07-07-2016, 08:24 PM
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If the poor dog had that much flea dirt on him then I can guarantee that he had fleas and that the cat will also have them.
Is your dog and cats, the ones that you had originally, on any type of flea preventative? If not do they have any signs of fleas? If they are then you shouldn't have to worry about the fleas on the new dog and cat. If they aren't, and you've not noticed any signs of fleas on them, then you could put them on a preventative for a month and then stop after that. The reason for putting them on it is that you don't want the fleas that were imported on the new dog and cat to start an infestation in your apartment and your having to fight that.
For the two new guys I'd go to the vet and ask for a capstar pill, that will kill the fleas that are on them for 24 hours, then I'd put them on a monthly flea preventative for at least a month.
Since you have a mixture of dogs and cats be VERY careful if you decide to use a topical, most of the ones for dogs are highly toxic to cats. If the cat grooms the topical off the dog it can get sick and possibly die. If you use one separate the dogs and cats and give the topical time to dry before letting the animals back together.
As for the larger dark spots on the dog's belly, it may be that the fleas had him biting himself to the point that he caused sores, or it might be something else. I'd take him to the vet and have it checked out just in case.
Last edited by Rain; 07-07-2016 at 08:26 PM.