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Flea Harness

Like a flea collar, only more thorough
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I've always wondered how well a flea collar, located around the neck of a larger animal, can possibly affect fleas that infest the hind end of the animal.

Recently I encountered a large dog that had a flea collar AND a lot of fleas. Conclusion: the standard collar-idea is inadequate.

Therefore, I suggest a whole-body harness of straps, all of which are made from flea-collar material. Different sizes of this harness will be required for different animals, of course, unless you want to include a rather lot of adjustment points.

Your pet horse, after getting used to this harness, might appreciate it.

Vernon, Nov 07 2012

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       It's a great idea if you can make it strong enough. Today's flea collars aren't made for structural durability.
Voice, Nov 07 2012
  

       Well, perhaps this harness should be thought of something more like something to wear, than something to actually control the animal, or to carry a significant load.
Vernon, Nov 07 2012
  

       While I've strapped a great many things on to my horses, I've never had one that had fleas. (Research) apparently they can get them but it's not common.
normzone, Nov 07 2012
  

       It's difficult getting even a collar on fleas- a harness would be very difficult indeed. All those wriggling legs …
8th of 7, Nov 07 2012
  

       //Recently I encountered a large dog that had a flea collar AND a lot of fleas.//   

       The most common cause of that is a failure to replace the collar on a regular basis.
MechE, Nov 07 2012
  

       // I've always wondered how well a flea collar, located around the neck of a larger animal, can possibly affect fleas that infest the hind end of the animal. //   

       It can't. Flea collars are an outmoded and wasteful method of treatment that were largely ineffective even in their heyday. Modern monthly-dose topical treatments are the most effective flea/parasite prevention products ever developed (with the conditional exception of DDT).   

       This Idea is an inspired improvement to a useless device, so it wins my appreciation, but not my bun. I do hope you understand.
Alterother, Nov 07 2012
  
      
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