Fleas, fleas, fleas! HELP!
The other day i was playing with our sheltie cosmo. I rolled him over and the inside of his back leg was very raw, and the hair was gone. We called the vet and he said that he was itching so much from fleas that he had been licking and licking and licking which made it raw to the point that it bled. So he's on benadryl which has helped with the itching a little and his leg is getting better.
We didn't have fleas in Oregon because it was much colder. since we moved to texas he's been on monthly flea and tick topical. I put a flea collar on him and it just made them migrate to the back so his leg itched more. Once his leg is completely healed i'll give him a flea bath. I just don't want to over do it. I thought cooler weather would kill the fleas but i think they're all just jumping on him because he's warm. Is there anything i can do to get rid of them? The just won't go away.When i scratch cosmo's back he gets the heebie jeebies and starts itching. i feel so bad for him. My poodle's fine. They seem to like him more.