Flea "meds" side effects? - Page 2 - Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums
 
Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums


Chihuahua-People.com is the premier Chihuahua Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.

Go Back   Chihuahua Forum : Chihuahua Breed Dog Forums > Chihuahuas > Chihuahua Questions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #9  
Old 11-15-2012, 07:23 PM
chi person
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Since Ive been fighting the fleas for about a year Ive got it down, I know it will take much more than vacuuming to kill the ones remaining in my house. I have an artillery ready to go, Its just going to take the extra vacuuming to get it all done.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #10  
Old 11-15-2012, 07:49 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Name: Krystal
Location: Canada
Posts: 5,473
Thanks: 808
Thanked 850 Times in 799 Posts
Default

I'm sure you can beat them! Vacuum everyday.
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-15-2012, 08:07 PM
chi person
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Twice a day!
It's happening!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-15-2012, 08:09 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Name: Krystal
Location: Canada
Posts: 5,473
Thanks: 808
Thanked 850 Times in 799 Posts
Default

I like your dedication. Good luck!


Sent from my iPhone using PG Free
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-15-2012, 08:15 PM
chi god/godess
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Name: Dee
Posts: 2,480
Thanks: 317
Thanked 253 Times in 171 Posts
Default

Over here we have a prolific flea population, and different types too, due to the weather. Their eggs can survive for an eternity in dry hot conditions, especially in sandy soil.

Options are to get the pro's in to spray house & yard, they guarantee for a year & use a plant based poison that isn't too toxic (cover ALL fish bowls/aquariums with blankets & remove birds - yeah, I know they say it's not too toxic, but it will knock those off).

Alternatively, we need to think of our pets are the "bait" ... once each flea completes it's life-cycle it will hunt out the nearest dog, cat or human to draw blood. If dogs & cats are consistently treated i.e. every single month, then eventually that cycle is broken, no two ways about it. The trick is in being consistent though.

Unfortunately, those with cats who roam outside have to treat ALL animals month in month out as they're what drag the blighters back to your property. There's absolutely NO POINT whatsoever in putting yourself through all this backbreaking work and stress if there's even a single flea lurking outside your back door and your dog/s go outside to potty 'coz that flea and her few 100 eggs will hitch-hike a ride back inside.
__________________
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 11-15-2012, 10:05 PM
chi person
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

The cat is indoor now, she was the one who originally brought the fleas in.
Even if the dog goes out on walks it is possible to prevent fleas from hopping on her by using a natural flea replant spray, it will at least make the fleas think again before hitching a ride. I know they also make pyrethrin spray, which isn't as natural as the neem or other essential oil sprays but it should work with out a doubt if the natural stuff doesn't. Keeping her bathed with neem protect shampoo and the spray should be enough for walks.
Where I live it ranges in temp from 30 to 100 degrees F and it is winter, so it should be cold enough that there aren't even that many fleas out and about comparatively.
I am also not the one to get stressed, just doing what needs to be done, it could be back breaking too, but I like to think of myself as a hard worker and having a clean house is worth the effort, makes me happy!
It causes me stress to think the only option I have is to knowingly poison my little ones.
Can't say enough, thanks for the help everyone!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

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 On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT. The time now is 11:18 AM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright 2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
Chihuahua People 2004-2009
PetGuide.com
Basset.net DobermanTalk.com GoldenRetrieverForum.com OurBeagleWorld.com
BoxerForums.com DogForums.com GoPitbull.com PoodleForum.com
BulldogBreeds.com FishForums.com HavaneseForum.com SpoiledMaltese.com
CatForum.com GermanShepherds.com Labradoodle-dogs.net YorkieForum.com
Chihuahua-People.com RetrieverBreeds.com