My husband just flipped out!

United States
December 12, 2015 11:57am CST
I was on the computer minding my own business when my husband came in and said, "Ruby has fleas!" She had been up in his chair with him and he noticed a flea on his hand...so he ran around the house so I could see the flea! I was shocked, Ruby is 4 years 8 months old and never had a flea, not one. I didn't panic, I called her vet and asked for suggestions. I was told Nexgard is the best but they were out of it. She gave me the name of a vet that has it and they are open all day Saturday. So off to the next town we went. What a nice place, quite nicer than where we go, we might have to switch. Anyway, we got the Nexgard, I only bought one table, which is good for 30 days. We also bought a spray for the chairs she gets in and the carpet. We have mostly hardwood flooring but we do have two large area rugs, and rugs need to be sprayed. That was a $57 trip, but Ruby is worth it. My husband just sprayed our bedroom, Ruby's bed, and two chairs in the living room, the carpet and now he's keeping her busy outside. She can't come back inside until everything is thoroughly dry. We were told due to the warm weather flea season is still bad, well I guess so since this is a first for us. Let's just hope this works and ..... bugs be gone!
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@amadeo (61720)
• United States
12 Dec 15
It is very warm here.People at the beach,top down on the car.very unusual .
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• United States
12 Dec 15
I almost read that as 'people at the beach with tops down'.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
12 Dec 15
@AbbyGreenhill That too, well, almost.
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• United States
12 Dec 15
@cindiowens You're close to the beach lucky you.
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@LadyDuck (147541)
• Switzerland
12 Dec 15
I think that this too warm season is not so good after all, I believe we need a little cold. Good luck for Ruby.
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• United States
12 Dec 15
Thanks, she took her pill so hopefully by tomorrow those 'buggers' will be gone. We should have cold weather starting the end of the week.
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@LadyDuck (147541)
• Switzerland
13 Dec 15
@AbbyGreenhill According to the weatherman, we will not have cold, rain and snow before the second week of January.
• United States
13 Dec 15
@LadyDuck We will go down to low 30's Friday night.
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
12 Dec 15
Bug be gone indeed. Lots of bugs still around because of the warm weather.
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• United States
12 Dec 15
I have never had to deal with fleas before..ugh!
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
12 Dec 15
@AbbyGreenhill Yea yucky. Hope that pill and spray take care of that icky problem
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• United States
12 Dec 15
@fishtiger58 thanks that makes three of us.
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@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
12 Dec 15
it seems late for fleas, but it happens, In a pinch Dawn dishsoap is pet safe and helps kill them too.
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• United States
12 Dec 15
If worse comes to worse we can give her a bath, but I think this will take care of it.
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• Centralia, Missouri
13 Dec 15
@AbbyGreenhill it may take a bit, but it should
@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
12 Dec 15
Was the flea really from Ruby, or was your husband just trying to blame her for his own flea?
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• United States
12 Dec 15
Ha ha, I thought of that also!!
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@louievill (18118)
• Philippines
12 Dec 15
I'm allergic to flea bites, living in the tropics it's really flea as in flea here' i think they breed faster, yes the best way is to destroy the breeding grounds, and give the dog a regular bath, there are also a lot of natural remedies on the net that might be less toxic, have not tried it yet, if they work or work faster than the store bought chemicals
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• United States
12 Dec 15
Well, she had her pill already and I'm not sure she has a bunch of them, she hardly scratches. So hopefully it will be a quick fix.
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@sueznewz2 (9720)
• Alicante, Spain
12 Dec 15
oohh dear..., poor ruby i hope they aren't irritating her too much...., they can be a pain to get rid off.... I hope the medication works soon ..for all of you ...
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• United States
12 Dec 15
She doesn't even scratch, so we had no idea she had any. I think it's just a few and problem we caught it early.
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@sueznewz2 (9720)
• Alicante, Spain
12 Dec 15
@AbbyGreenhill that's good....
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• United States
12 Dec 15
@sueznewz2 Thanks, keeping our fingers crossed.
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@cindiowens (3843)
• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
12 Dec 15
We used to wash our dog with (I know this sounds bad, but it worked) Dawn dish detergent followed by a good doggie conditioner. Never had a flea problem.
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• United States
12 Dec 15
This is a first, but she will stay on Nexguard for her life now. LOL! This dog was in the pool all summer we used to joke if she had fleas they would drown.
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• North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
12 Dec 15
@AbbyGreenhill Living in the country like you do, it is a wonder she has never had any. You must be doing a great job keeping her itch free.
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• United States
12 Dec 15
@cindiowens until now ..LOL....I wonder if she got them at the last vet visit a few weeks ago?
@JudyEv (118942)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Dec 15
I can imagine it is very difficult to keep pets completely free of fleas. Luckily fleas aren't a problem for Herc.
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• United States
13 Dec 15
In the 14 years we've living in TN (2 different dogs) this is a first.
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@JudyEv (118942)
• Bunbury, Australia
13 Dec 15
@AbbyGreenhill I should think you've done really well then not to have had fleas before this.
@paigea (21755)
• Canada
13 Dec 15
That is one nice thing about winter. No fleas and other things.
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• United States
13 Dec 15
If we ever get winter...which we will starting Friday - down to 31 at night.
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@marijuana (579)
• Tel Aviv, Israel
13 Dec 15
I have a friend who keeps complaining of flea bites. She showed me her legs and it was indeed full of red bug bites and it leaves dark marks that takes so long to disappear.
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• United States
13 Dec 15
They are so tiny but powerful.
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@garymarsh6 (13201)
• United Kingdom
13 Dec 15
They have the habit of jumping on them from other animals including birds etc.
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• United States
13 Dec 15
Vet said they are in the ground. We are gong to get stuff to throw on the lawn to take care of that.
@LeaPea2417 (19142)
• Toccoa, Georgia
13 Dec 15
Oh goodness, sorry that happened. It reminds me of the dog I had in childhood who got fleas one time and we had to flea bomb the whole house. We had to stay out of the house for some hours before we could come back in.
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• United States
13 Dec 15
We got a spray and was told to spray rugs, bedding, etc. They've come a long way in ways to rid homes of fleas.
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@SIMPLYD (78118)
• Philippines
12 Dec 15
It's agood thing your husband noticed it or else flease will be around the house .
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• United States
12 Dec 15
They would have taken over...he said it was so tiny.
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@amadeo (61720)
• United States
12 Dec 15
got the wrong respond here.Our Ms.Ruby has her flea and tick every month.There are a lot of good stuff out there to ease this.
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• United States
12 Dec 15
If this works she will stay on it every month.
@sugartoes (39283)
• Greencastle, Indiana
29 Dec 15
you won't believe this but with ALL 8 of my dogs none of them have fleas why?? I have NO IDEA but thank god I don't but with the one Aussie inside she has allergies so she's on the allergy pills from the dollar store cause the vet we took her to saids it wasn't fleas it's allergies so she's on them for the year.
• United States
13 Dec 15
awww poor Ruby getting fleas. Guess it isn't surprising since we haven't had enough cold weather to freeze those little suckers. Hope the Nexgard works