Questions tagged [fleas]

Referring to jumping, blood-sucking, insect parasites known to infest the fur and hair of many pets.

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How can I get rid of fleas without dangerous chemicals?

My cats, dog, and ferrets all have fleas! What is the best way to get rid of them without exposing my pets to dangerous chemicals? Since I have the different animals, it's important to me that if ...
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What are the pet health concerns with using Diatomaceous Earth as an insecticide?

A couple of answers (1 ,2) on flea treatments have suggested the user of Diatomaceous Earth (DE) for flea control. I have heard there are possible health concerns for my pet. Is there any evidence ...
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How accurate does the 30 day span when applying revolution flea treatment need to be?

We treat our house rabbits with Revolution flea and tick treatment the directions say to reapply every 30 days. Life happens and sometime exactly 30 days just does not work, If you use "monthly" ...
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Can my rabbit get fleas from a cat or dog?

We don't treat our rabbits for fleas in the winter because we don't take them out in the winter. Sometimes in the winter we will take them to the pet store or other locations where cats and dogs are ...
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What is an acceptable flea treatment for kittens?

What is the best way to get rid of fleas on a kitten that is too young to use store bought flea medicine?
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Is there any research showing dangers to cats from dried Permethrin?

A sister site has a post Is Permethrin safe for cats after it dries? it has a well referenced answer saying that cats should be kept away from Permethrin before it dries. But there have been some ...
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How to kill ticks on a Rabbit?

Having just learned that my rabbits flea treatment is not effective on most ticks I am wondering what options there are for killing and/or controlling ticks on my pet rabbit. I know there are several ...
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A stray dog has fleas. Any way to help remove them?

There is a stray dog in my area and he has fleas. He scratches the area behind his ears, neck and lower back a lot and he has open wounds now in those areas. He also sometimes bleeds if he over ...
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Would an indoor cat need flea treatments?

I don't have an indoor cat, but my friend has one, and I was wondering if it needs flea treatments. He doesn't give it any, and it seems to be okay, but would giving it a flea treatment(s) be good for ...
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Which is safer - topical or oral flea & tick control?

I have an Australian Labradoodle which has hair instead of fur. I have concern with the topical treatments, as I worry about exposure to others (my family; my wife has allergic reactions to a lot of ...
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How effective is flea and tick spot treatment on dogs with hair?

I have an Australian LabraDoodle (lab, poodle, cocker spaniel, english spaniel, water spaniel) with curly hair (as opposed to fur). It's my understanding that dogs with normal fur produce more oils ...
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Does bleach kill flea eggs?

Context: I'm having an issue with fleas in the apartment. I have three adult cats, which I bathe every 6 weeks more or less. Back 3 months ago, they got fleas from the outside. I used Frontline Plus ...
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Will fleas get back in my home if I wash them down the drain?

I have researched drowning fleas. There is a lot of good data at Can dish soap really be used to kill ticks and fleas? the summary there suggests if you wash fleas away in the yard, your pet well get ...
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Does snow kill fleas?

Our rabbits live indoors, but during the nice months we take them camping and to other outdoor activities. To protect them we give Revolution Flea & Tick during the 6 months of outdoor weather. ...
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How can I be certain my dog's fleas are gone?

I had somewhat of a flea problem in my house within the last week. After I caught it I applied medication (Frontline and Paradyne) to the dog and cats, kept them separate, spread diatomaceous earth, ...
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What are the health risks if my pet has fleas?

Effective flea control on mammalian pets in current society is mostly about applying toxic substances to the pet that will keep killing fleas (and other parasites) over a period of time. Reapply ...
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Fleas in washing machine water exhaust hose and fleas in pipes

[Edit with what actually worked] I found out that the fleas were in the slop sink. Once I scrubbed that daily, my issue was soon a thing of the past. The key for me was to scrub all areas thoroughly ...
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Does Revolution kill ticks?

We have been using Revolution on our house rabbits for years, and I always assumed it killed ticks as well. Recently someone told me it is not effective against ticks. I know it effective against a ...