Ticks and fleas

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Re: Ticks and fleas

Post by mikenz66 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:12 am

seeker242 wrote:
mikenz66 wrote: Again, no-one is advocating letting someone suffer an agonizing death.
I don't know. It doesn't appear that way to me. If a dog and it's living area contracts a serious flea infestation you generally only have two choices. Kill the fleas or let the dog suffer and die an agonizing death. If you say "no you should not kill the fleas", you are by default saying "yes you should let the dog suffer and die an agonizing death".
There may be a way of persuading the fleas to leave the dog without killing them, or getting ants to stay out of your kitchen without killing them, etc. Maybe not so quick and easy...

Of course, sometimes there isn't a viable alternative, and you're back to one of those difficult "lesser of two evils" situations.


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