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|07-28-2013, 05:18 PM||#1|
Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Holland, MI
I need help! Flea question!
Okay, this might be kind of long but I need help... I'm very inexperienced with anything having to do with fleas.
background: Romeo has been on flea medication his whole life... he was on advantage and this past dose I switched him to frontline plus.
Me and my family were just on vacation for two weeks... we were in North Carolina for one week and South Carolina for another week. I treated Romeo on July 3rd with the frontline plus before we left on July 12th.
So we are at the beach for a week and everything was fine... then we went to my brothers house in South Carolina.. he just recently moved to a new house and they had it bombed three times before they moved in for fleas.
So on Wednesday I noticed Romeo was itching alot and I looked over him and found flea dirt on his ears and eventually found 3 love fleas on him and killed them. I gave him a regular bath and just scrubbed his body good and found one more flea on him. He didn't really itch other than a scratch here or there the rest of the time there.
We left this morning and while on the 17 hour car ride home I found a flea running on him.
Why in the world does he have fleas on him while he is on frontline plus?
What should I do right when I get home to prevent fleas getting into MY house?
should I apply another dose of frontline early when I get home?
I plan on not bringing any bedding into my house until I can wash them all.
Thank you guys! Im freaking out!
erika & romeo <3
|07-28-2013, 05:33 PM||#2|
Pixie and Daisy
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: CT USA
I am so sorry you are going through this it can be so frustrating. It maybe that your brothers house was infested with fleas and the bombs did not kill the eggs and that is what hatched and ended up on Romeo.
I would wash all bedding vacuum the car. I would also call the vet and ask what he suggests. Also I would be concerned for tape worm bc fleas carry tape worm
Proud Mom of Daisy and Pixie