To be completely honest, I've struggled over whether or not to write about this. Because I feel like a bad pet mommy. And I feel like a flea epidemic in my home makes me sound...dirty, I guess. But I'm not. My pets are clean, my house is clean [enough]. The problem is, Frontline simply doesn't work like it used to.
Of course, I called Frontline and they explained that their product was too working. But I just don't understand how I've applied the stuff every.single.month. for years and years now, on all sorts of pets, and only now do I suddenly have a problem. A big problem. My poor babies are itchy and uncomfortable and I hate it.
The vet's office can't guarantee that garlic - being a member of the onion family and onions being toxic to dogs - is safe, though many people swear by it.
We spent our one year wedding anniversary scouring the house and spraying Sentry everywhere. Steve cut the lawn to the quick and sprayed it down with the Sentry yard spray, as well. We bathed the dogs with Dawn dish soap - only to find out that not only does Dawn kill fleas, but it washes away any and all traces of whatever flea medicine they've been on. Nice to know. We even steeped a bunch of lemons in water and have been misting the dogs with it twice a day because it is supposed to repel fleas...but it doesn't appear to be doing anything of the sort.
Combing for fleas (and dumping the ones I find into a glass of water, which is then flushed down the toilet) helps for an hour, but soon enough the little buggers (excuse the pun) are attacking again. A flea dip at the end of July didn't do anything at all. And because of our cats we are limited on the types of flea meds we can use...i.e. the vet warned against switching to Advantix because it's extremely toxic to cats.
This has been my week upon returning from Europe. UGH.