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eaf

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Age:7
Gender:Male
Breed:GSD/Boxer/StBernard/EBT crossbreed
Neutered:Yes
Vaccination History:up to date
Fed On:Arden Grange Senior dry mix
Kept:household pet

grass flea bites

can anyone give me advice on how to ease itching from grass flea bites.
Both dogs are biting and scratching themselves and when i check they have bites in that area

16/8/12

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Martina Stuart

there are no such things as grass fleas in the uk. There are trombiculid mites and various other creepy crawlies but they rarely if ever cause problems.
Fleas come from the house or outbuildings. Produce dried blood (which goes red on cold wet white tissue) and often cause irritation. Check for flea dirt in the debris from brushing well and treat with frontline spot on or i other such reliable flea medication as per the instructions

17/8/12

eaf

i regularly de flea them with frontline spot on once a month and their bedding etc is clean. there are no flea debris or fleas when brushing out their coats and as the are fine coated ive checked through as best i can as well. No fleas just bites on the skin. they all seem to be on their legs and underbellies. Husband and myself are not getting bitten at all in the house like we did when our cat had fleas either ?

Any more help or advice ?

17/8/12

TonyT

We knew of a dog that was allergic to clover in the grass...could they be allergic to something?
I've never heard of grass flea bites either..try also asking on www.dogsey.com

17/8/12

eaf

reading up im wondering if its the a harvest mite, they get walked on a common thats been harvested for hay and its been laying for some time as it kept raining on it. :( think it will have to be a vet visit unless hibiscrub does anygood with mites

17/8/12

markpaulson

Nice share

4/3/17

markpaulson

When my dog faced the itching and hair loss problem, I became tensed, how to overcome the issue. I have used some home as well as chemical remedies, but didn't saw effective result. After that I consulted with Vet and according to his prescription, bought Frontline Plus tablets from http://www.petcarerx.com/frontline-plus-for-dogs/10884 . This tablet showed great result in a day and now my dog is living happily.

4/3/17

sandrataylor

What a shame that there are no Frontline Spoton Tablets as they would be lot easier to give to my dog as he will eat anything I give him but it is a two man job to be able to try and get his long hair parted so that I can get somewhere close to his bare skin and even then I end up with more on his hair than I can get directly onto his skin.

4/3/17

Martina Stuart

Seems the tablets do exist but maybe not in uk brexit or no brexit!

NEXGARD from MERIAL is the only product containing afoxolaner approved so far, only for use on dogs. Indications in the US label include control and prevention of cat fleas (Ctenocephalides felis) and several tick species(Dermacentor variabilis; Ixodes scapularis, Amblyomma americanum) for one month. The EU approval indicates control of fleas (Ctenocephalides felis and C. canis) for at least 5 weeks, and control of tick (Dermacentor reticulatus, Ixodes ricinus, Rhipicephalus sanguineus).

5/3/17

sandrataylor

It seems that they are available in the UK but are prescription only for some reason.

Do you know if they are as good as or better than Frontline Spoton ?

5/3/17

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