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ARGH!! :foxes15: Noticed (and removed ) a few fleas on Zeus yesterday and I'm really stressed about it!! I was working on a project today so couldn't get him to the pet store/vet before closing so they'll both be going to the vet to be deflead in the AM.

The frustrating things about it is Zeus was deflead about two days after we got him and somehow he still picked them up - most likely on a day out with BF to a field as we have checked Isis and haven't seen any on her so are assuming he's just picked them up from outside.

My defleaing plan is as follows:

SUNDAY (TODAY)

- Full home vacuuming and linen wash/change (thanking God that I don't have curtains!!)
-Emptying of hoover (outside)

MONDAY
- Puppy crate/snuggle beds washed
- Spot on treatments for both puppies at vets
- Full home vacuuming (again)

TUESDAY

- Flea bomb
- Full home vacuuming

WEDNESDAY

- Steam clean carpets

THURSDAY

- Flea shampoo bath and flea comb comb through

FRIDAY

- Full home vacuuming


Is that enough? Too much? I'm considering getting them both small flea collars also just for the rest of the time that it's warm but I'm not sure if that's necessary....:confused:
 

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I would skip the flea collars and baths if you are using a spot treatment on them. That is too many chemicals IMO. Treating the dogs and the home should be enough.
 

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I would skip the flea collars and baths if you are using a spot treatment on them. That is too many chemicals IMO. Treating the dogs and the home should be enough.
You're probably right - I just want to make sure they are completely abolished but I don't want to overload them with chemicals...

I have been checking them both constantly since yesterday and I haven't found anymore - Zeus has also almost completely stopped scratching so I'm guessing we caught them early enough. Flea bombs on their way and spot on scheduled - once all of that is done I'll be able to rest easier! :neutral:
 

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I agree with Missy, no need for collars or baths if you use the spot treatment. You probably know this, but just in case the bombs need to be done again in (I think 21 or maybe it's 28? oops I can't remember) to get any eggs that hatch. Also, do you have any yard that needs to be treated?
 

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I agree with Missy, no need for collars or baths if you use the spot treatment. You probably know this, but just in case the bombs need to be done again in (I think 21 or maybe it's 28? oops I can't remember) to get any eggs that hatch. Also, do you have any yard that needs to be treated?
I got a twin pack and will do another round in a few weeks - Thanks for letting me know as I was unaware!!

We have communal gardens and tend to take them out to the park for walk and have never had a problem until he was taken to the field - not sure how/if I can treat communal gardens :?
 

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Well, if they have the spot treatment, and you are treating the environment, and they are on a good diet because I read on the forum somewhere that actually helps with flea control you are doing all you really can do. That should take care of it, and I'm sure you'll be fine. :)
 

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I spent the whole day on Friday dealing with a potential flea nightmare. Found a total of six. I powdered the carpets, vacuumed, washed everything, and gave Toby comfortis. I'll know in a couple weeks, but hopefully I got them all.

Good luck. I hate fleas. There should be a special spot in hell for those sneaky pests.


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I spent the whole day on Friday dealing with a potential flea nightmare. Found a total of six. I powdered the carpets, vacuumed, washed everything, and gave Toby comfortis. I'll know in a couple weeks, but hopefully I got them all.

Good luck. I hate fleas. There should be a special spot in hell for those sneaky pests.


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I feel like there is a special spot in hell for them....however this particular part seems to have a two way escalator LOL!!
 

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Well, if they have the spot treatment, and you are treating the environment, and they are on a good diet because I read on the forum somewhere that actually helps with flea control you are doing all you really can do. That should take care of it, and I'm sure you'll be fine. :)
Yes I also read about diet helping with flea control - It kinda made me feel guilty and like I haven't been giving them good enough food :( I know these things happen but as a dedicated chi mama I really want to know I'm doing the best for them and the whole food thing has really put my head in a spin:confused:
 

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Yes I also read about diet helping with flea control - It kinda made me feel guilty and like I haven't been giving them good enough food :( I know these things happen but as a dedicated chi mama I really want to know I'm doing the best for them and the whole food thing has really put my head in a spin:confused:
Don't feel guilty. I only learned these thing from this forum, and now that you are here you will learn too. I researched food IN DEPTH at the beginning of the year--it is not easy! Good luck, and I know you will be fine because you are a GREAT chi mom!
 

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Don't feel guilty. I only learned these thing from this forum, and now that you are here you will learn too. I researched food IN DEPTH at the beginning of the year--it is not easy! Good luck, and I know you will be fine because you are a GREAT chi mom!
Aww thanks so much!! Its feels great to hear that! I'm slowly learning a bit in regards to food but I know there is sooo much to consider - will have to just start the reading up intently x
 
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