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Dog Still Scratching After Flea Treatment?

I have a 5 month old puppy and he's been itching like crazy. I tried using a couple of itch relief sprays with no results. Then I bathed him with flea shampoo and gave him flea medicine in pill form.

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The medicine was supposed to work within 30 minutes, but he is still itching. Also, I am covered in little bites now, but I'm not even sure if they're flea bites. What should I do?

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February 4, 20100 found this helpful
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Try neem oil - the super fleas in Melbourne Australia are immune to all the commercial chemical spot on treatments and this is the first alternative I have tried and I'm very impressed. There are neem oil products specifically for pets and its completely non toxic to you and your pet. Good luck.

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June 17, 20180 found this helpful

We're you get neem from

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June 21, 20110 found this helpful
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Please be careful not to use commercial flea products meant for dogs on your cats - they are too strong and will kill the cats. The salt, borax & diatomaceous earth should help with the fleas in the carpets, etc. I always swear by Brewer's Yeast tablets; you can feed them to dogs and cats. One a day per pet is all they need. After a week or so, the yeast makes the pets' blood taste bad to the fleas & the fleas leave the pet & look for something else. One of my cats loved the Brewers Yeast tablet so much she would pick it off the top of her dish of food and eat it first, but if the pet doesn't eat the tablet voluntarily it can be crushed & mixed into the food.

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It's available in vitamin stores or health food stores & also comes as a powder. This was recommended to me by a vet 25 years ago.

Please get a handle on the problem asap, because your pets can become severely anemic and die if they lose too much blood from the flea bites; I learned this the hard way many years ago. If your pets are anemic they might need special supplements, or even a blood transfusion in severe cases. This is an expense you can prevent if you get rid of the fleas quickly and permanently. Good luck in your efforts to get rid of the fleas.

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December 29, 20170 found this helpful

actually, it is safe to use dog products on your cat, when measured for weight. the methoprene in cat products is too strong for dogs; not the other way around.

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I have bought large dog size with fipronil and methoprene and used on my cats for years with no harmful effects.

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June 17, 20180 found this helpful

I have had the back of neck stuff from vets did nothing saw 3 brown fleas but thought they might die I picked 3 out of her coat she hasn't got a lot of coat she is a jack/chi so after 2 weeks I took her back the vets and bought tablet form since she had it she is scratching and biting at her feet and trying to bite her back I have seen black fleas pulled a couple of her n her hair seems to be going on her paws I had her glands done cause she was dragging her self on the carpet but she still doing it I am at my wits end can you help please

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February 4, 20101 found this helpful

First go and wash the puppy in water and dawn, and get the topical stuff off him. Then give him benadryl at the dosage listed here.

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www.walkervalleyvet.com/otc-meds.htm
Then go to the doc and see if you have poison ivy or mites, and call the vets and see if they have mite meds in case it is mites.

Here is the site: www.walkervalleyvet.com/otc-meds.htm

Good luck,

Dawn Kills Everything, Also feed him the highest quality of dog food you can afford...are you sure it is not poison ivy or oak?

I always bathe my animal in dawn when they are in need of killing any kind of bug. If you want put some peroxide in some baby shampoo after the dawn bath. After that I would bathe the dog in dove moisturizer bar and water and dry the little thing off.

The benadryl will stop the allergic reaction, and if you need it you can take it too! robyn

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October 30, 20170 found this helpful

Thank you so much Robyn! That site you provided as well as all of your advice on bathing in Dawn was exactly what we needed for our six animals!

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Three dogs and three cats! :) in all our years we have never had fleas until now. I think it's due to us moving to a new area with more woods nearby. What an experience. Ugh!

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June 17, 20180 found this helpful

We're do i get Dawn from

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June 29, 20180 found this helpful

When recommending Dawn to kill fleas, be sure to lather good n let it stay for 5 min in order to really kill the fleas. Thx for all your great advice

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November 8, 20160 found this helpful

Hi i had pest control come in for flea treatment n took my dog for flea bath but i see him scratching not much . My husband says is normal bc of the bites he had from fleas but im worried the vet said he only had just couple of them n they got rid of them but im going insane.

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Is this normal.

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December 29, 20170 found this helpful

I have researched why my dog kept scratching even after baths and flea drops. Turns out it was her food! If you have no evidence of fleas, please do not continue to bathe and apply flea treatment, that will only dry her skin out more! Try changing her food. If it is a food allergy, you should see improvement in a few days. Corn and wheat are common allergens but it could be anything... You can buy small bags of food for pretty cheap to experiment with. Good luck!

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