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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Frustrating Fleas

Today is the letter F in the #atozchallenge.
As we are quickly approaching flea season, I felt it appropriate to touch a little bit on preventatives.
Last summer, I made a huge mistake. I didn't take the time to use any flea prevention methods at all. And then it happened - my house, with 3 Siberian Huskies and 3 cats, got FLEAS!
After going through several different treatments, I found the best thing that worked for me was dawn dish soap baths.

Tip: When using dawn dish soap to bath an animal, always be sure to rinse your pet well. If you don't, the dawn can dry out their skin causing them to itch, and of course making them very uncomfortable.



The easiest thing to do of course is to simply prevent them.
Check this website out for some natural ways to prevent fleas from happening.
Also remember, fleas come from outside. Your yard may be infested with them.
Check out these natural tips on preventing fleas in your yard.


Washing your pets bedding often is super important, not just when you have discovered fleas on them, but washing areas where they sleep can also help prevent them too.

*Fleas are not just a nuisance, they can be a health risk to your pet. {Tweet this!}
So, don't make the same mistake I did, Spring is upon us, and that means the fleas will coming out in full force! Prevent them before they come. You can bet that I won't make the same mistake twice.


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36 comments:

  1. Thanks for the reminder as I am due my flea treatment. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. Excellent advice. Good post for 'F'.

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  4. Yikes! It would be dreadful to get fleas! We do our best to prevent them and hope we never have to deal with them.

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    1. Yes, I made a HUGE mistake. my pets have never had them before, so I suppose I wasn't really too worried about it. Any pet can get them though, so I should have known. I will never make the same mistake.

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  5. Hey...great minds must think alike because I wrote about Flea treatments today too! Although, we have never been infested with fleas. I cannot imagine with 3 Huskies and 3 cats to have fleas! Oh my, you poor thing.
    Oz

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    1. Thanks Gina, yea it was a nightmare I can tell you that much. This was the first time they have ever had them, so I was going crazy trying to get rid of them. My guess is that with every additional animal it just makes it that much harder!

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  6. Chessies are not normally susceptible to fleas thank goodness. We worry about ticks and use a topical because of where they train/hunt.

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  7. Yes, it's that time of year to plan the flea and tick strategy here too! Good links and advice. :)

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    1. Thanks guys, and yep! Definitely that time of year!

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  8. Good advice for everyone!!! Knock on wood, we have never had fleas here. We do get our regular flea and tick treatments. Mom says that must have been a lot of hard work for your Mom to take care of those critters.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

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  9. I hate the thought of flea infestation! We have been lucky in the past, but since we are taking the boys on new trails to explore, we will use a preventative this year.

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    1. I definitely recommend it!!! *Sigh* I know I am!

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  10. Oh how awful! That must not have been fun for anyone in the family. We use preventative all year long since we live in a warm climate. It's interesting that Dawn worked to help get rid of the fleas, good tip! Thanks.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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    1. Yep! I had read about using dawn a while back, and some people swear by it!! Since it is a natual ish choice, I was so glad it worked!

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  11. Hate fleas. I had one cat who had no problem sitting still to be Advantaged. The other was like a dervish every time you brought it out...

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  12. Two years ago, both Sheba and Cricket had fleas. I don't know how the rest of the household avoided it, and we got them under control with apple cider vinegar and lots of baths. Last year we cleaned up our yard and applied cedar oil all around, and we had no issues. I hate using the chemical/pesticide kind of things, but sometimes you do have to. We got a flea/tick tag for Cricket from Only Natural Pet and think that might have helped as well. That's the one thing I don't look forward to with spring's arrival....bugs!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. WOW amazing how the others didn't get them!!!

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  13. Fleas are nasty. Fortunately, we haven't had a problem with them.

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  14. No flea problems for us yet (paws crossed). Thank you for sharing those posts/links to the flea prevention and care tips, they were GREAT! I learned a lot of thing that I never knew I could do to prevent fleas. I will try them first with this weeks baths. Have you tried any of those?

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    1. Yes I have! Not all of them, but going through the battle of fleas I found a lot of that stuff really does work. Plus I always like to choose the natural way if I can help it ;)

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  15. Just the mention of fleas makes me want to scratch!

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  16. Thanks for the reminder, fleas are nasty. I use preventative all year round so I don't get them.

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    1. Yes they are. I haven't been bothered with them before, so yes, I definitely made a big mistake with not preventing!

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