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I just returned from a business trip for 10 days and my poor dog is infested with fleas..she has bitting and scratched her skin raw on her hind legs and near the base of her tail...Her skin looks horribly dry, has red blotches all over and her hair looks so thin and frail all near her hind legs.. the first thing I did was give her a good flea bath, treated her with advantix and called a exterminator..Im not too sure what I can do to help with the skin and for her hair..any suggestions...this is what I get for leaving my dog with a sitter!!
 

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Get her capstar tablets from the vet, they kill the fleas on the dog within 24 hours.
 

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OMG that is horrible
Call the vet get her in there
 

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Add sardines and mackerel to her food for the dry skin. An Omega 3-6-9 supplement will also help.
 

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Since you have already use a couple different chemicals on her I wouldn't add anything else for awhile.

You can buy the bug bombs and do the house yourself if you want.

Was the dog being boarded while you were gone? If so then you also need to spray the vehicle that you transported her home in.

If not, then she got the fleas on your property and you need to deal with the outside as well as the inside of the house.
 

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Everything needs to be done THE SAME DAY( the dog, the car, the house and the yard). If not then it is all for nothing. The adult fleas will be back. I say adult because there are larva and eggs in those areas also and they will become adults in a matter of days. I had a GSD who was allergic to fleas so I am very anal when it comes to them. Talk to your vet. You can use Advantix and Sentinal and that will help. Sentinal is a Heartworm med that takes care of the larva and the eggs. good Luck. If you want PM me.
 

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I found Comfortis to be a good product for flea infestation. When Frontline didn't work on the Hooligans this past February, my vet suggested Comfortis, a once-a-month flea pill. Within hours the intense scratching stopped and I didn't see any more fleas crawling all over the poor Hooligans. It took a while to eradicate them all since the new hatchlings popped up for the next few weeks. After that I haven't seen a single flea here. I didn't have to bomb the house or spray the yard.
 
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