Thanks to everyone for your help. Under the microscope, the vet said that the 
bugs I brought in have wings and were not fleas but looked very similar.  He 
said that the lump and "dirt" under Spanky's chin was probably acne.  He did a 
blood draw for a full panel/cbc and took a slide of his suspected mast cell 
tumor on his nose so I will post results when I get them. The vet said his 
lymph nodes in the hind legs felt swollen but no other lymph nodes did.  He 
also got an LTCI injection and was a very good patient. 
Stacy and Spanky

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Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 11:35:40 -0700 (PDT)
From: Stacy Zacher <>
Subject: [Felvtalk] Subject:  Help- need advice on fleas
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to everyone for the ideas, I will run them past my vet today and
confirm if he does have fleas or not.? He eats from only stainless
steel or ceramic bowls but could have been bitten by something to cause
the lump under his chin.? So far I've found "natural" flea products
with neem oil, clover oil, thyme oil, rosemary oil, citronella oil,
celery seed oil, eucalyptus oil, cedar oil? (combinations of these).??
I will ask the vet about testing for FIA/Hemobart if he does indeed
have the fleas. 
Hope to be flea free,
Stacy and Spanky

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