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Fleas on other dogs

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Kakite, Sep 15, 2020 at 12:41 AM.


  1. Kakite

    Kakite PetForums VIP

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    Hey everyone

    so I have a friend that lives on a farm and despite her treating her dogs for fleas, they still seem to get them. Since I’ve noticed that, I have stopped taking nova when I visit. She does get treated monthly but I just don’t want her to get fleas. When our cat was a kitten and we rescued her she was riddled with fleas and to get rid of them on her and the house and basically ourselves (poor husband was covered in bites), was a real nightmare.

    Would nova be able to get fleas even though she is treated herself? She is on nexgard spectra monthly tablets.
     
  2. Boxer123

    Boxer123 PetForums VIP

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    I hate fleas to be honest I wouldn’t risk it once they are in they are in your house they are in.
     
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    Kakite PetForums VIP

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    yeah I think I won’t risk it.
     
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    I think the way most monthly treatments work is that it kills the fleas when they bite your dog... so don’t actually repel them just kills them before they can become a problem. So I guess she could still get fleas on her! But you probably wouldn’t see many if any if they die straight away!
     
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    Sarah H Grand Empress of the Universe

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    You can get natural bug repellent stuff to spray on her before you go out, but if they have always got fleas I'd probably not risk it.
     
  6. lorilu

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    I agree with the others. Would not knowingly expose any pet, treated or not, to another animal or place known to harbor fleas.
     
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    but don’t dogs pick fleas up from long grass, fields etc??

    I’d probably take mine over because she’s treated and check her when we leave. If she got the fleas then, bath, comb etc and don’t take her over there again.

    is this a close friend that you can be straight with? If it’s stopping you from taking your dog over just tell them the truth, something needs to be done about the flea problem so our dogs can play.
     
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    Sure but a healthy animal can fight off a flea or two picked up in the grass.

    Taking your dog to a place known to be infested with fleas is another story.
     
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    Maybe it’s worth asking what flea treatment your friend uses - some just don’t work.

    Also mention the sprays that can be used on the house, dog beds, etc. as well as constant vacuuming to break the breeding cycle - diplomatically, of course ;)
     
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    She’s a close friend and she knows why I’m not taking Nova. I have asked her and she uses flea baths (can’t remember the brand now) and spot on treatments. She just thinks it’s normal for dogs on a farm to always have a few fleas.
     
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