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    red fleas???

    ok I have always thought that fleas were black. Snow has been itching like crazy so I checked her for flea's and found Red fleas!!? She is on frontline and none of the other dogs has fleas. What is going on? Have any of you seen red fleas?

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    fleas full of blood could be red
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingersmom View Post
    fleas full of blood could be red
    thats what I thought.. but these seem different they are slow moving..and they are only in one spot I call it her fleas patch..

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    Light brownish red and smaller?
    Yes.
    In fact they used to be the norm eons ago before the fat black ones took over. At least where I was at the time.

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    why is the frontline not killingthem tho?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taztiff30 View Post
    why is the frontline not killingthem tho?

    Frontline don't work on my little cheyenne. Some dogs it just don't work on. Ask your vet to change you to something else.
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    It sounds more like dog lice. Look at the photos in this link.
    http://images.google.com/images?sour...num=4&ct=title

    You can read about them here.
    http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/articles/caninelice.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luvmyjob View Post
    It sounds more like dog lice. Look at the photos in this link.
    http://images.google.com/images?sour...num=4&ct=title

    You can read about them here.
    http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/articles/caninelice.htm
    thanks for the links ill have to look into it

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    Great links! I've never heard of dog lice. Yucky little things.
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