February 7, 2018 at 2:05 PM #77729
My dog visited a house with a horrible flea infestation. He had been treated with Kanine Advantix 2 about a week before visiting and was only there a few hours but came home scratching. About 5 days later we decided the flea treatment wasn’t enough and gave him a flea bath with ‘Mad About Organics Flea and Tick’ carefully following the instructions. The next day I felt the bath wasn’t thorough enough in his thick fur and gave him another more thorough bath. 3 days after these baths and he’s starting to scratch again.
The house has 3 cats who are all treated with FrontLine but the fleas are definitely in the carpet and the house has been infested for years. It’s not my house so I can’t help them, but I am not bringing my dog over again.
I’m worried about my apartment getting infested and that the baths aren’t enough to help my poor pooch. Right now I’m vacuuming everyday- especially around where my dog likes to hang out- and machine washing in hot water all the sheets and dog towels/bedding. I got a different flea medication from my vet, but it’s too soon to apply. Is there anything else I can be doing to get rid of the fleas and be sure they’re gone?