Thursday, January 10, 2008

Dogs on Thursday -- Flea Edition

After twelve years of dog ownership, you'd think we know how to keep those nasty bugs away from our precious fur balls. You learn something new every day, and in this case, fight a new battle every day. Bucky has been scratching a lot this week, we thought he was having a reaction to a new canned food we tried over the holidays. Last night we found five fleas on Trinket, ha! there is the answer! Funny thing is, it doesn't bother Trinket at all to be a flea warehouse (a vet called him that a long time ago during one of our first rounds of flea war). I think we still have a dose of Advantage left so I might just use it on Bucky. He hasn't needed it for a good long time, but for whatever reason, we are fighting fleas in the winter. Of course we stopped the new food, Bucky is back on kibbles full time. He says he rather liked having salmon every day.

9 comments:

Nichole said...

I wonder where your fleas are coming from in the winter?? We use Frontline and have never --knock on wood-- seen a flea.... :)good luck!

Cindy said...

I'm a big holistic type. Grover wears an ultrasonic device year-round and he has never had fleas. His predecessor, Dylan Thomas, wore one for 8 of his 9 years after a really really bad round of fleas. Good luck.

Gnat said...

I use Frontline and we've never seen fleas until this last month when I forgot to put it on. It's always worked before even when my landlords had a bad flea problem and we did not. Good luck with the flea fight!!

Rhonda said...

No fleas in Phoenix...there's your answer :) Happy DOT!

Sonya said...

Fleas are a nightmare. I take great pleasure in killing them whenever I can.

Paula said...

Advantage is what we use on Elise and the cats here.
It works well for us too.
You would think that the fleas would leave for winter and give us all a break but I guess not.

This has been a weird winter here too.
We had spring Last week and now we are back to a mild winter with a bit of fall mixed in.
:)

Lynn said...

Fleas are horrible creatures!!! I remember using a flea spray on one of my kittens and later learned it was pulled from the shelves due to poisoning the animals!!! Ick! We had to resort to flea collars for a bit. I was SO happy when I was told abt Advantage!! Still my favorite one out there. Here's to winning the war on fleas!!

zelda said...

I feel your pain. We are living it still! And our cat is an indoor cat! Good luck and let me know if you find a magic bullet.

Mindy said...

Fleas are so hard to get rid of. I've never heard of it being a problem in winter, I always associated it with summertime. Good luck.