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Fleas - They're Here!!

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  • Fleas - They're Here!!

    EEEEEEEK........I had 3 infested doggies yesterday. Oh my, with the warmer weather the fleas are definitely here! After just 1 bath yesterday, it looked like someone took a pepper shaker to the tub...Uggggh...Rescheduled appointments today so I could fumigate my shop. Everyone was so understanding and glad I called...To whoever never sees a flea - ya'll are SOOOOOO lucky!

  • #2
    I can really sympathize with you

    Years ago I moved from Wisconsin, where I had learned to groom, to Savannah, Ga. OMG, I could NOT believe the flea problem down there...this was in the days before Frontline and Advantage and so forth. The first time I put a dog in the tub, and the water ran off of him blood red from the flea dirt I thought I'd die.
    I am so happy to be back in the frozen North, where I might see two or three flea dogs a year...with two or three fleas on them.


    • #3
      AuntieM, I don't even see that many in my frozen part of the country. In the last 2 years I've seen one dog with one flea. Now I know why I love it here in No. Utah.
      "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."


      • #4
        I can deal with finding fleas, but god I hate ticks. They give me the creapy crawlie itchies for days. In this day and age there is no excuse for a flea infested dog.
        If your dog is fat, you are not getting enough exercise!


        • #5
          I just had an infested dog today. One of those "red water" dogs. He's infested every time he comes to my shop so I'm always prepared for it, but I really didn't expect it to be as bad as it was today, with it being winter in WI.

          But yeah.... ticks are the worst!!! Well, other then maggots.


          • #6
            Welcome to my world in South Florida. We never get rid of the flea and ticks!! My vet recommends applying flea protection every 2 weeks instead of once a month all year long ( if the dog is outside alot or there is a HUGE problem at home with them )- it is that bad!! Almost all my grooms are flea/tick baths so much for all the nice smelling shampoo's I have!! They say if we ever have a nuclear attack that the only thing left living would be cockroaches- I say add ticks and fleas to that list also!!


            • #7
              I haven't seen any infested ones yet, but I have seen dogs with a few fleas. I say I would give it about two weeks here, then I think I will really be seeing them.
              Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job. ~Franklin P. Jones