So, I guess March is the beginning of flea season here in Northern California, and I hadn't really had to worry about it much because when we were in San Francisco, our front yard was 15 steps down to the sidewalk, and our backyard was a fire escape. But now that we have yards, and a stray cat we're taking care of, (until we can find him a home) it looks like fleas have found their way to our bunnies. I found one on Jack and another on Bailey. So I called the vet for their recommendations of what product to use, and the dosage for my different sized bunnies, and the cat.
I have treated all three. and the cat according the vets recommendations
But now Jack and Rucy have to be separated for 12 hours. And Jack is not liking it one bit! He is very upset and mad at me. He saw Rucy outside of the pen, and wanted to visit, I opened the pen to pet him only, but wouldn't let him out. Well, he basically gave me the bird as he turned his back to me.
The first thing he does is groom her when he sees her so I can't chance it.
Bailey is depressed because she is not getting her alloted time out. Now that I have to separate all three, their freedom now is divided by three.
Ah well, it's only for 12 hours.
Anyone else ever have flea problems?
I was also given a tip about how to kill the fleas you vacuum up. Get a flea collar, and cut it up, and put a piece inside of the vacuum just before you sweep. Then when you vacuum, the fleas go in, but don't come back out. We have hardwood floors, so I wonder if fleas really stick around much except for on the area rugs. I haven't had any bites, and flea bites really swell up with me. Some sort of allergic reaction, So I don't think they have gotten into the area rugs....yet! But I'm going to be a vacuuming mad woman for the next month.
Though I have advised others and referred people to articles regarding fleas, dealing with fleas on my own animal companions is new to me. Anyone else ever have flea issues?