i wasn't raised with dogs that were taken care of, so this is new to me: My dog has been very itchy, I thought it was dry skin, but my daughter said tonight that she saw "little black bugs all over his belly". I freaked. I went to a 24 hr store and got Hartz Ultra Guard Plus shampoo and drops. I shampooed him, scrubbed, massaged, itched him for over 10 minutes. Sure enough, the tub was full of fleas and the shampoo foam turned a bit pink. after the bath, I dried him, sprayed Skin So Soft all over him and then did the drop thing in a line down his back. Then I fed him a concoction of dog food, olive oil and garlic. I threw my daughter's sheets away and bleached the towels I used. I'm assuming those oily drops will rub off somewhat in/around his favorite places and kill fleas & larva there too - the box said for 30 days...
Did I do enough? For my dog and my home?
Answer by PrincessZ20 at 10:29 AM on Oct. 30, 2009
Answer by Blueliner at 3:10 AM on Oct. 30, 2009
Answer by MichiMomma at 3:17 AM on Oct. 30, 2009
Answer by Blueliner at 3:22 AM on Oct. 30, 2009
Get something for your carpet and furniture. Get a spray that will sit on it for a few minutes. and then vacuum, vacuum , vacuum!
We had a very hard time with fleas last summer and carpet was a big factor in it. Flea eggs can lay dormant for 2 years until conditions are right for them to hatch. They like hot and humid weather!
Answer by Cindy18 at 6:10 AM on Oct. 30, 2009
get flea powder...dust your carpets, the dogs sleeping are etc...vacuum it up. That will help immensely. Worse case scenario...bomb! The fleas are awful this year.
Answer by dustinsmom1 at 7:25 AM on Oct. 30, 2009
Answer by ocalasinger at 7:29 AM on Oct. 30, 2009
Answer by babymaddy at 8:26 AM on Oct. 30, 2009
Answer by samurai_chica at 9:08 AM on Oct. 30, 2009
Answer by summerdayz at 10:01 AM on Oct. 30, 2009