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Flea season is upon us

I am such a mom that I freaked out the second I found fleas on Sebastian while using the FURminator on him. It was January. It was the dead of winter. We had just been outside, and when I brushed him, these two nasty, legged fleas were on the nape of his neck.

I was worried. After all, I had just put his Frontline on. I was afraid if I put any more on him or if I that he might get sick and die of some flea-killing disease. But I called the vet’s office and I was reassured that, no, my dog was fine, the fleas might have just jumped on my dog and been instantly killed from the Frontline that had already entered his skin, and honestly, since then, I haven’t had any additional flea problems.

But alas, in spite of the snow we had over the weekend, spring is inevitably upon us and I just know those fleas are waiting to be born, to jump on my dog and to jump on the dogs at the dog park. They’re waiting to infiltrate and spread their fleaness all over us.

Should I stick with the Frontline? Should I get him a dog flea collar? Or will that just be too much flea-killing? I totally feel like the dog-parent who calls the vet and freaks out because her dog ate a box of Oreos.

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