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Angry Cross is not the word!!



Hi all. Peaches had her 2nd shot on Friday and had a good check over. All was well and she's now 4lb 4oz. She was checked for all the obvious including those pesky fleas and she was absolutely clear. However this morning, I have found a lone flea on her As she can't go out for a week she has been nowhere except the vets and I'm thinking that must be where she got them from. I'm so angry! You don't expect to take your pet to the vets and come out with fleas!

I can't even call them until tomorrow as our vets is for emergencies only at the weekend and as much as this is a nightmare for me and Peaches I wouldn't want to take up an appointment of a pet that is an actual emergency. I'm going to have to go to our local pets at home today to get her something until I can give those vets a piece of my mind tomorrow.

Any ideas of what I should do would be really helpful
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Don't panic. One flea is not an infestation and you don't have to start setting off bombs in your house or anything. I am not an expert on this but Henry had 3 fleas last year and his groomer used some herbal flea bath and that was that. I didn't make a big deal out of it and I never saw a single one in the house anywhere.

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Hi fancy nancy. Thanks for your reply. I have been to pets at home and got her some frontline. I've also gone a bit mad with the Hoover I was perhaps over reacting this morning but I was just so mad that a place that's supposed to treat your pets can create a problem. I'm hoping they didn't have the chance to lay eggs so fingers crossed. Your Henry is beautiful by the way.
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Just an outsiders point of view... I'm not sure you can get mad at the vet if for some reason your dog picked up a flea there. They can't help it if a dog that comes into their office has fleas. I don't know how they could prevent your dog from getting fleas if she is not protected. It's would be like you taking your kid to the hospital for a broken arm and he got the flu from another person at the hospital.

As much as chemicals stick, I think it's our responsibility to use flea and ticks products to prevent our dogs from picking those things up. If you choose not to use the products you really can't get mad if your dog gets a flea on her. I'm not trying to be mean, but think you could be over reacting just a bit.

So take a deep breath and relax. One fleas is not going to create a problem for you. And now she is protected






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Do you have your Hav on a Anti-Flea preventative? If you think you have them in your house, sprinkle some 10 or 7 Mule Borax Soap into the rug areas. Use a glass jar with holes poked in the top. It does not take much of the Borox, you will have lots of leftover Borax for years to come. I forgot the number on the Borax Soap, it is either a 7 or 10. Get the edges of the carpet too, let the soap sit there.

Fleas are everywhere...don't stress.



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Hi both Linda's No ifung5 I don't think you were being mean. I welcome all opinions. As I said in my previous post I think I over reacted slightly I was just not expecting her to get Fleas from the vets. I thought they'd have a better infection / contamination procedure that's all. I was due to go back to the vets on the 22nd Sept as that's when Peaches was due her next course of flea and worm treatment so I thought she was protected. Upon speaking to a consultant today I was informed that maybe the correct dosage wasn't administered or it wasn't administered properly or she just needs doing every 4 weeks instead of every 6. I'm not sure if we can get borax soap here in the uk but I am going to look now. Thanks both. Kelly

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Hi both Linda's No ifung5 I don't think you were being mean. I welcome all opinions. As I said in my previous post I think I over reacted slightly I was just not expecting her to get Fleas from the vets. I thought they'd have a better infection / contamination procedure that's all. I was due to go back to the vets on the 22nd Sept as that's when Peaches was due her next course of flea and worm treatment so I thought she was protected. Upon speaking to a consultant today I was informed that maybe the correct dosage wasn't administered or it wasn't administered properly or she just needs doing every 4 weeks instead of every 6. I'm not sure if we can get borax soap here in the uk but I am going to look now. Thanks both. Kelly
Sounds like she had some kind of topical treatment for fleas so I think you are fine. I don't know anything about fleas.....thank God!! I bet it would be hard to deal with. I think fleas are all over the place. My 3 have been hiking in the wood since pups. They've walked through high grass etc. I bet fleas jumped on them and even bit them over the years, but I never had a flea problem. They get frontline monthly. Good luck. I'm sure you will be ok





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I'm not sure if we can get borax soap here in the uk but I am going to look now. Thanks both. Kelly
Hullo, Kelly - yes, you can get Borax in the UK; needless to say Amazon uk has it!!

I don't think it's the vet's fault, I really don't; one is advised not to even allow a pre-full-vaccination pup to walk into a veterinary surgery, but to carry it. Dogs come into vets' surgeries with all sorts of illnesses, that's often why they are there. Ditto doctors' surgeries for humans - NEVER touch the magazines!! Perfect vector for disease!!! It's not the doctors' fault, and at least now they've learned to remove the cuddly toys that all the sick little children and babies played with and slobbered over! I honestly think one has to be really careful in these places - if a dog had only just come in, happened to have fleas, and one jumped on to your puppy, no amount of cleaning and anti-contaminating could stop that.
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Thanks Lalla. I have ordered some borax from good old amazon apparently I've just found out due to the weather constantly changing in Britain at the minute the fleas and ticks are rife. I know what you are saying about the vets, its just when I put Peaches down on the consultants table, after a few seconds the vet asked me to lift her back off as she hadn't cleaned it yet. This is what made me think she'd just had an infected animal in there hence Peaches getting them.

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Not cleaning the exam table really would have made me upset, Kelly! What were they thinking of? You could be lucky it was just a flea you picked up - that's shockingly poor practice....
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