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Question A question for NYC dwellers: Do you use flea protection?

This may seem like a silly question, but I'm really not sure, since this is my first pup.
I have never needed to use flea protection for my cats in NYC, but they never went outside.

I lived in SF for several years and there it was different. Even my indoor cat was prone to getting fleas.

Are fleas common in NYC?

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I use the monthly flea and tick stuff. My dogs really don't interact with other dogs much but we do go to a training place, the vets, outside, and other places where dogs go. We live in the Metrowest area near Boston.

You DO NOT want fleas in your house. A pain in the butt to get rid of. One of my dogs picked up fleas from somewhere (I suspect Petsmart) but I didn't notice until I saw them on my indoor cat! She has a white tummy making it easy to spot.

Major wigging out occurred. All bed linens boiled. Dogs boiled. Cats boiled. House boraxed to death. The steamer boiled any survivors.

I hate fleas.

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I use the monthly flea and tick stuff. My dogs really don't interact with other dogs much but we do go to a training place, the vets, outside, and other places where dogs go. We live in the Metrowest area near Boston.

You DO NOT want fleas in your house. A pain in the butt to get rid of. One of my dogs picked up fleas from somewhere (I suspect Petsmart) but I didn't notice until I saw them on my indoor cat! She has a white tummy making it easy to spot.

Major wigging out occurred. All bed linens boiled. Dogs boiled. Cats boiled. House boraxed to death. The steamer boiled any survivors.

I hate fleas.
I'm sorry, but you just about made me spit wine all over the keyboard at the mental image of boiling the cats and dogs!!!


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Pam, that was so funny! But, I do agree, wherever you live there is always a chance of picking up a few fleas and having them in your home is no laughing matter. I have a few horror stories about fleas in the house down here but won't go into that........lol Suffice it to say - yes, flea medication IS necessary! We use it all year round in the south.

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I got my horror of fleas when we lived in FL. We lived in an apartment that had fleas in the wall-to-wall carpet. When I boraxed the carpet, you could see the fleas leaping in the air before they died a horrid death in the vacuum cleaner. Thank goodness, I am not a Buddhist. My karma would be really really bad....

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I'm sorry, but you just about made me spit wine all over the keyboard at the mental image of boiling the cats and dogs!!!
That mental image was too much! My sides hurt from laughing! Sorry Pam - I doubt if it was too funny, but your description was priceless!

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Ahhhh! No boiling of the pets, please!

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