Dog still scratching despite flea medicine
my dog is going crazy. i just put this flea stuff on her and cant get her to stop scratching. i even tried to give her a bath now and it is still not working
By: Erin Broersma El Segundo, CAReplied on 04/19/2011
The flea medication takes time to work, ideally you used a topical flea and tick product of reputable brand name. Frontline, Advantix, or Advantage are some of the best. The bath will wash the topical oil off before it has time to work. You want to avoid a bath a least 2 days before and after applying the medication. Your veterinarian will be able to offer relief if she doesn't stop itching soon, sometimes they need a cortisone injection or something similar to help calm down the itching and allow the flea medication a change to do its job. They can also give themselves secondary skin infections if they are itching for long periods of time. Once the fleas are under control, you will want to continue to use a flea medication for a least 3-4 months to ensure all the flea eggs that may hatch will not cause another flea outbreak down the road. Erin, Vet Tech
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