Fleas, Lice.. my dog problem, pls help!..

puppy - my poor little puppy...
Philippines
August 21, 2007 9:19pm CST
i pity my puppy so much, i think he's itching so much because of this fleas and lice on his body.. i often took him on shower so at least he will feel relieve, but after a minute he start scratching again, and last night i saw he has wounds in his head.. i shampoo him every week but still it doesnt work for him.. should i bring him now to the doctor..?? he lost his playful image since he's been scratching his body.. please help!..
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@silkyt34 (324)
• United States
22 Aug 07
i would say yes take the pup to the vet.. they will give you meds to put on him to get rid of the fleas and you can also get a special shampoo to keep his skin from getting to dry
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• Philippines
22 Aug 07
hey, thanks for the response.. i'd surely bring him to the vet now.. he is my first breed dog for 21 years, i don't want to lose him.. thanks.. and good day!!...
@silkyt34 (324)
• United States
22 Aug 07
garlic is good for dogs too i give it to my dogs.. makes their farts stink a little more..lol btu it does get rid of the fleas.. i also take a bandana and crush garlic pills up in at and put it around my dogs necks instead of flea collars.. those are very bad for your pets
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
thanks again.. i'll try it later.. my dog is under medication right now, he's sick but he's ok.. :) thanks again! happy mylotting!...
@katkat (2378)
• Philippines
22 Aug 07
i have a pet dog too.my vet says that a dog should be bath every other 2 days with anti fleas soap.if your dog have many fleas and shampoo doesnt do any help,you shold bring your dog to a veterinary to have proper medication.they have treatment to kill fleas they called it medicated bath. it will cost you but atleast your dog is free of fleas.also try to clean your dogs cage.
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• Philippines
22 Aug 07
i shampoo my dog with anti flea shampoo once a week because it was written there that we have to use it only once for a week,, but then i think i should take him to the veterinary so at least they could answer my questions.. this is my first time to have a dog, and i love him.. thanks for the response.. this helps.. :)
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
22 Aug 07
Ever since I recently adopted a kitten the family he came from was infested with fleas and unfortunately passed them on to my other cats. What I have been doing is adding a little bit of powdered garlic to there food every day. By getting the garlic into there blood the fleas will taste it and not like it cause they dont like garlic it is like the way a vampire reacts to garlic. I have been doing it for a week now and I am slowly noticing a diffrence in my cats. They are more playfull and scratching less. I dont know what to do for lice you may have to go to your local pet supply store and ask them or take your furbaby to the vet.
• Philippines
22 Aug 07
is it okay for dogs too??
@magikrose (5423)
• United States
22 Aug 07
Yes it is fine for dogs. The thing is you only want to put a little bit in there food enough to see a few sprinkles on each piece of food but too much that they wont eat the food at all.
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
thanks for the advice.. i appreciate that!.. :) i'll try it later.. :)
@ladymel (12)
• United States
22 Aug 07
There are several things you can do to help with fleas. You can use a medication, like Frontline Plus (my favorite out of all of the brands available), you can also try something more natural, like Brewer's Yeast pills. I have heard that those work. Another thing that will help with fleas and mosquitos is Skin so Soft from Avon. You mix it with water and spray on, it keeps the bugs off and conditions the skin.
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
thanks.. i appreciate this... :) i'll try to look for those.. :)
@nikkiwith (1074)
• Australia
22 Aug 07
My cat has fleas and i have spent a lot of money trying to be rid of them but he just gets them back again! so i have just learned to live with them :( The only problem is that they love to bite me too!
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
thanks for dropping by.. :) good day!