Thursday, April 25, 2019
Tags Posts tagged with "Fleas"

Fleas

Amber-collar-to-fight-fleas

Spike looks debonair wearing his amber flea collar.  We got it at Healing TouchVets in Sherman Oaks. His vet there, Audra MacCorkle, DVM, wears an amber bracelet, as do many of her vet techs and patients.

Baltic amber collars are the latest “thing” in flea control. We aren’t talking about golden globs of transparent resin with insects trapped inside. We’re talking about small, irregular, milky gold and toast brown pebbles. The amber strung on cotton thread and attached to an adjustable leather strap and buckle. Reportedly, the longer the dog wears the collar, the better it works.

0 1675
Dog scratching fleas
Photo credit: © Luzpower | Dreamstime.com

The hotter it gets, the more I worry about fleas. At 70 to 90 degrees, fleas hatch and dogs suffer.

When you have a dog who is generally itchy, scratchy and licky, fleas make life so much more complicated. Fleas are the most common cause of itchiness in a dog. Vets will zoom in on flea control first. Visit after visit last year, I debated with Spike’s vet what to do about his constant paw-licking, rump-chewing and scratching. I was leaning heavily toward allergy testing.

Our vet focused on flea control. We would turn Spike over and, sure enough, a flea or two could be seen. She pointed out that even if Spike had allergies, we’d still have to deal with the fleas.

Random Articles

Coyotes-threaten-dogs

0 2329
"It was horrible, especially the way it happened," said Rianne, her sad brown eyes staring into the distance. Weeks earlier, her small terrier mix had...
Dogs and heat