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Old 01-05-2013, 05:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had Ryleigh at the vet yesterday for her 3rd set of shots. He also gave her a dewormer. Since 4 this morning she has been whining and trying to bite her tail (of course she doesn't have one so this is impossible). Could it be from the dewormer? Any ideas? I'm waiting for the vet to call me back.


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I have her a bath in dawn dishwash detergent (it kills fleas on contact) to make sure it wasn't fleas but she's still doing it.


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Old 01-05-2013, 06:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dish soap - or ANY soap for that matter will NOT kill fleas. They jump off when the dog is wet and will jump back on when the dog is dry. Dish soap is EXTREMELY harsh- and the only thing it will do is dry the dogs skin out. Most likely ur dog is sore from having vaccines. My dog had them two days ago and the bordetella- kennel cough vaccine made her so sore she was limping. Usually the vaccines do sting and are given in the back hip area.


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If you are worried about fleas - I would get frontline and apply it- but wait two days after a bath to apply because they have to be completely dry for it to correctly bind to the hair and skin. As far as the wormer- did the vet do a stool sample check and determine your dog had worms?? Or just deworm during vaccine? If ur dog had worms most likely they would come out in the poop and would not bother their bottom.


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They took a stool sample. Waiting on the results but he did do a dewormer anyone. I don't think it's fleas. When she does get a hold of her backside she is chewing on her tail. I'm wondering if maybe the scar from where they docked the tail is itching. Not sure what's going on. She's playing, eating, drinking, and going potty like normal just stops every now and then to chase her bottom and whimpers.


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The reason I bathed her with dish soap is because the vet said Dawn original dish soap (blue) kills fleas and it was ok to use a tiny amount just to rule out that she is biting because of that. I highly doubt it's fleas. She hasn't been around other dogs and only plays in our home.


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Honestly, I would change vets. No offense. But my mom is a 30 yr practicing Veterinarian and she would never recommend that. I know all vets are different, but there should not be one vet that can't do a simple fecal test in their office in about 10 mins. I'm sorry.


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And they and you can pick up fleas anywhere - you can bring them home from work, the vets office, anywhere. They don't have to go out of your yard to get them. Most likely it isn't fleas but fleas can be carried home a lot of different ways.


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The scar on her nub might be bothering her. Have your vet look at it, it might need to be re-docked. What happens is a piece of bone can be left behind, so every time she sits it irritates her. This is easily fixed with surgery.

Dawn dish detergent is fine to use on a limited basis. It does help drown the fleas on her body and can help reduce the numbers that are present. Just make sure you thoroughly rinse your dog.

It however is not a quick fix and will not get rid of all fleas. If you have them, they are all through out your home. I dont use pesticides but some people do. There are natural ways to help rid fleas from your dog and home They just take a bit longer.
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It doesn't seem to be bothering her anymore. Maybe it was just something irritating her this morning. They already looked at her tail dock and said it all looked really good so I doubt it needs to be redone. I'll keep watching her tonight and tomorrow to see if she does it again but for now she seems ok.


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