Have you tried a different dog food? Or maybe a small portion of wet dog food? If it will eat some wet food, maybe mix alittle in with the dry. Has it been thoroughly examined by a vet-any medical or health related issues? Here are a couple of links.
I've recently found out that my cat, 10yrs old, has fleas for the 1st time. Does giving her a bath in Dawn Soap truly help with killing the fleas? I have used Frontline Plus 4 days ago, gone through her/the entire house, dry cleaned and wash items I could, used Knockout area treatment on carpet and furniture. Unfortunately I missed putting the Frontline Plus between her shoulder blades and got it on the back of her lower neck. Will the Frontline Plus still be effective being placed there? The instructions say not to re-apply for 30 days.
I wonder if this Thundershirt would also help, as you suggested, with pets that are sensitive to most other louder noises like vacuums, air hose, gun shots, tractors, lawn mowers, etc.... Let me know what you find out. My DD has gotton a Fox Red Lab pup who is very terrified of louder noises. I'll have to ask the vet about this.View Thread
Thanx to all of you for your help! I looked her over the best I could and I didn't see any active fleas. The vet also gave me Capstar Blue tablets to give her, 1 the 1st day, then 48 hrs later the other 1. So I feel pretty good that she feels better. I'm concerned with it continuing and how to keep it under control.
As for the tapeworm Q, she goes into the vet this week Fri, and her and I are very close and cuddly. She sits on my lap alot, sleeps with me very close to my face and I sleep with my mouth open. Plus the chair that she sits in I sit in as well and place my soda on the floor very near this chair. Not to mention she loves kisses. My stomach has been upset alot and my stool has been soft. I thought it was just my diet so I adjusted that and no improvement.
The ACV sounds like a great idea especially since the Knockout area treatment from the vet is so expensive. You mentioned 'Real' ACV, is there anything specific i should look for on the label when I purchase it in the store? Would you suggest it's okay to use on my fabric vertical blinds? I don't think she will drink her water if I put ACV in it.
Have any of you heard that putting a cut up flea collar in the vacuum cleaner bag will kill fleas that are vacuumed up? That was another suggestion I received. I can't see anyway that I can clean as deeply as I did for 3 months let alone 5 if it is worse than I think. The dry cleaning alone was $111.00 (pillows, comforters), all in all I have spent around $280.00. Other than vacuuming, sweeping/mopping and using the ACV spray often what other cleaning steps would any of you suggest? I can't continue to keep the house hospital clean like I did at the onset of this issue. My back won't allow me.
Thanx again for all of your helpful suggestions.View Thread
Forgot to mention that the area on her lower back is not bothering her much. I have been to the vet for the area treatment, Frontline Plus and instructions. Instruction say I should not have any further 'biting' fleas, yet I do.
Also, I've read that fleas can produce tapeworm. Can that be passed to humans?View Thread