Q: What to do about fleas
I care for an ederly woman that has a cat. She went to her daughters house for three days since she has been here. The cat and my home never had a flea till she came home, and brought them home with her. I've tried everything I know to get rid of them but can't. I've spread, washed, and shampooed. I've spent over $150.00 dollars trying, but if I can't get rid of them, I'll be forced to get rid of her and the cat. I don't want to have professionals come out if I can avoid it, what can I do?
Sep 19, 2008
You need to treat every pet in the home. Your veterinarian can recommend safe, effective products to use (Frontline, Advantage, etc). Do not purchase anything over the counter. In addition to treating the animals, you also need to treat the home, both inside and out. Again, there are some over the counter products to avoid, such as sprays and foggers, which are not terribly effective and a pain to use since you may have to evacuate your home while you are treating the home. Ask your vet about a product called Knockout Premise Spray, which is safe and effective, or, as another poster suggested, a borax based flea powder (which is one of the few good things you can find OTC). When treating your yard, consider products that kill all life stages of the flea: egg, larvae, and adult.
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Sep 19, 2008
Frontline is excellent, get it from the Vet it's expensive but well worth it, it is safe and waterproof you just can't bathe the pet 3 days before or after application with my dogs (3) I can get the 3 pack and on application gets us thru the hot weather with no problem, if there are ticks around you may have to use it every month, when I ad my one greyhound the 3 pack lasted 3 yrs , t does ot expire and it takes care of other critters too
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