she is 3 years old and has fleas for 1 year now. cant afford to…

she is 3 years old and has fleas for 1 year now. cant afford to take her to the vets HELPPP

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5 years ago

you need to take her to the vet.  find a way.  sell some stuff, don’t get coffee for a couple of weeks…SOMETHING.  but PLEASE get her to the vet.  she needs a preventative, and she needs to be on it regularly!

Kelly Furgason
5 years ago

Lots of great suggestions,, to add a few things: remove your pets from the home, figure out a way to get flea med from your vet,, ask to buy a single dose at a time of you can’t afford more..also ask for one capstar pill. The capstar will kill live fleas on your pet starting in about 30 min after they take it to provide some immediate relief for your pet. Next apply the topical flea med ….. While your pet is out of the house — in a secure crate or wherever you can temp keep them— bomb the… Read more »

Brian Downie
5 years ago

This can be very frustrating and destructive to the pet, you and the environment.  Another poster on here had a great suggestion- you have to treat the animal as well as the environment.  At your stage, otc flea products may be inferior to what the vet can give you.  I know you said you can’t afford the vet, but this is pretty straight forward so the visit cost should be nominal.  Ask your parents, siblings or significant other to borrow a little money and explain the situation.  Tell them you can’t visit them nor they you until this is cleared. … Read more »

caroline challita
5 years ago

You’ve got alot of great suggestions here from Laura and Brian. Hope you’re finding the help you need for her!

caroline challita
5 years ago

Not sure what happens when fleas reach to the point your are in but logically im sure you need to deflea everything and not just the dog. It’ll come back if everything around him has fleas. 1 year is a long time to leave an animal suffering. Dogs can die from fleas.