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My dog spent 3 hours at a friend's house. The next day he had 15 fleas. Could he get that many fleas in 3 hours? It's winter.

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Yes. Don't you give your dog monthly flea control medicine?

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Was thinking the same thing.....but live and learn.
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Hey candybar!
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Hi Amanda! How are you?
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Im doing good! its gonna rain today and we dearly need some rain here.
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Where are you? I'm in North Carolina. It's cloudy, about 56 degrees.
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Down in Oklahoma. Its freezing! Even inside i have goosebumps.
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Fleas do not die unless they are subjected to a hard freeze, and sometimes that is not enough. If the fleas are in the house, they will not experience the hard freeze.

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Three minutes at an infested house is enough.

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Yep. Fleas can live indoors in carpet and upholstery. They probably didn't hatch on him, just jumped from somewhere else.

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Fleas can be anywhere anytime. Even in cold weather. In Florida we have up ad down of temperatures. Flea eggs can nest and then flourish. Monthly flea prevention is key! Is it costly, yes. BUT weigh costs of heart worm infestations, deflea baths at the groomers or if ignored, infections from over scratching. Did you know that 1 (one) flea will bite your dog 420x a day?

My personal preference for treatment is Trifexis. It's a 30 day oral tablet. Kills fleas, Mosquitos and heart worms. The tab will start working with in as early as ten minutes ad after 24 hours completely dead.

An IGR, or insect growth regulator is essential if you use topical. Need to destroy larva!
And the topical, if used, needs to be applied to the pink if the skin. It goes into the pink fatty tissue ad sweat glands to protect. This is a 30 day activity that can't be forgotten. 1 day off and you could have an outbreak again. And the continuous flea shampoo to kill fleas will only aggravate you more plus make the dog even more uncomfortable.

And keep in mind it doesn't matter if your dog is inside or outside pet. Is all the same bubble!!!!

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