I don't even know how to begin to explain today. i'm so frustrated i can't even think, not that I can think much when I'm not.. ugh. I have fibromyalgia, and have been having a really rough week,month.. year.. life? ugh anyway my little dog had a groomers appointment that the groomer had already canceled and rescheduled twice, and i didn't want to wait another week. But I couldn't drive today, My husband is working out of town so he asked his brother to take her in for me. well.. I guess the groomer called my husband at work and told him she was covered in fleas and she was going to flea dip her for an extra $10 and he was in the middle of something so he just said ok!? and I didn't hear about it til it was time to pick her up and his brother stopped by to ask for the extra $10 on his way over. So I was totally freaking out! 1. we try to avoid as many chemicals as possible, especially now with our new bird. 2. how can the little white dog that sleeps with me and is nearly always in my lap or next to me be covered in fleas without me knowing about it or being bitten at all? and lastly.. I know absolutely nothing about "flea dips" which apparently are actually a spray? The only thing I've ever heard about flea dips was several years ago a local farm store did a special free flea dip thing one weekend, and several dogs ended up getting really sick, i think one might have even died. *scary* Needless to say, they've never done that again. Anyway.. I told him I needed to know exactly what they put on her and he went to go get her. And came back with this picture. (hope the picture works.. It says Advantage treatment spray for dogs) Has anyone ever used this or know anything about it? My pup is home now, happy and acting her self, but I'm still freaked out. I kinda feel like maybe i should bath her again? We stopped using monthly flea treatments on our dogs several years ago and have never had any problems with fleas here and while he had gone to pick her up i checked our 2 other dogs, and the cat who thinks hes a dog and not found one flea. We have found a few ticks in the last week, gross but tis the season. And now later found out that His parents dog has been having problems with fleas for months now. poor puppy. So while i was originally thinking maybe our groomer was full of it, I guess its possible she could have picked up enough fleas in their car.. ugh. So maybe i should leave whatever is on her there just in case anything got on her on the way home? I'm worried about any possible fumes? there is a slight smell or something, could jus be whatever shampoo she used too, or possible transfer between her and the bird somehow off clothing/furniture? who knows. and the cat tends to lick her too. and i heard some dog treatments cant be used on cats.. ugh I'm really thinking i need to try to bathe her.. would dog shampoo be enough? i dunno.. sorry this is so long, i think its become more of a rant/vent then a question.. but I know some of you must also have dogs and other pets, what do you use for fleas/ticks? Do you take any special precautions? Should i try to bathe her?