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MY poor doggy has got fleas

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pyjamagirl Fri 21-Sep-07 08:55:58

what is the best stuff to get him? and what should I treat the house with??

Jojay Fri 21-Sep-07 08:57:19

Best stuff is called Frontline. you get it from the vets and it's drops to put on the back of his neck.

Not sure about the house though.

EmilyDavidson Fri 21-Sep-07 09:10:15

hoovering gets fleas and their eggs up really well .
Treat dog first then pop him in the garden while you hoover carpets ,sofas and curtains. Then (the most important bit) you must empty the hoover outside. if its a dyson just empty it into a bin bag ,or if its a hoover bag chuck that out. And do it again tommorow.
Thats what I did when my cat had fleas and it worked, but I think I had caught it quite early.

I know its hard to bath cats and dogs but it does really get rid of loads of fleas ,they drown and go down the plughole

merlotmama Sun 23-Sep-07 23:32:07

You have to be very thorough hoovering the house as eggs can lie dormant and then hatch e.g. next spring when it gets warm or once you switch on your central heating. Pay particular attention to the edges of your carpet, down by the skirting boards. Do the bottom of curtains, your sofas and our vet even told us to do the car. Wash his bedding too, of course.

You can get tins of stuff to spray (can't remember the name) which is quite dear - nearly £20 per tin - but we were warned to be thorough in the first instance because if you can't get rid of them you may need to be funigated.

We use Frontline monthly now, prevention being better than all that hoovering.grin

I do remember I used a fine tooth comb on his face because they were really annoying him and the Frontline takes a day or two to work. The fleas are hard bodied and hard to kill...you think you have squashed them between your fingers, but no...

I held an old marg tub full of water under the dog's face as I combed. That meant the fleas fell in and drowned.

Good luck

purpleduck Sun 23-Sep-07 23:52:37

yep frontline. Although bring along the smelling salts...we got a years worth for two dogs and I nearly fainted!!!

KerryMum Sun 23-Sep-07 23:56:32

Is he still inthe house?

From what I've heard it is nigh impossible to get them out of the house.

You have to bomb the house with flea bomb or somesuch.

And EVACUATE the house for a certain period of time.

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