My dog Roxy is on once a month Advantage, the one in the little tubes. I do notice every time I go to my mom's house she gets fleas from being outside for potty breaks even though she's on treatment.
Can she still have fleas even after just being treated for it (i treated her when i got back home) or does she just have irritate skin that causes her to scratch. She scratching through the night and I can sleep with her noise so I have to put her in her cage because it seems as if the scratching keeps her up. I'm not sure what this could be. I also notice what seems to look like dandruff but not a lot of it. I try bathing her once a week but sometimes it ends up being 1 every two weeks with my schedule.
Is there something i can use to help her stop itching so much?
Roxy is a mix breed Rat Terrier. I'm not sure with what but her previous owner told me a Poodle and Chihuahua. (I didn't think so much of a Poodle. The vet told me Rat Terrier. She has medium length hair. As I type she is stratching. I will run to the store after church and see what I can find.
and I have an Oreck vacuum cleaner and I vac everyday to keep any flea out of here. It has a special filter that contains everything. I also take the animals outside in cages and spray 2 times a year.......all the corner & rugs & furniture............air it out and everyone back inside. The pets should be washed 1 time a month...too much washing causes dry skin and I changed to food that has no rice or corn.
Awe too cute! How soon prior to/after after a bath are you applying medicine? Even when you do not see any fleas, is she still itching? If so you may want to consider switching to an organic food, like Nutro, or contacting your vet for allergy testing.
I tried this shampoo that's for itching and dry skin and so far she haven't been itching as much. I'm gonna start using it once a week on her and see how it does. If it continues I'll have to take her to the vet like lele25 suggested.
no it's been pretty much the same. Last time she had this kind of itching was when she the vet said she had flea problems but she's on treatment for it so idk what it could be. after i use that shampoo she's good for a few days then it starts again.
My vet said to me when we were dealing with recurrences of fleas that the fleas build up immunity to the flea meds. Try switching meds.
Also, boiled grapefruits let to seep in water for a few hours is effective at killing fleas. A ph acidity also prohibits them from growing; we bathe our dogs in apple cider vinegar about 70/30 with water, and put a couple tablespoons in their water as well.
but i heard that it isnt necessarily good to bathe dogs too much. they have natural oils on thir skin that their coat needs. and actually bathing them TOO much can irritate their skin and dry it out. if you do bathe her, try a natural/organic oatmeal treatment and you should only bathe a dog once a month. clean the ears weekly as this can make the dog stink more so than their actual fur. hope she gets better :]
That dog is cute and either is a silk or a Yorkie for sure.
As for itching, if there are no other fleas in the home because you have bug bommed then it could be mange (which you will have to ask Vet for medicine shampoo for ) or it could just be allergies. I had a dog I had to have the Vet give him allergy pills (bennadril) to stop the scratching 2 times a year.
I also have a cat that has really dry shin. I put olive oil on a pet comb and brush his hair to get the oil onto the shin. This is a great relief to my cat and usually lasts a while.