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10th September 2007, 11:06 AM
Baldrick has the occasional good scratch just like any dog. However, at the moment he is chewing himself a lot, to the point that a (visually) fine area will have the fur pulled out and the skin becomes almost raw.

He did have fleas a few weeks ago, we frontlined him, both cats, and treated the house with the spray our vet supplied. Also we can't see any flea's on him, been no flea dirt on the bed covers (where he sleeps overnight).

We've booked him into the vets, and in the meantime I have a buster collar to help stop him short term (although I dont want to use it if possible - he hates it), but I wondered if anyone had any thoughts?

Many thanks in advance.

11th September 2007, 10:20 AM
Maybe the flea-scrathing left a wound, or its some kind of allergy or maybe o sting (mosquito etc). Don't worry, skin diseases are nothing serious, the vet will tell you.

Cathy Moon
11th September 2007, 12:35 PM
Poor Baldrick - let us know how he gets on at the vet. Flea bites can cause allergic reactions.

12th September 2007, 12:16 PM
Poor little Baldrck. Fleas can also cause dermatitis and even though perhaps the fleas are gone, he may still be suffering skin irritations because of them. As Cathy said, it could also be allergy from them too. Yes, please keep us posted.