I went to visit an old friend yesterday. Literally old too, she's 79, I believe. She has an old JRT that I have known for at least 10 years too - she must be at about 15 now. I used to be the one walking her daily, so the dog adores me. But when she came to greet me I noticed the fleas. I have never, ever, ever seen that many fleas on a dog. Her whole body was totally covered in them, and you could also see all the flea poo everywhere in her white fur. I was shocked and disgusted. I did tell her owner, who said she was about to give her a flea bath. But this is not the first time I have seen lots of fleas on this dog (though never that many). I treated her with flea powder before when she stayed overnight with me and I once bought some Frontline for them because I felt sorry for the dog.
So I know they will not treat her properly. And I want to help the poor thing. She wasn't scratching at all, which I personally thought was quite worrying too. I am willing to pay for the treatment and send it to a neighbour who is a mutual friend of ours so she can administer it.
But how would you go about killing that many fleas? And then make sure they don't come back?