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    Default June To October Is Flea Season

    This info came up on my FB page, regarding fleas and areas where infestation is being seen, and also how fleas can affect our pets and family, and what treatments are available. I found it interesting and thought is share with you guys.

    Dealing with a Flea Infestation - Infographic



    Along with being a nuisance due to scratching, biting and chewing, fleas can also present some serious health risks to you and your pets.


    Flea allergies can occur in both pets and people. While most victims of flea bites itch for just a minute or two, people and pets with allergies may itch for a day or more from just a single bite. Treatment may require steroids, medicated shampoos and ointments to help soothe the allergic reaction.


    Rodent fleas that take up housing on your dog or cat in the Southwest and southern Rocky Mountain areas of the U.S. may even carry the bubonic plague. With one bite, infected fleas can spread this disease to your pets and your family. Tapeworms can also be spread from pets to people, primarily children, who accidentally ingest an infected flea.


    Two types of the bacteria Rickettsia that can cause typhus can be spread from infected cats to people by the bite of a disease carrying flea or contact with disease infected flea droppings. Cat scratch fever is a serious bacterial infection caused by Bartonella. Most human cases can be directly related to a scratch or bite from a cat carrying the infection. Fleas can spread the disease from cat to cat through bites and may also occasionally spread the infection directly to people via a flea bite.


    With the risk of all of these potentially serious health problems relating to flea infestations, a year-round flea preventative like K9 Advantix is a wise choice. Consult with your veterinarian about flea treatment options and recommendations should a flea infestation occur.
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    My mom was just warning me about this. Thank you Monica so much for every informational thread you put on here. I have learned a lot from everyone you have posted. Just want to let you know they are a great help to a newbie. Cant wait to see your next one.

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    Default Re: June To October Is Flea Season

    Is there a thread that talks about flea medicine in general? I am looking for a good one and my vet keeps telling me TRIFEXIS but no way am I giving that to my Diva. Right now she is on Sentinel for heartworms and I think it also has something for fleas in it. However, I live in Texas and there are fleas most of the year.

    Can anyone direct me to that thread?

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    Default Re: June To October Is Flea Season

    Quote Originally Posted by Valentine215 View Post
    Is there a thread that talks about flea medicine in general? I am looking for a good one and my vet keeps telling me TRIFEXIS but no way am I giving that to my Diva. Right now she is on Sentinel for heartworms and I think it also has something for fleas in it. However, I live in Texas and there are fleas most of the year.

    Can anyone direct me to that thread?
    We have used Sentnel for years and never had a flea on any of my pups or in the house


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    Default Re: June To October Is Flea Season

    We use Sentinal as well and haven't had any issues.

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    Default Re: June To October Is Flea Season

    Just wanted to know if Frontline Plus is ok for Elmo? Thank You.

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    We use Revolution for our guys
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    Default Re: June To October Is Flea Season

    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    We use Revolution for our guys
    Hmmm...have not heard of Revolution before...may have to try it. thanks all!

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    Default Re: June To October Is Flea Season

    We have used Revolution for the past two years, with good results. No fleas or ticks, and no side effects, illness or diarrhea. My vet uses this brand for her bulldog as well. It gets administered once a month between June and November, it comes in a box with 6 vials, you break open the top of the vial, and drop the contents on the skin behind the neck, an between the shoulder blades. The product is easy to use, and is not that expensive, it's about $65 for the box, which is about $10 per month. It may be cheaper in the States.
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