I never had an issue with my indoor animals. I’ve had dogs thet go in and out sll day long. About 30 years ago I dealt with a flea infestation with one dog, it’s ownet insisted his dog was hyper allergic to fleas, he swore he inspected his chihuahua head to toe and she didn’t have a single flea on her. He was...
Best answer: I never had an issue with my indoor animals. I’ve had dogs thet go in and out sll day long. About 30 years ago I dealt with a flea infestation with one dog, it’s ownet insisted his dog was hyper allergic to fleas, he swore he inspected his chihuahua head to toe and she didn’t have a single flea on her. He was right. The darn dog had thousands of fleas on her, she was almost sucked dry, needed an emergency blood transfusion to save he life. All black dog, every time he flipped her on her back to look frfleas they scrambled into the deep thick fur. He wasn’t that bright of a guy.
I ended up having fleas the all the dogs and the one cat we had as a precaution to prevent the house from becoming bug city. I vacuumed twice a day, sprayed the flea bomb, and used flea powder. Did not see a single flea after that. As a precaution I bug bombed the garden (profe cio ally to get rid of all the fleas and the over population of ants.
Have used the preventitive flea oils then the pills since then, never had a single flea in all these years.
If you comb Nd groom your animals on a regular if not daily basis you can prevent a lot of problems. You can feel lumps, cuts, bite,arks, bugs etc on the animal by runn8ng your hands all over their bodies, you also help bond with your pet by grooming them. You don’t think much of it but mutual grooming big in the animal kingdom. Some pets hate it because they were never taught to sit still. But after the first couple weeks my guys will bring me their brushes and lay belly up for me to get to work.
So far over the years I have found and aved my dogs lives from infected bug bites, snake bites, animal bites (infected abscess) tumors, cancer, broken bones, found two wounds from being shot at, one was bb rifle the other was a 22 caliber in the butt, no blood, just a mat of mud and pine needles. I have also prevented matted hair that pull and kill off skin, hide foreign objects in their long and sometimes curley coats.
While it’s time consuming to groom your dog every s8ngle day, it takes less then two minut s to run a pin brush through your stwndsrd poodle, labradoodle, collie or any other long haired dogs coat, main body, back, chest, butt, legs, neck and done, get the big chunks and wind blown mate out instantly for when you groom later that eeek it dowas want take hours but maybe an hour if you do a thorough job. Since you’ve kept up the dog all during thhe week you also prevent the giant flea infestation by finding flea dirt or the ones that would fall out when you do the brushing.
This isn’t just dogs, long haired cats need to be kept up and occasionally bathed so if they ever really need a bath you don’t end up with half your face scratched off. All my cats love being in the shower. Mike isn’t crazy about an all,over wet Beth but loves the rain water feeling instead. Just stands quiet and let’s me rinse, soap, leather and rinse. I started him at 8 weeks old and he now jumps up to the sink when I put his bath mat in it.
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