Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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Roki has flea allergy dermatitis. And no kidding - it take just one flea to make him miserable. He got one ten days ago. Since he is protected with spot-on Prac-tik the flea was operating just on his chin and was barely alive when I found it. Result - ten large scabs and a lot of itching. Wonderworking stuff for him is Virbac Pyoderm shampoo (active substance is chlorhexadine). i sprayed him with warm water, put the shampoo on and leave it on him for 15 minutes and finally rinsed him. With one washing scabc are completely gone and skin is healing perfectly.
The black spots you said look like tatoo is hypepigmentation which is result of skin inflamation. Those will go away, but it takes time.
When you got her she had fleas. Have you treated your house for fleas? Sometimes flea eggs can survive very long time in carpets, on furniture, curtains, in beds.... waiting fore perfect conditions to hatch. Those perfect conditions are humidity and heat (warm weather, but home heating too). If you havent done anything to eradicate possible flea infestation before, you can start now. Best thing is to hire professionals that do the whole house in not more than two hours. If you want to do it yourself first step is to start with vacum cleaner. Vacum all surfaces, carpets, furniture... and throw away the contents od vac clenaer as soon as you finish. For floor surfaces and furniture I also use steam cleaner. Wash all curtains, all textile stuf that can be washed (fleas drown in warm soapy water). I also used same kind of natural insecticide for one "monster carpet" and some other things. Geranium essential oil is the best flea repelent. I make spray - put couple od tbs. od alcohol in spray bottle, add 15-20 drops of geranium oil, shake it well and fill bottle with water. You can also add some drops od lavander oil, cedar oil... i use this spray all over my appartement, especially on places where Roki spends a lot of time. The smell is nice,fresh and relaxing and you will enjoy it as well.
The best and the most effective spot on for fleas is Revolution because it kills adult flea as well as eggs anf larvae.
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