Dr. Monfort Says “Yes, In YOUR House ” - Part 3
So, we drop in again as Dr. Monfort continues to explain to Kathy the ins-and-outs of fleas and environmental control. (By now Cutest-dog-in-the-world has curled up in the corner and is taking a nap)
“What” Kathy asks “if I find a bunch of fleas in my house?” “I really had no idea” she whispers.
If the flea trap shows more a couple of fleas floating in the water each morning, it’s time to create a plan of attack.
Dr. Monfort Says “Yes, In YOUR House ” - Part 2 Last column we found Dr. Monfort, patient man that he is, explaining to devoted client, Kathy, owner of the Cutest-dog-in-the-world, why she might still be seeing the occasional flea on Cutest, as well as how she just might have fleas…in the house. Doc discussed treating the yard throughout any weather short of freezing for flea population control. Now it’s time to move on to checking the flea population in Kathy’s house. At any
Dr. Monfort Says “Yes, In YOUR House ” - Part 1 Kathy, the devoted client, (and owner of the cutest-dog-in-the-world) said to Dr. Monfort last week, “Doc, Cutest-dog-in-the-world is itching. She still has fleas even with my use of a world-class flea preventative.” Doc, being a man of few words, said, “You have fleas.” “I DO NOT have fleas.” Kathy replied “That fleastuff isn’t working.” Doc sighed (he does that sometimes), and said “I don’t mean you have fleas. I should have
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