YorkieTalk.com Forums - Yorkshire Terrier Community


Welcome to the YorkieTalk.com Forums Community - the community for Yorkshire Terriers.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. You will be able to chat with over 35,000 YorkieTalk members, read over 2,000,000 posted discussions, and view more than 15,000 Yorkie photos in the YorkieTalk Photo Gallery after you register. We would love to have you as a member!

Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please click here to contact us.

Go Back   YorkieTalk.com Forums - Yorkshire Terrier Community > YorkieTalk > Yorkie Health & Diet
Register Blogs FAQ Calendar JavaChat Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 02-04-2007, 02:38 PM   #1
Yorkie Yakker
 
tuzzylou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 53
Default Confused about fleas

I found a flea on Lottie about 2wks ago, went to petsmart got Johnsons spot on, Bob Martin flea shampoo, Bob Martin Home flea flogger Plus twin pack.
I gave lottie a bath, once she was dry i used the spot on. It said that you could re-apply after 7days. I then washed everything that lottie came in contact with that was able to fit in the washing machine. Used the flea flogger in my sitting room and bedroom. I dont have a very big apartment so had the doors to the hallway open when i did the sitting room.
anyhoo she seemed to be over them. I kept checking her and there wasnt any signs, no tell tale "droppings" left behind by the fleas. I gave her another bath a week later, this time with the flea shampoo and then once dry gave her another spot on. That was this wednesday. Yesterday she was scratching again but not much, then tonite while sitting with her on the sofa i see another flea, so i check her all over and theres a couple of "droppings" but no more fleas. I managed to lose the flea i found on her much to my disgust.
I was told by a woman in the supermarket that nothing you buy from a supermarket or a pet store will get rid of fleas that the only things that will shift them you have to get from the vet.
My mother sent me 4-in-1 pest repeller, that is meant to keep rodents away but will also work on ants/cockroaches/spiders/fleas and other insects but it says that with in 2wks of using the unit (it plugs into the power socket) you may see an increase in the pests your trying to get rid of but that it then will settle down and you will be pest free.
I wonder if thats why im seeing a flea again, but im kinda annoyed considering ive used the shampoo and the spot on, on lottie, and used the floggers to kill them in the apartment and i still find one....i have pretty much kept her inside since she first got them, only taking her out in the paved area out side the apartment to play ball,. I hate the thought of her having fleas and the thought that i have them in my apartment.
Im planning on going to the vet if it doesnt get better in the next week and buying stuff from them. Its annoying when ive spent alot already on flea stuff that doesnt appear to have worked. And they dont even give you an idea of how long they will take to work.
im just so confused
tuzzylou is offline   Reply With Quote
Welcome Guest!
Not Registered?

Join today and remove this ad!

Old 02-05-2007, 03:55 AM   #2
Donating YT 500 Club Member
 
PANAMA69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: ~*~YorkieWorld~*~
Posts: 8,428
Default

I THINK IS A GOOD IDEA TO TAKE LOTTIE TO THE VET IF NOT DOING ANY BETTER. BUT HAVE YOU TRY FRONTLINE, OR K9 ADVANTIX?
PANAMA69 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2007, 04:40 AM   #3
Luv my Angel, too!
Donating Member
 
LuvMySissy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: USA
Posts: 9,333
Default

It is my understanding that new flea eggs will hatch every 3 weeks - so unless you successfully killed all the eggs (many products don't do this), you will see new ones continue to hatch. The fleas are ovbiously in your home which makes them very difficult to get rid of and may need a professional exterminator. All furniture needs to be treated as well as carpeting cause they lay eggs in all these areas.

Gross, I know - but I hope this helps.
__________________
Sissy & Angel
LuvMySissy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2007, 06:33 AM   #4
Yorkie Yakker
 
tuzzylou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 53
Default

the flea flogger by bob martin was meant to kill all the fleas in the home and keep it flea free for i think up to 3mths. I cleaned everything that could fit in the washing machine, and thought the flea flogger would deal with the things like carpets. I also have used the Johnsons spot on, twice in the last 2wks in keeping with the instructions. Im rather annoyed about the amount of money ive spent on flea products that apparently dont work!
tuzzylou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2007, 03:35 PM   #5
YT 1000 Club Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 1,807
Default

You could try Boric Acid sold in small bottles at the Pharmacy. My parents had to have their house professionally bombed for fleas and that is what the professional used to get rid of them.
MikaTallulah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2007, 01:41 AM   #6
Yorkie Yakker
 
tuzzylou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 53
Default

thanks for your help, she appears to be fine, no more fleas on her, no more scratching, so it mite just have been a left over ..i hope lol
tuzzylou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2007, 09:52 PM   #7
No Longer a Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: PORTERVILLE, CA
Posts: 1,574
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MikaTallulah View Post
You could try Boric Acid sold in small bottles at the Pharmacy. My parents had to have their house professionally bombed for fleas and that is what the professional used to get rid of them.
http://www.jtbaker.com/msds/englishhtml/B3696.htm

Among other things this states that:

WARNING! HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED OR INHALED. CAUSES IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES AND RESPIRATORY TRACT. AFFECTS CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, LIVER AND KIDNEYS.
sammiz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2007, 11:43 PM   #8
Rachel & Tilula Belle
Donating Member
 
rachelsyorkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Southern Ohio
Posts: 1,162
Default

You sound like my neighbor. I use revolution once a month I get it for about $11 a tube Great deal & I have told them about it over & over. They dont want to order on line & wait for them to come in the mail. So they get ate up w/fleas, the pets suffer, they fill their home w/pesticides costing over $100 in one week, go back & spend another $100 the next week & still have fleas. We dont see a flea, maybe one kicking around taking its last breath. With frontline & revolution... any flea would rather be on a dog or cat then you. So you only have to treat the pets & when they hop on it will take care of the problem, give it a few days & they are all gone, no poisonous foggers needed. I do use granuals on my yard about $20 bucks, to kill fleas, mosquitoes, ticks etc in the yard, but nothing in my house. Most important thing is to remember do not bath 3 days before or after using topicals on your dog or it will not work, it has to be able to mix w/the oils in the skin. I rather have a slightly stinky flea free dog . So I put it on as soon as it comes in the mail & bath 3 days later if needed. I think 48 hours is ok but I wait 72 to be sure. OK so this is the cheapest easiest way to not be cursed w/fleas ever again. I suggest REVOLUTION (you can get 2 6pks a 12 month supply for around $100, thats less then $10 a month/just click on the link, find your size-I have ordered from these folks for years it is the real thing & works wonderfully) because it also takes care of earmites, heartworms, mange, maybe some other worms too.So you dont have to buy heartworm meds or fight mites either
rachelsyorkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 05:34 AM   #9
Yorkie Yakker
 
tuzzylou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 53
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rachelsyorkie View Post
You sound like my neighbor. I use revolution once a month I get it for about $11 a tube Great deal & I have told them about it over & over. They dont want to order on line & wait for them to come in the mail. So they get ate up w/fleas, the pets suffer, they fill their home w/pesticides costing over $100 in one week, go back & spend another $100 the next week & still have fleas.
ok im going to assume that im reading the above wrong and your not dissing me....
this is the first dog ive had to take care of myself and as i kno that pet stores sell stuff to rid your home and dog of fleas i went there and got what i needed. It appeared to work and then appeared not to, but Lottie isnt scratching now and ive seen no fleas on her now for a week and no "droppings" either so i think they are all gone.
I will def get flea stuff from the vet in future, im not sure if i can get what you suggested in the uk
tuzzylou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 05:45 AM   #10
Senior Yorkie Talker
 
bobbiej's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Springtown, Texas
Posts: 90
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by rachelsyorkie View Post
You sound like my neighbor. I use revolution once a month I get it for about $11 a tube Great deal & I have told them about it over & over. They dont want to order on line & wait for them to come in the mail. So they get ate up w/fleas, the pets suffer, they fill their home w/pesticides costing over $100 in one week, go back & spend another $100 the next week & still have fleas. We dont see a flea, maybe one kicking around taking its last breath. With frontline & revolution... any flea would rather be on a dog or cat then you. So you only have to treat the pets & when they hop on it will take care of the problem, give it a few days & they are all gone, no poisonous foggers needed. I do use granuals on my yard about $20 bucks, to kill fleas, mosquitoes, ticks etc in the yard, but nothing in my house. Most important thing is to remember do not bath 3 days before or after using topicals on your dog or it will not work, it has to be able to mix w/the oils in the skin. I rather have a slightly stinky flea free dog . So I put it on as soon as it comes in the mail & bath 3 days later if needed. I think 48 hours is ok but I wait 72 to be sure. OK so this is the cheapest easiest way to not be cursed w/fleas ever again. I suggest REVOLUTION (you can get 2 6pks a 12 month supply for around $100, thats less then $10 a month/just click on the link, find your size-I have ordered from these folks for years it is the real thing & works wonderfully) because it also takes care of earmites, heartworms, mange, maybe some other worms too.So you dont have to buy heartworm meds or fight mites either

Just be sure the animal has had a heartworm test before using revolution. It's a great product and we sell a lot of it, but the dog has to have a heartworm test unless it has been on heartworm preventative beforehand!

Bobbie
__________________
money can buy a good dog, but not the wag of a tail!
Bobbie
bobbiej is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 05:48 AM   #11
Yorkie Yakker
 
tuzzylou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 53
Default

ahh right, well i havent found anywhere yet that sells it in the UK, but i have found a supplier of Frontline, is it any good?
tuzzylou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 05:54 AM   #12
"& Seeger, too"
Donating Member
 
Shelby&Seymour's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Kentucky
Posts: 5,169
Default

I use it on Shelby & Seymour and it works well on them ( actually I split a dose between them..... which the vet said was acceptable) No probs with fleas yet!!!!
__________________
Happy Fall Y'all! 🎃
Shelby&Seymour is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 05:56 AM   #13
Yorkie Yakker
 
tuzzylou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 53
Default

oh i think i shall try frontline then why do u split a dose, is it quite strong stuff?
do u get it from the vet?
tuzzylou is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 06:33 AM   #14
YT 2000 Club Member
 
Juliealfies mum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: scotland
Posts: 2,177
Default

Hi there,

I use frontline with my Alfie and Lottie, we get it from the vet! They will sell you about 3 vials for about ?15 , you use it every 2 months or everymonth if there are a lot of ticks about in summer , so depending on where you stay in Scotland you might need to use it more.
I use every 2 months then every month in summer, never touch wood had any fleas on any of them.
It goes by the weight of your dog , I get the tiny dog one which says dogs up to 10 kg , vet says use a full ampolue on each of them I did that at first and the stuff nearly drowned them and made such a mess of their hair!!!So after taking to everyone here what I do is split the ampuole between the 2 of them .
Hope this is of some help, there nothing worse than buying things and they dont work.
Also have heard a product called Zodiac is good for your house.
Good luck, pm if you want any more details.Plus your ok with heartworm we dont get that over here!!

Julie
__________________
From Julie Alfie & Lottie

Last edited by Juliealfies mum; 02-11-2007 at 06:35 AM.
Juliealfies mum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 06:45 AM   #15
Yorkie Yakker
 
tuzzylou's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Scotland
Posts: 53
Smile

Quote:
Originally Posted by Juliealfies mum View Post
Hi there,

I use frontline with my Alfie and Lottie, we get it from the vet! They will sell you about 3 vials for about ?15 , you use it every 2 months or everymonth if there are a lot of ticks about in summer , so depending on where you stay in Scotland you might need to use it more.

excellent thankyou!
and its nice to see some one else from scotland here and also another Lottie!
tuzzylou is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Google
 

SHOP NOW: Amazon :: eBay :: Buy.com :: Newegg :: PetStore :: Petco :: PetSmart


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:11 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright ©2003 - 2018 YorkieTalk.com
Privacy Policy - Terms of Use

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209 210 211 212 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 296 297 298 299 300 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 347 348 349 350 351 352 353 354 355 356 357 358 359 360 361 362 363 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 471 472 473 474 475 476 477 478 479 480 481 482 483 484 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 539 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 553 554 555 556 557 558 559 560 561 562 563 564 565 566 567 568 569 570 571 572 573 574 575 576 577 578 579 580 581 582 583 584 585 586 587 588 589 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599 600 601 602 603 604 605 606 607 608 609 610 611 612 613 614 615 616 617 618 619 620 621 622 623 624 625 626 627 628 629 630 631 632 633 634 635 636 637 638 639 640 641 642 643 644 645 646 647 648 649 650 651 652 653 654 655 656 657 658 659 660 661 662 663 664 665 666 667 668 669 670 671 672 673 674 675 676 677 678 679 680 681 682 683 684 685 686 687 688 689 690 691 692 693 694 695 696 697 698 699 700 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709 710 711 712 713 714 715 716 717 718 719 720 721 722 723 724 725 726 727 728 729 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749 750 751 752 753 754 755 756 757 758 759 760 761 762 763 764 765 766 767 768 769 770 771 772 773 774 775 776 777 778 779 780 781 782 783 784 785 786 787 788 789 790 791 792 793 794 795 796 797 798 799 800 801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809 810 811 812 813 814 815 816 817 818 819 820 821 822 823 824 825 826 827 828 829 830 831 832 833 834 835 836 837 838 839 840 841 842 843 844 845 846 847 848 849 850 851 852 853 854 855 856 857 858 859 860 861 862 863 864 865 866 867 868 869 870 871 872 873 874 875 876 877 878 879 880 881 882 883 884 885 886 887 888 889 890 891 892 893 894 895 896 897 898 899 900 901 902 903 904 905 906 907 908 909 910 911 912 913 914 915 916 917 918 919 920 921 922 923 924 925 926 927 928 929 930 931 932 933 934 935 936 937 938 939 940 941 942 943 944 945 946 947 948 949 950 951 952 953 954 955 956 957 958 959 960 961 962 963 964 965 966 967 968 969 970 971 972 973 974 975 976 977 978 979 980 981 982 983 984 985 986 987 988 989 990 991 992 993 994 995 996 997 998 999 1000 1001 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007 1008 1009 1010 1011 1012 1013 1014 1015 1016 1017 1018 1019 1020 1021 1022 1023 1024 1025 1026 1027 1028 1029 1030 1031 1032 1033 1034 1035 1036 1037 1038 1039 1040 1041 1042 1043 1044 1045 1046 1047 1048 1049 1050 1051 1052 1053 1054 1055 1056 1057 1058 1059 1060 1061 1062 1063 1064 1065 1066 1067 1068 1069 1070 1071 1072 1073 1074 1075 1076 1077 1078 1079 1080 1081 1082 1083 1084 1085 1086 1087 1088 1089 1090 1091 1092 1093 1094 1095 1096 1097 1098 1099 1100 1101 1102 1103 1104 1105 1106 1107 1108 1109 1110 1111 1112 1113 1114 1115 1116 1117 1118 1119 1120 1121 1122 1123 1124 1125 1126 1127 1128 1129 1130 1131 1132 1133 1134 1135 1136 1137 1138 1139 1140 1141 1142 1143 1144 1145 1146 1147 1148 1149 1150 1151 1152 1153 1154 1155 1156 1157 1158 1159 1160 1161 1162 1163 1164 1165 1166