How do you ensure fleas aren't an issue

asked 2014-11-23 17:33:22 -0600

I do not own a dog or cat but I am interested in being a sitter. How do sitters ensure that fleas are not a concern with incoming pets.

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answered 2014-11-24 12:24:46 -0600

Hi Marilyn,

That's a great question. When I watch a dog, I always do a Meet & Greet with the owner and dog before booking a stay. That would probably be a good time to bring up fleas.

Here is some information about how the Meet & Greet works: https://support.rover.com/hc/en-us/ar...


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answered 2014-11-25 09:37:44 -0600

Their medical records should show that they either purchased or had been given the shots or liquid form for both heart worms and flea and ticks. Leisa

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answered 2015-08-28 10:51:03 -0600

Even if the dogs don't show any signs of fleas and take preventative treatment, a live flea can hitch a ride while you're on a walk. If rover is treated, when the fleas bites rover, the flea will die. To address your question of not having fleas in your home, a couple tips are to do a lot of visual observation and brushing of rover, wash all soft objects (toys, blankets, dog beds) in hot water regularly.

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answered 2015-08-28 11:08:39 -0600

I live in Az. I also keep a mix of apple cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle and clean rags available. Before the dogs come inside, I spray the clean rag with the apple cider vinegar mix and wipe them down. I also have a "pup pool" (toddler wadding pool) with water and a little "apple cider vinegar" in the water for dogs that love water. It repels flies, mosquitoes, fleas and anything else. I will use it to rinse off the small dogs that don't care for splashing but they feel So Great after being rinsed off and massaged towel dried. They will sometimes drink that water over the water bowl outside. It is safe for them to drink. Search "Uses for Apple Cider Vinegar". Just don't get it on your lawn or plants as it will kill it.

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