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6/4/2010 10:26:05 AM
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I have a mini Poodle, he's about six months old. He has been chewing himself up really bad and his hair is falling out and his skin is sore. I treated his fleas about a week ago with advantage, but on close examination I found a flea?!?! My roommate has cats and they have fleas. What do I do?
6/5/2010 5:29:49 AM
Posts: 1904
Have you had the dog to a vet to confirm that it is fleas, and not a serious allergy? IF the roomates cat has fleas, then give them the ultimatum. Treat their cat for fleas, or they can start to pay the costs of treating your pet for fleas because they are the cause of it.

Serena Galloway
IGCA rescue Colorado

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6/6/2010 12:58:17 PM
Posts: 9
I would say it is an allergy to fleas and a secondary pyoderma. Get meds from your vet.
6/6/2010 12:59:28 PM
Posts: 9
I also agree with Serena! The cat needs to be treated too.
8/3/2010 9:06:36 AM
Posts: 2
I agree with them.
It could also be a skin condition which dogs are prone to.
I would seek vet's assistance.
7/1/2014 10:25:15 PM
Posts: 3
Treating your dog will kill fleas on the dog or fleas that bite your dog, depending on the treatment. That doesn't mean that other fleas might not find your dog, which is why the area needs to be treated to. If there is another animal in the house that is not treated, you will constantly be fighting this battle, as the fleas have a constant feeding source!
7/5/2014 6:17:15 PM
Posts: 16
Any update? Did you lay down the law with your roommate?
7/10/2014 11:40:15 AM
Posts: 2
LOL Yeah, love to know how this story ended!