Flea is my Middle Name :P
So this is officially war!
Little Booger Butt has SO many fleas! I called the Vet & discussed what to do. They mentioned a pill called Capstar.
So...50$ later and a long trek to Petco we got our paws on Capstar!
Capstar is a flea killing pill! You give you pup one pill and within 30 minutes the fleas start to fall off dead! I gave it to him and then he went in his crate...because...seriously I didn't need angry fleas jumping all over the house!
While Ace was in the crate, I sprayed the house and vacuumed!
Then...when I got him out of his crate about 45 minutes later, there were SOOO many dead fleas in the crate! SO gross!! There were a few still clinging to life...but I killed them! Whew!
Ace then went right into the tub and got a wonderful Flea bath! WITH aloe vera! (for sensitive skin) Ace doesn't really have sensitive skin...he is used to getting bathed weekly (dirty little guy), but I figured the shampoo is probably already harsh enough...
It was pretty nasty....The fleas that did survive were frantic!! I got those little suckers though!! I gave Ace a nice foamy lather and massaged him for a good 5 minutes. When I rinsed, a bunch of dead fleas washed down the drain!! YUCK!
After the bath, to Ace's dismay I picked through his fur...even though he tried to bite me a bunch of times...I don't blame him though...I would bite too if I was infested with fleas....LOL
I found a few that were still alive, but for the most part, they were dead...just latched on! Eeek!
Ace is still itching a bit, but I haven't seen any for now....
I think his skin is just itchy from the bites!
He is due for reapplication of his monthly Revolution spot treatment on the first. I don't want to give it to him now because I feel like it might be TOO much for his body...I don't know how that works really. I like to follow the instructions on the box :)
With the capstar, I can give Ace a pill every 24 hours if they come back or...if they don't I will continue to give him the pills every couple of days to make sure to kill the newly hatched fleas!!
This has been a total nightmare and I am SO exhausted from cleaning everything. I had other plans for tonight, but forget-a-bout-it! I am already in bed watching re-runs of gosh knows what!
Little Ace-Chan sure is a lot of work!!! But I love my little peanut to pieces!
I just hope we can rid ourselves of this flea issue!! At first I was SO grossed out and didn't want to touch them, but I felt SO bad for my little boy, I sucked it up!
He seems a lot happier now after his treatments :)
I'll make sure to keep everyone updated on our progress with the fleas!!
I really appreciated everyones advice on what to do!! It really helped!