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took skeeter to the vet

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skeeter my pet chihuahua thanks you all for your kind advice.i took him to the vet and they give him a shot and the frontline treatment.sevin dust was again suggested but when i told them about the children they suggested the same thing you all did in the blog earlier.try to get something safe that won't hurt kids.they suggested also bombing the room but its hard to get kids out in hot weather and i have no relatives near.my van needs freeon so i can get my cool air running again.lots of things to do on the agenda.....

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konaneComment by konane - June 15, 2006, 10:12 pm
That is the very best and least expensive thing you could have done in the long run since you have babies. Am sure the shot will help Skeeter feel much better, too... after all that's your third 4-legged baby!!!
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LOTTOMIKEComment by LOTTOMIKE - June 15, 2006, 10:27 pm
your right konane.i feel bad because since my babies have been born i just don't play with him as much as i used too......
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Amber88Comment by Amber88 - June 15, 2006, 11:31 pm
One more thing that you can do, since you can't bomb the room. My vet told me this. If the room has carpet (fleas breed in carpet). Vacuum the heck out of it everyday. What I didn't know was that the fleas can escape from your vacuum. So if you have a bagless vacuum, just take the containter outside and empty into a plastic bag and tie it up and pitch it. They will suffocate. If your vacuum has bags (and you don't want to use a fresh bag each day, then each time you vacuum take the bag out, put it in a plastic bag, so they will suffocate and then re-use the bag. I guess what I'm trying to say is don't leave the stuff you just vacuumed up in the house. It worked for me. Good luck! Been there...
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emilygComment by emilyg - June 15, 2006, 11:59 pm
excellent suggestion - i have a bagless stick vaccum - cheap - empty the cup everyday and flush. summer months only
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LOTTOMIKEComment by LOTTOMIKE - June 16, 2006, 12:10 am
thanks emily,konane and amber.he seems to be doing better.we both need the rest after he kept me up all night....

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