If fleas are anything like nits, the itch can hang around for a bit once the infestation's gone because it's an allergic reaction to the saliva. And nit treatments can definitely cause dermatitis.
ETA I'll have a coffee too thanks
Thanks meegsndogs for saying the saliva thing. My daughter and i battled nits 4-6 weeks ago and i was at my wits end. I cant go into details as this is an open forum,but due events in our lives this was ongoing 3-4wks. It was the last treatment she got here in which i kept her here that we finally got rid of them. I wont use a nit comb on her,and went thru her hair strand by strand and also gave myself a treatment when i was so close to shaving my head. Still itched a couple days later and thought i had done something wrong,so the saliva thing explains that lol.
Whoever mentioned about the garlic thing,wow. I have heard that about nits,i never thought of applying that to dogs and cats also. I used to include a bit of garlic in our food each day,it doesnt matter what meal,but just that bit of garlic does work.
Wishing everyone luck with getting rid of flea's. A pup i bought 18 years ago at a breeder was so flea bitten she had a bald head,i gave her a treatment as soon as i got her home. I had only seen her 2wks prior to buying and there was nothing there then,but come time to pick her up and she was a mess. Being a little white fluffy Maltese i was able to go thru her fur and pick them out,squishing them between finger nails in addition to a flea treatment.
Mine walks around the rim of our spa bath and I live for the day that she slips and falls in, lol.
Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.
If you definitely think it is fleas maybe you could try something else? I haven't had much luck with Frontline so use Advantage instead. Capstar is pretty good too (a tablet though)
eta...I also use Sentinel Spectrum for heartworm, but it is also suppose to kill fleas as well after a few months of using it. (or repels them) A different stage than the top spots I think.
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As for the cat issue, just from my experience from having to wash cats at work, I think im happy to let them stay calm and do something else. If your cats are cool with it, then so am I. Its more force washing for the sake of it that I don't like.
Back to the fleas. Lady hasn't been scratching anywhere near the same amount since I posted yesterday, so im very sure its something to do with the shampoo. Some sort of reaction.
Any idea what it could be?
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Have you tried an actual medicated shampoo, not a flea one?
My Cresty gets terribly itchy after he has been shaved and I Use Triocil medicated shampoo, or rub a little Neotopic-H Lotion on the affected areas (vet prescription) It stops the itching and soothes the skin.
Might be worth using that in conjunction with flea preventatives to help calm her skin down.
EDIT - never mind, I can't read - it's getting better whoops!
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