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Rick Swinger Passes Out Flea Collars for Dogs on 3rd Because of Fleas Rats Have


(Photo courtesy of Rick Swinger.)

(14 July 2019) Rick Swinger buys and passes out flea collars for all the dogs on 3rd. Along with the flea collars he gives out a flyer showing the rat holes next to the fence on the west side of the street. So far he has passed out more than two dozen collars.

Comments (6)

  1. Bonehead Bonin

    The two look like the usual model citizens Bonin and Garcetti celebrate as our “homeless neighbors”. Poor dog, had to end up with bums.

  2. Rick Swinger

    2019 7/14 3PM 3rd Ave and Rose. These young kids are unknowing camping next to dozens of rodent burrows and their fleas! C3 and the Saint Joseph Center doesn’t want to talk about that!

  3. Rick Swinger

    Mark Miller I also pass out pictures of where the rodent burrows are for these kids are not aware what they are camping next too.

  4. Rick Swinger

    Mark Miller Thats not true. Flea Collars do kill fleas. Here is a little info about flea collars. I got at https://www.medicanimal.com/7-FAQs-about-flea-and-tick-collars-for-dogs/a/ART111517 How do dog flea collars work?

    The cheaper, older style collars usually work by emitting the toxin as a gas, so they will only kill fleas in close proximity to the collar. The newer collars contain flea and tick repellent chemicals that are continuously released from the flea collar and spread over the pet in the natural oils of the hair, coat and skin. These flea killing chemicals then adhere to the hair and skin and provide continuous protection.

    There is a range of different flea collars for dogs available of variable effectiveness. The older types of collar contain organophosphates, which can cause toxic reactions in dogs, cats, and possibly people if exposure is prolonged. Permethrin collars are also popular and cheap but can be very harmful to cats. Newer collars tend to be more effective and safer, however, most are only available with a prescription from the vet. Any flea collar can also be problematic if there are other dogs in the household and they lick or chew each other’s collars.

  5. Mark Miller

    A flea collar doesn’t kill any fleas. It just makes them jump off the dog. If Rick really wants to help he should pay for all of those dogs to get a dose of Vantage or Advantage. Anyhow its called something like that.

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