An Anxiety and Flea Update

Do you know what doesn't mix? Contamination OCD and FLEAS! That's what! I'm fine. It's fine. Everything is FINE.

An Anxiety and Flea Update
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Monday marked four weeks since we first learned that Aslan had somehow acquired fleas, and let me just say that it has been a loooong four weeks, but we're here and we're alive. Out of the woods yet? Not completely. At least my anxiety won't let me believe that we are anyway.

An Anxiety and Flea

We've finally slowed down our whole-house vacuuming to every two days instead of every single day. Man, for a while I was pretty sure that vacuum had become a permanent extension of my wrist. About two weeks ago I found an essential oil spray called Vet's Best Flea and Tick Spray that seems to be helping. It contains peppermint and clove oil so basically, my entire house smells like toothpaste, which I guess is fine.