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Fleas this year.........are they bad or what????

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I took my 2 house cats into the vet today....my younger one has been scratching his ears, face, head and then I see him flinching his skin on his body, like he is getting bit by something. He also takes off when this happens and runs real fast. I am not seeing any flea.mite dirt in his ears or fleas running around in his hair.........

Now I know fleas *can* live in the carpet and the vet today said that *I* may have brought a flea(s) in on my shoes when I mowed the grass (tracking grass cuttings in possibly)......the vet says cats will act like something is "after" them when a flea bites, they will act like they are trying to get away.......

The vet had me go to Pet Supermarket to pick up some "Advantage"......a 4 pack (because I will treat both cats) is 39.99!! ugh!!! (where can I buy stock in the Bayer company?? sheeesh!!)

I took the younger cat's collar off and applied a tube of it to the back of his neck......rubbed it in real good, and he took off and hid under the couch for 2 hours because he was so upset with me, and it does not smell real good.

It is looking like he is not flinching with his skin, scratching his ears and face, and not doing his little bursts of speed like something is biting him.

The vet says she thinks this may be it......she says indoor cats only need ONE flea to bite them because they are NOT used to them, and are overly sensitive to them.

My vet also said this year is one of the WORST flea years she has seen here in the south......humidity and heat is why she says.

Anyone else have an indoor cat who acted like they were getting bit?? Your experiences??

Dog owners.......are you guys seeing your buddies scratch alot this year?? Are fleas bad where you live???
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I have two dogs and I have yet to have any issues with fleas. I use Frontline by Top Spot. I apply it once a month.

I have my dogs out in heavily wooded areas about 3-4 times a day and they have not yet had fleas or have I ever found any ticks on them. I have actually found 2 ticks on me this year once I got home from walking them. I suggest checking out "petscriptions.com" as I found them to have the Frontline the cheapest. I didn't think it would work but after finding ticks on myself and not the dogs, I will keep using it. Sorry, but I have no experience with kitties. Good luck with your pets.
 
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