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Offline Karizma

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« on: January 08, 2006, 08:53:09 pm »
Well as we all know, recently I adopted two dogs.  They sleep in my room at night, and they stay outside for most of the day.

Now a few days ago, I received many "ant bites" all over my body.  I itch like crazy.

So my mother believes I have fleas.  Now normally I would take this seriously, but I'm finding it hilarious, in fact, I think I'm willing to stick through the physical itchy hell just to be able to tell people that I have fleas.

So anyone else have odd furry problems that are just strange, and obscure... that you possibly ENJOY!?

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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2006, 08:59:10 pm »
No....... i dont have any problems of the sort. I was once very alergic to tics though, became quite sick once when i was about 6. Other than that no.
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2006, 09:32:11 pm »
LOL.  nice!  Ive been bitten by fleas, ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes, and redbugs, but Ive never "had" them.  always been able to take a shower and be rid of the litter buggers.

as far as other 'furry' problems go?  I like to growl, snarl, bark, meow, and whicker, but that comes with the territory of being furry. Not really a problem.

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« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2006, 09:54:27 pm »
Well... I am a very hairy person. My mom sometimes says I look like Wolfman :P. I COULD CARE LESS!!

I guess that counts as a furry problem! XD
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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2006, 05:45:49 am »
i'm allergic to most insecticide chemicals, even the mild ones used in flea shampoo so if i did get fleas i'd just have to learn to live with it...

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« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2006, 06:26:08 am »
Karizma- I do hope for both you and your dogs sake that you are treating both them and your house for fleas. As cute as 'I have fleas' may sound they can cause severe health problems for the dogs and the humans in your household.

Fleas are excelent carriers of diseases and can actually cause anemia in heavily infected animals. The bites can cause a host of skin rashes and hair loss as well and lead to severe open sores from the scratching. Many animals wind up at the vets getting cortizone shots over flea bites- at a cost of $30-$50 a office visit, plus the cost of getting rid of the fleas.

Not killing them off early will allow them to lay eggs in your carpeting (if you have it), and even your furnature and bedding, and start a hard to stop cycle of hatching and relaying of eggs. No chemicals avalible commercially or OTC penetrate eggs walls 100%, so there will always be eggs that hatch. By the time you notice that you're getting bit again they've already layed new eggs and the viscous cycle has started over again.

Fleas will not only enter your home on the dogs tho- once they inhabit your yard either due to the dogs or local wildlife they will enter your home on humans as well. They'll hop a ride on your legs and during long pants season you'll never even notice the hitch hikers. When I did pest control (a long time ago) we would stress this point so that people wouldn't bannish thier pets to an outdoor life thinking that they would at least keep the fleas out of the house. It's unnesseccary and won't work, just treat the house and dogs and things will be fine. In extreme cases we would treat the yards with Diazanon but that was more for the homeowners piece of mind than to actually stop the fleas.

 It can take months to fully rid a house of fleas, but for everyones comfort it should be taken seriously.
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« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2006, 10:00:06 am »
Priceless! '<img'>  But Sporty is right. Get that checked if you can.


As far as my own furry problems go...well, I like to bark with my dog and meow with my cat, not caring who is there. ':p'
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« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2006, 11:22:20 am »
Our cats have always given us flea-related problems.  I wonder if that stuff vets prescribe -- you know, the stuff you're supposed to put on the back of the animal's neck and it poisons the fleas -- I wonder if that works on humans too.
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« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2006, 05:51:50 pm »
I didn't think they were fleas really, I got checked though today.  Turns out to be *really big medical phrase* which is supposedly "seasonal" and isn't contageous.  It will last FOUR TO EIGHT WEEKS!  Gaaaah! T_T

Really, this post was just from when my mother suggested it.  None of us have fleas and I'm fine, I'm just going to be itchy like sin for four to eight weeks, but luckily we got a perscription to suppress the rash and itching.  But I still start the conversation about my itching with, "Fleas!"
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« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2006, 01:43:42 am »
wierd :P

Since the topic is about fleas though, might as well keep it going '<img'> When I was 9 we went on vacation for two weeks so we dropped our cocker spaniel off at a kennel. When we came back, the dog wasn't the only thing that went home with us. In the next two weeks we had a massive infestation of the nasty beasts, some even decided they wanted to go to school with me and learn :P Though I have nothing but contempt for them, mosquitos and the rest of their ilk, I do find it fascinating how such a tiny thing can do such much damage.

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« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2006, 02:10:13 am »
Flea collar! '<img'>

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« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2006, 04:21:13 pm »
God leave it to you man to make this topic haha, yeah our house has been infested with them and yes ive had fleas. My hair is thick on my head to those little beasts were making a good home. Yeah I used dog flea shampoo to killem off haha.

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« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2006, 07:40:34 pm »
Never really had a problem with insects biting me...ever actually.

My Mum says it's because they can smell the blood they want and it's not mine. My dad, sister, and brother however, get bitten to feck whenever we're abroad '<img'>

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« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2006, 02:23:22 am »
I had friggin fleas when I was a kid.  Bastards infested the backyard and I could swear they were trying to kill me.  Then again everything is out to get me.  Especially the sun.  It's just sitting out there, waiting.. biding its time -_- .  Anyways on subject, maybe if I wore collars back then I would have gotten a flea collar.   ':p'

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« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2006, 01:02:03 pm »
I have as much hair on my face as I do on my head.

Well, I did, but I shaved last night, and the beard's only 1/4" long now.

Well, not really...
But yeah, I've got enough that I get called everything from Wolfman to Cousin It.
Still, I don't have problems with smaller parasites. Mosquitoes aren't usually that bad to me, but my 8-year-old sister looks like she's got scabies after standing outside for five minutes.

When I go into heavily wooded areas, I'll load-up on the high-concentration bug spray.
This usually implies a whole spray on the cuff of each of my boots, one on the back of my shirt, and usually on the thighs of my pants.

This is usually with the 80% DEET spray, the stuff that's supposed to cause parkinson's disease.
Well, at least I won't get lyme disease...

We've never had problems with fleas, though, surprisingly.
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« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2006, 01:08:01 pm »
Quote (Karizma @ Jan. 08 2006, 6:53 pm)
Well as we all know, recently I adopted two dogs.  They sleep in my room at night, and they stay outside for most of the day.

Now a few days ago, I received many "ant bites" all over my body.  I itch like crazy.

So my mother believes I have fleas.  Now normally I would take this seriously, but I'm finding it hilarious, in fact, I think I'm willing to stick through the physical itchy hell just to be able to tell people that I have fleas.

So anyone else have odd furry problems that are just strange, and obscure... that you possibly ENJOY!?

And those of you who call me wierd, *tips hat and bows* "Thank you!"

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« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2006, 02:13:55 pm »
I had a flea problem in my room once //>.>\\ but I was able to work it out by vacuuming my room a couple of times a day.
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« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2006, 02:33:26 pm »
I am an Equine, I love being around horses but I am SEVERELY allergic to horseflies. Usually when Im bitten it will become infected and ulcerate to the point the last one left a dime size hole in the back of my leg. I definatly dont enjoy it and use precauctions so it doesnt happen.

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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2006, 04:22:07 am »
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Not killing them off early will allow them to lay eggs in your carpeting (if you have it), and even your furnature and bedding, and start a hard to stop cycle of hatching and relaying of eggs. No chemicals avalible commercially or OTC penetrate eggs walls 100%, so there will always be eggs that hatch. By the time you notice that you're getting bit again they've already layed new eggs and the viscous cycle has started over again.

Fleas will not only enter your home on the dogs tho- once they inhabit your yard either due to the dogs or local wildlife they will enter your home on humans as well. They'll hop a ride on your legs and during long pants season you'll never even notice the hitch hikers. When I did pest control (a long time ago) we would stress this point so that people wouldn't bannish thier pets to an outdoor life thinking that they would at least keep the fleas out of the house. It's unnesseccary and won't work, just treat the house and dogs and things will be fine. In extreme cases we would treat the yards with Diazanon but that was more for the homeowners piece of mind than to actually stop the fleas.

It can take months to fully rid a house of fleas, but for everyones comfort it should be taken seriously.


........ thank you for the wonderful images... I live in a house with two cats that get fleas regularly, ':shock:'  and now i will have insectophobia for the rest of my life.... EMOTIONAL SCARRING!!
other than that, hmmm, i can't really say that i have...
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« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2006, 04:07:20 pm »
I got fleas once a long time ago, got them at the beach.  One of the worst experiences of my life was itching everywhere and not being able to do a darn thing about it.

Bah, that was terrible, I itch thinking about it, blech!

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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2006, 01:38:03 pm »
This reminds me of my friend's brother's ex-girlfriend... They did not have animals in their house, but she had fleas... really bad...

The fleas weren't everywhere though...just in her bedroom in the basement and all over her.

OMG, I just brought her back into my mind... What an atrocity! -

But anyway, yeah, she had fleas - a lot of them... And the little suckers don't die.
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« Reply #21 on: February 05, 2006, 08:31:18 pm »
I don't have fleas but I do have wing and tail growth pains which bothers the heck out of me when I have to sit or lay down... I use to get ticks but I took one and completely oblterated it along with some cockroaches and i've never had bug problems since... except for the occasional ant... why do they never learn?
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« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2006, 09:04:38 am »
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I have to agree with that =n-n=
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« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2006, 02:52:17 am »
our dogs had fleas once a few years back.  I was the only living breathing thing in the area that didn't get biten.  Mosquitos tho are a totally diff story.  They love the way I taste or something cuz every time I venture into they're territory I get biten at least 6 to 8 times.  I think I'm allergic to them too,(wouldn't surprize me, I'm allergic to everything) cuz within 10 hours of being bit the bite spot is red and swollen to about the size of a quarter.  Theres not much I can do about it once I'm bit either.  And I can't just stay away from them cuz they love the lakes and I love to fish and live to fish.  Can't not fish.  I've tried. '<img'>

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« Reply #24 on: July 16, 2006, 04:57:30 pm »
okay, thats fine....But once you start scratching your head with your feet...im getting you the advantix.
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