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~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/20/2011 ( 27 moms have responded )

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Just a reminder, it is spring time! If you do not keep your pets on year round heartworm and flea preventative, now is the time to get them on it!

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Mel - posted on 04/21/2011

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yeah we havent treated the house in ages. We use frontline with our cats and dog, my husband says they cant get it again within the month but seems like they are always there

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/21/2011

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Mel, you gotta treat your house AND the pets to get rid of them. Fleas are a challenge.

Firebird - posted on 04/21/2011

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Oh yea, thanks for the reminder! I've only had him a little more than a year and my mom had to remind me about it last year! lol

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/20/2011

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Frontline is a great topical for fleas and tics! It does not take care of heartworms, that would be Heartgaurd. There are other products, but if you fear tics, Frontline is great!

Sarah - posted on 04/20/2011

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I'm actually really glad you posted this, because I am behind several months in my dog's heartworm pills!! This just reminded me to get that up-to-date! Thank you!

Laura - posted on 04/20/2011

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Yep we'll have to do that although I'm more freaked out about tics than fleas...god I HATE tics. Get the hebee jebee's just thinking about them. Thanks for the reminder :)

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I can not pay for them to treat 5 pets. My landlord is kind of a slum lord..I think the best thing to do is move...LOL

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/20/2011

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I wonder if you could call disease prevention and report them? Or maybe to the town? They do spread disease, I wonder if they could enforce treatment.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/20/2011

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Geesh...tell the landlord about it...maybe since he is the owner he can speak up? Otherwise, keep her on preventative...topical...you will not like this next part....but when you treat the pet...you do treat the home becouse she sheds the hair that has the meds on it, and also her skin. It is not the fasted way to treat the home...but you may need to keep bug bombing also. Not much else that I know of that you could do, except pay them off to get the dog treatment.

Maybe your landlord can approach in a different manor? That sucks Julianne...fleas are hell to get rid of in the first place. Just check your cat regularly for tapeworms, and let your vet know that this is an ongoing flea problem. He eventually may want to take a little blood to make sure Dali is not anemic if it is that severe of a case.

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I have an issue with fleas right now. When i moved into this apartment in November the place was infested and dali caught them. I keep getting rid of them but they come back. The landlord paid for an exterminator because it wasn't my fault they were here. I figured that would take care of the problem but it didn't. They were gone for 2 months but my place was the only one done.
The neighbors have 3 dogs and 2 cats. I went out to check if one of the dogs had any when they were on the leash out back and the poor dog is infested. All behind his ears is scabby from scratching too. I went over and told them about it but they just got pissed off acting like i was saying they were dirty people or something. Any thoughts on what i could do?

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/20/2011

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I am gonna throw out this extra info on cats....dogs can be treated for heartworms, but cats CANNOT! They will die if they get heartworms.



*they can be prevented, not treated. Before not giving your cat preventative, please ask your vet. They will know better for your area if it is a safe risk to take than I will. cats can live a while with heartworms, but have different symptoms than dogs, and can be hard to detect. A simple blood test will show +/- just they act differently and can be tricky to diagnose.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/20/2011

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Julianne, it is not always necessary for cats, but it doesn't hurt. Unless your house is regularly infested with mosquitos or you regularly keep the windows open with out screens, it typically isn't necessary, but like I said..it doesn't hurt. If you treat for fleas already, just use revolution....it covers from ear mites, to intestinal parasites, fleas, and heartworms in cats.

Krista - posted on 04/20/2011

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Yep, northern BC is part of Canada. And yeah, it's colder than a polar bear's nips up there for most of the year.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/20/2011

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LOL, no thanks Nichole, just wanted to get the info out there for people as a reminder.

Lady Heather - posted on 04/20/2011

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Yeah, but not my part of the continent. I'm in northern BC and the vets here don't even bring it up. That map shows the whole country and I find that very hard to believe that it is a huge problem here. I'm quite sure the many vets I've seen over the years would have mentioned it at least once. Down south, yeah. Up here, no. Either all the vets and the SPCA are totally neglectful, or it's not a big issue. I've certainly never heard of any dog having a problem here. Maybe there's been a rare case? I'll go with my vet on this one though.

Lady Heather - posted on 04/20/2011

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We don't have either. :) I tell you, it has been awesome not having to worry about fleas anymore. They were rampant back on the island. When I was little we didn't have all these new-fangled meds and we had to bathe the cats to get rid of them. Not only did it not really work, it also made a very big mess. hehe.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/20/2011

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Here in the states, Mosquitoes pass the Heart worms pretty quickly. That is interesting that you don't have it in South Africa. Thanks for the info.

Desiree - posted on 04/20/2011

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Thanks we don't have heart worm in South africa or if we do it's rare but fleas is another matter, with all the rain we have had this summer they are running of with the house.

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