View Full Version : FLEA INFESTATION!!!

14th January 2007, 10:43 PM
Ugh...So in Florida this year it has been a very dry and warm winter which means the fleas are out and about. We had a really bad flea infestation about a month ago and I think I finally kicked it...treated the yard, vaccuumed like a mad woman and treated the dogs with an extra dose of Frontline Plus (as recomended by my vet).

My poor Wesley chomped his poor butt bald. He has these horid hairless patches on his bum due to chewing the flea bites and I feel soooo bad for him. :( Does any one have any suggestions as to how to help the hair grow back? I currently put Olive Oil in his food to help with his coat and I just purchased a skin spray called "Richard's Organics Incredible Skin Spray"
and it has Oatmeal, tea tree oil, witch hazel, chammomile, and a lot of other natural remedies in it. He seemed to just melt when I rubbed in on his bum, it must have been really soothing.

What else can I do for him?

Cathy Moon
15th January 2007, 12:27 AM
You might want to give him fish oil rather than olive oil, since the omega-3 fatty acids are so good for the skin and coat.

Hope Wesley feels better soon! :hug:

15th January 2007, 12:48 AM
What kind (brand) of fish oil do you use? It would probably be less fatty then the olive oil, I had to cut back because it turned him into a fatty :oops: It has made a difference in his coat though, but I just have to be careful about how much he gets. When I cut back he lost all the added weight.

15th January 2007, 01:05 AM
Arctic Vigour is great for their coats and is very good for their skin. ;D

Denise G.
15th January 2007, 01:55 AM
I use Grizzly Salmon Oil--both my dogs seem to love it and it's really helped my Golden's skin and coat. Here's a link:


It seems to cheaper on this site than others I've visited.

Hope it helps. It's so hard to see them suffer with skin problems.