Guest Jacquie Posted July 27, 2008 Share Posted July 27, 2008 We adopted our wonderful greyhound, Duke, in November of 2007. This summer Duke has developed a severe allergy to flea bites and has a couple of nasty hot-spots on his back legs. We have had him to the vet 2 times and were given medications to help with the reaction and possible infection of the spots. As soon as we finished the medication, the hot-spots came back. Our vet doesn't want to keep Duke on any type of maintenance medication. He just tells us that we need to eliminate any exposure to fleas. We are using Frontline Plus every three weeks (vets suggestion) and I brush Duke a couple of times a day and I rarely see a flea. We have our house and back yard treated professionally on a regular basis - unfortunately, we live in a very wooded area in the country. So I don't see any hope of us eliminating fleas completely. We do have an indoor cat that is treated for fleas on a monthly basis. Does anyone have a suggestion on how we can keep Duke's reaction to a minimum? I've used a lot of the itch stop type of products that have the bitter taste, but it doesn't stop Duke from licking. Help - we are desperate! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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