[Chat] fleas?

arjay Chat@charlesvillage.info
Mon, 14 Apr 2003 00:06:46 -0400


Chaz-ville,

I just can't believe the time we spend discussing fleas, and cats, and dogs.  
I delete this junk immediately!

What do you think about the Struever 3200 development?

Arjay
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>===== Original Message From Chat@charlesvillage.info =====
>Given the fact that the World Health Organization
>reports between 1,000 and 3,000 cases of bubonic
>plague every year (a handful of them in the U.S.),
>minimizing fleas in the house seems pretty attractive.
>Although the risk of cancer from the chemicals is
>probably more than the risk of getting plague ...
>
>More reasonably, flea and tick treatments minimize the
>risk of your cat getting worms from the fleas, or
>carrying ticks, etc.
>
>
>--- william.schlegel@us.army.mil wrote:
>> From Emily Chalmers:
>>
>> I can't access whatever chat room the query came
>> from or the woman's address. Tell her that flea
>> collars on outside cats are dangerous, as the
>> collars can catch on things and choke the cats.
>> Better but expensive is the Frontline/Advantage flea
>> treatment that you put on the cat's neck. You have
>> to get it from a vet; Hartz has a version, but I
>> have heard negative things about it. Whether she
>> needs the treatment is an open question, but if she
>> is in Baltimore City I would say yes, as the rats
>> carry fleas (that's their function). And some cats
>> are allergic to fleas, so even one bite can cause
>> some misery.
>>
>> Emily
>>
>>
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: Christine Gray <Langwidge@erols.com>
>> Date: Monday, April 7, 2003 12:11 pm
>> Subject: RE: [Chat] fleas?
>>
>> > I bought a 12 pack of Defense at Sam's Club last
>> week.  It is
>> > supposed to be
>> > more effective than Frontline.  I think the cost
>> was $12.
>> >
>> > Christine Gray
>> >
>> > -----Original Message-----
>> > From: Chat-admin@charlesvillage.info
>> > [Chat-admin@charlesvillage.info]On Behalf Of
>> > william.schlegel@us.army.mil
>> > Sent: Sunday, April 06, 2003 11:54 PM
>> > To: Chat@charlesvillage.info
>> > Subject: Re: [Chat] fleas?
>> >
>> > Frontline is excellent, but costs about $10 a dose
>> - I'd ask a vet
>> > aboutusing it on an indoor/outdoor cat.
>> >
>> > Brad
>> >
>> > ----- Original Message -----
>> > From: jdy <jberlin@bcpl.net>
>> > Date: Monday, April 7, 2003 6:37 am
>> > Subject: Re: [Chat] fleas?
>> >
>> > >
>> > > i use frontline, prescribed by my vet, on my 2
>> dogs and cat. knock
>> > > on wood,
>> > > no problems yet. i use 'avon skin so soft' for
>> myself for the pesky
>> > > mosquitoes.
>
>
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