By Sara Tan
Jun 01, 2012
Can dogs get mosquito bites?
The greatest and safest flea product I know of is Greenbug for Pets. It is food grade safe, EPA exempt and kills fleas plus eggs and larva on contact. I use it on my doggie every three or four days and it keeps mosquitoes, fleas, ticks, etc. away. I highly recommend it! www.greenbugallnatural.com
don't know where they found this vet...fleas ARE parasites (they get all their nutrition from another living being) and can KILL. severe infestations can cause anemia and death, especially in very young puppies and kittens.
Wellness dog food...most dog allergies are caused by wheat...Wellness is wheat-free...and definitely Comfortis for fleas
OK all you dog lovers out there...it costs a bundle, but....go to a pet shop and buy your dog Wellness dog food...it is wheat-free...my vet told me that most dog allergies are caused by wheat in dog food. I have been buying Sparky this dog food for a year and it helps greatly. I read an article about the contents of dog food and it made me sick to my stomach at what was in it.. As to what flea remedy works...definitely Comfortis...
Reply to cmgt9..... I had the same problem with one of my cats... She had her neck scratched raw, and changing her food to a salmon-based one has worked wonders.....
cats are obligate carnivores. they should get very little carbs in their diets.
There are alot of helpful ideas. Thanks for sharing. I will be trying them.
We bathed our dogs often and found that a tsp of Calgon bath oil dissolved in a coffee cup of warm water (our dogs are about 20#s) used as an after rinse gave them great relief from itching.
Del Kingston-You were referring the bullet between the eyes to be that of yours not an animals, correct? Hopefully the absence of a response will signify that you have assumed room temperature. Butthole!
One word: FRONTLINE.
i disagree..more like Advantix..i heard it was ten times better..just from 2 Vets and staff at petsmart
both frontline and advantix are becoming less effective. i alternate between the two. i also only use when i actually see fleas and rotate treatments between my dogs. that way there is far less exposure for the dogs to the chemicals and i use the least dose needed to kill the fleas. (a vet once told me that when using the "spot" type insecticide, every hair that falls off the dogs is an essentially an insect bomb)
danielesuzy: I am not a vet nor do I claim to be, we had a dog that would not stop scratching. Had her to the vet many times noting seemed to help. Then we heard about dog food with Chicken by-products which can give your dog food allergies. We started buying Lamb and rice without chicken by- products and with-in a month she was not scratching....bathing can also dry out the skin and case more problems, I hope this helps.
Time for a new Vet if yours couldn't readily identify a food allergy. Shame on them!