Nov. 18th, 2013 05:01 pm
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My dog looks like something launched by the Russians in the '50's.


Both dogs got bitten by fleas at a friend's house (where said friend feeds the neighborhood cats). R0ndo just scratched a bit and that was that...Apache is so OCD that she literally licks herself raw in minutes.

I tried a cervical collar (so she could still use the dog door), but after a couple of weeks I gave up: she's just too limber and too determined.

So I tried an inflatable collar...and that didn't work-- though she was able to make herself look particularly pitiful with this thing. She also demonstrated how clever she is by trying to get a puppy-friend of hers to bite the collar off (witnessed by puppy's owner!) It was amazing.

Finally I gave up and put the Cone-O-Shame on her...only to have her be able to work the cone down so she could still lick. Agk.

So I was forced to go to the Ultimate Combo: the inflate-a-collar and the Cone-O-shame. She looks ridiculous.


However, the good new is that for the first time in over a month, the wounds are finally drying out!! Hopefully I can give her a skin treatment to ease any residual itching. Plus more Benedryl.

Date: 2013-11-19 01:18 am (UTC)
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Awww, poor baby. I hate fleas so much. And ticks, bleah. I've heard that some of the flea/tick products out there have stopped working (fleas getting resistant to it.) Of course it only takes one bite for an allergic dog to become very itchy. I hope she feels better soon.

Date: 2013-11-19 07:12 am (UTC)
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Wow.... I don't think I've heard of many more extreme cases.... Glad the healing has begun!

Date: 2013-11-19 01:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Our neighbors feed strays too. Very irresponsible behavior.

Date: 2013-11-19 04:12 pm (UTC)
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I'm terrible but I can't stop laughing because your dog really does look like she's following in Laika's pawsteps ahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahah

Date: 2013-11-20 02:00 am (UTC)
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