Another flea medicine incident- this time my puppy
I am the one that witnessed the other GSD die at the Vets office from Hartz flea shampoo. I've been spreading the word to everyone!!
I have a tick collar on my puppy becuase we get ticks like crazy. The first week I had her, we found 3 ticks and immediately called the vet's office. They had me come in and gave me Preventic... its known for being highly effective. (in a google search i even found it recommended on csesar milan's website- lol) There was an insert in the packaging warning of possible irritation. I watched her and the collar closely for the first month to make sure it wasn't causing a problem.
anyway, recently (two months later) i noticed her scratching around her neck so i adjusted her collars' sizes. She seemed to have grown a lot all of a sudden, so I thought that was the problem (man is she growing...). I went away overseas and left her in my fiance's care while I was gone. When I came back, I found a big rash around her neck in the exact width of the collar and it is very crusty... poor puppy keeps scratching at it, too.
I immedaitely took the collar off but now i'm not sure what to do
#1 about the rash
#2 about preventing ticks
I go hiking a lot and increasingly have been taking her- but we get ticks just in our backyard. I'm waiting to hear back from the vet for his recommendation.
I have her on sentinel for heart worm/ flea prevention. What can I do for ticks? What should I do for her raw crusty skin besides trying to keep her from scratching it. I'm home today so I can watch her but I have to go back to work tomorrow.
These products are so horrible. I am completely disillusioned by them. I don't want to just apply a different, equally as dangerous, product on her... but I want to ensure her well being by keeping her from ticks. She is a "plush coat" so even the most throrough exam sometimes misses things, and its very time consuming to do every single time we go out. But, if thats what i have to do, then I'll do it.
-Sarah owned by my long coat clan:
my first love Gretchen vom Alpenhof (aka Riley)- born 3 Feb 2008
my first boy Garth Vader vom Haus Kohl (aka Vader)- born 2 Nov 2010
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