Gosh Darn Fleas

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Registered: 08-21-2002
Gosh Darn Fleas
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Wed, 08-29-2012 - 2:06am

Oh my goodness the fleas have just been horrible the last month.:smileyfrustrated: In the 3-1/2 years I have had "Lelu" I have never had a flea problem this bad before.  I took her into the vet today to get a couple of her annual shots and to get some Revolution. The vet even said this has been the worst year for fleas that they have seen in a long time.  I have washed ALL the blankets in the house, all of my bedding and her bedding. I am going to be flea bombing the house tomorrow and then I am going to sprinkling borax on the carpets and the couches after the flea bomb.  It doesn't help that "Lelu" is highly allergic to flea's (along with her 18 other allergies)  She has been scratching so bad that she is just covered in scabs. I forgot that I have an epi-shampoo that I can give her a bath in. And today at the vet I picked up a lotion that also has some epi and cortisone in to that I can put in her after her bath.  The vet also said I can increase her allgery shots from once a month to every two weeks from the next couple of months. I am also giving her benedryl three times a day. Poor little girl. But we are going to get through this.

Anyone else having fleas right now??

Anne
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-21-2002
Wed, 08-29-2012 - 12:14pm

Oh the heat rash doesn't sound like it would be that much fun either. I am glad here in Washington State we don't get but a week or so of really hot temps.

I love the name "Cleo." That is "Lelu's" mama's name.

Anne
Community Leader
Registered: 11-21-2001
Wed, 08-29-2012 - 10:54am

Cleo was actually scratching more than normal a month or so ago and I checked for fleas.  But after further investigation it seems as if she had a heat rash.  I washed her with oatmeal shampoo and kept putting baby power on the inside of her legs and belly area.  That seemed to help a lot.

Thankfully I've never had an issue with fleas....but that doesn't mean it can't happen.  The weather has been so crazy in most of the country this past year that it is affecting "everything"....animals, wildlife, flowers, etc.

Poor {{{Lelu}}}....I hope she's better soon.

Laura