyone know if I have to thow away their beds? I can' t wash the inside just the cover.
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I have limited experience with fleas thank goodness. You can get flea bombs to set off in your house while you take the dogs for a walk. One local pet advisor on the radio also advises putting a flea collar in your vaccuum bag and doing serious vacuuming. I would also treat the dogs with something your vet recommends. Good luck!
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the groomer gave them a flea bath I just dont' know wht to do with the beds.
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Washing the covers should be OK, fleas like warm damp places best......like dirt under bushes and lawns . I don't think you'll have a problem if the weather is cold there but indoors you can check for fleas by placing a low white bowl of water with a few drops of dish soap and place it on the floor with a lamp shining in or near it ...the fleas will be attracted to the warmth and light and jump in the bowl and drown.(soap is to suffocate them)This is to be done at night! They sell flea traps that do the same thing, online.Just google 'fleas' Good Luck!
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Since it's so recent I don't think you have an infestation so washing their bed cover in hot water should be fine,You are right about biting and then dying so you probably got it in time ! A way to find out is to place a low,light colored bowl of water with a few drops of dish soap on the floor at night with a light source by it...the fleas will be attracted to the warmth and light, jump in & drown
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since it's so recent i don't think you have an infestation so washing their bed cover in hot water should be fine,you are right about biting and then dying so you probably got it in time ! A way to find out is to place a low,light colored bowl of water with a few drops of dish soap on the floor at night with a light source by it...the fleas will be attracted to the warmth and light, jump in & drown
i am going to try that! Just to make sure there are not any lurking! Thanks!
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I just talked to the groomer herself about the fleas and she said that they werent covered in fleas - they each had about two fleas on their feet - like they may have walked through something and the fleas hadnt bit them and died yet - so she gave them the flea bath to be sure - I was so relieved - I though I had an infestation or something! the vet said its too soon to put more k9 advantix on them so I will wait. Well all beds and rugs have been washed so hopefully that is that! Teddy does have some kind of black flecks on his skin on his back near the tail that my daughter thinks is warts shedding - or some kind of skin condition. I hope its nothing with his visit with the possible new owner coming to see him this weekend. its always something isn't it?
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