I'm gonna be brief as possible. My dog keeps getting fleas on her. Its fucking ridiculous. I know to kinda expect them, but it's like I have to wash her everyday. And if I dont, there will be A LOT on her. I've been keeping them off of her but no sprays or shampoos are helping enough. Any ideas? What do?
I was about to make another recommendation but when you got into shampoo I was like dude what is this nigga doing everyone knows you're supposed to shave the fuck out of a dog when it gets ticks.
Not ticks. Fleas. Plus shes a chihuahua/mutt. She sheds out the ass- no need to shave.
I do that, except for the collar. Been thinking on it.
Any other ideas? I'm desperate so I'll take what I can get.
You can't just do the dog. You have to do the dog and floors. If you have carpet, vacuuming alone isn't enough. Shampoo the carpet - especially in the areas that get little sunlight. If you have hardwood floors, focus on the corners. Once you're done with that, spray everything - keep the dog outside until it dries. Once all of that is done, flea shampoo the dog. I've done this for decades and haven't had an issue - no flea collar necessary.
shampoos sprays and all of that stuff are useless.
you need to give her COMFORTIS (Spinosad), make her swallow that pill and that's it.
100% effective, kills all fleas and won't come back for at least one month
I hear ya. Dont think I hadn't thought about it.
Bet, I'll consider it.
I've done everything but shampoo the carpet. I'm but a college student working on minimum wage. Cant afford one atm
chihuahua's are the worst kind of dog. OP is an faggot (as usual) for owning one. i'm being totally serious. it's like it's not even a dog, just a really annoying cat that sort of barks.
Use a systemic flea treatment. I've cats and dogs and found "spot on" treatments to be the best. Use them regularly as directed. If you miss a treatment you're risking a outbreak in the house.. have to keep on top of it mang.
The shampooing of the carpet is pretty important. It doesn't matter which method you use because in the egg stage, fleas are protected. This is why you shampoo the carpet. The shampoo loosens them from the fabric so they can be sucked up. Otherwise once they hatch they're ready to jump on the dog (or you - they're not really picky).
Flea collars don't work, or at best help slightly.
Sounds like you now have an infestment problem which can be a bit hard to deal with if you don't know what you're doing.
If you have a dog that goes outside you MUST get them proper flea treatment, in this matter brand name matters hugely. The offbrand stuff rarely works or if it does it's not as effective. ALWAYS GET FRONTLINE OR ADVANTAGE (also called advantix). You apply it once a month. Apply it every month (though sometimes you can get by not doing it at winter time).
Also, you know how fleas and eggs in the fabric of your clothing and carpeting and your bedding. Treat the animals AND you must treat the house.
Bug bombs can work, but I find they don't kill the eggs so in about 2 weeks, you have a recurring problem. Get the Raid in a can that you spray directly into the carpeting/bedding. Do every square inch of your carpets, all your bedding, AND all your clothes. Leave to let the fumes disapate for a few hours. Come back and wash the clothing (you don't want to wear anything that has insecticide in it still).
It should fully address the problem, though it may take like 3 cans of Raid depending on how big your apartment/house is.
I'm always shocked at how many people who own pets and don't know how modern flea treatment works (or how to deal with infestation).
Then after that just apply Frontline or Advantage(advantix) once a month and you should never have problems with fleas ever again.
Look man, I agree with you. This was my mom's dog originally. Long story short she got on drugs and no one would take care of her. I took it upon myself. I might be a faggot when I say this, but owning her for so long, I got attached. Hate me but it's True
Funny shit, my guy.
Anyways, thank you for everyone's help. Much appreciated!
it's going to be flea season and there are a shit ton of cats around. Why are those little shit soo hard to kill? like i had one on my leg once and i pressed on it with my finger hard as fuck and it still didn't die.
Do sprays works if i spray on the outside walls of my house? like would that give my house +15 armor against fleas?
1 quart of water
1 CUP of white vinegar
1 CUP of REGULAR dish soap with NO scent. They sell regular and organic ones like that.
You take part of it and use it as dog shampoo, and then you water it down a tiny bit and put it in a spray bottle so you can spray the bed and around the house, and on your dog every couple days.
This gets rid of fleas like a motherfucker
Also remember to not overwash your dog, it will dry out their skin, bath once or twice a month at most, so use the spray bottle in between washes. Just on the coat, like i's back, on its bed and just some spots where it goes.
Good luck, because if this doesn't work you legitimately need professional help to get rid of the fleas where you live probably. But this definitely works, I used it on a big ass Rottweiler too because the fleas were getting him, and he hasn't had fleas in 2 years, and neither did my baby, but he went to doggy heaven last August.
Oh my God, I'm sorry. I couldn't imagine. Thank you again.
Nigga I like being played with roughly so bring it. I'll kiss you goodnight if you dont stop playing with me
Last thing, some people will say baby soap, but baby soap is pretty trash, it's hard to find baby soap that doesn't fucking cause cancer. And dogs get cancer like a motherfucker.
But the regular dish soap with no scent is cheap, and if you have like a Ralph's or a Kroger near you I bought some there for like 2 bucks in a 16oz bottle.
Go to your local vet.
Tell them you.want.COMFORTIS
It's a.pill, you wash.your.dog after the pill.
But treat your yard, your carpets, other animals. Comforts.kills what's on the dog, it doesn't prevent fleas from jumping back on the dog.
It's a monthly pill about 35$
>I've done everything but shampoo the carpet. I'm but a college student working on minimum wage. Cant afford one atm
We had a huge infestation one summer, I would go to a certain section of my home and I would see like 20-30 jump at me in the span of couple of seconds. Daily vacuuming and scrubbing the floors with washing detergent worked great. We tried a lot of stuff until finding out that the cheapest one works best, just dump it into a bucket and start scrubbing.