Thursday, January 22, 2009

Dang Fleas !!!

I'm fight a battle agaisnt fleas on my ratties. I don't know where I went wrong. I've been using FrontlinePlus on them but they got fleas anyway. Perhaps it's because I did not adjust the dosage when Eddie gained weight or perhaps because I bought it online instead of a known source. The ratties have been getting bath after bath and a couple nights ago I used a flea bath and there are still fleas! Now I've given them a second dose of Frontline only 3 weeks after the last. I was afraid of overdosing them but they seem OK. Tomorrow I will try the flea bath again. Someone told me to put cornstarch on them. Anyone heard of this?

4 comments:

cindee said...

Oh poor things)-: I hate fleas. I use a flea bath for Jack if he gets them which is not very often. Also a flea dip works well too. The drops work usually also. Check with your local PetCo or Vet and ask what is going on. Maybe we have a new strain of flea? Ewwww I hate to think of that. Good luck and give the rats a pat for me(-: Oh and an extra treat too(-:

Julie said...

I could not get rid of fleas one time, until I put Borax powder on my carpets and furniture! Not on the dog though! I also changed to Revolution. I also used a spray that I just bought at Walgreens after each bath...the fleas would just fall off and it kept them off....can't remember name, but it worked great! Good luck!

Zoya, Patrick, Nora and Stuart said...

Move to Kodiak, AK - no fleas on Kodiak. I know this because once our dogs were itching and Zoya was convinced they had fleas. That is until the vet told us it was impossible. Patrick

spookydragonfly said...

I constantly battle fleas..and ticks..living back in the woods! Let me know if you hear anymore on the cornstarch, that would be a cheap fix! I have seven indoor pets!

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