Recently a very good friend of mine had to attend military training out of state, on his way home he had a layover(I am not sure where).While he was out smoking he noticed something moving, at first he thought it was some kind of rodent, but when he got closer he realized it was a dog. The poor little thing has no hair on any place he can reach. He took the pup to a vet as soon as they got back. (By the way flying with a pet is expensive) The vet recommended that we bath “puppy” with the special shampoo I used for my Shar-pei when she chewed off her hair out of anxiety. I have never owned or known anyone who owned either breed. Will the same things that work for my Shar-pei work for this breed? I have always used bacon grease, tuna juice and cooked egg and it has helped for Dashia. If anyone has any information that could help please let us know. As of right now we are planning on letting puppy live with another friend of ours. She has yet to give puppy a name but she wasted on time in spoiling puppy with a new bed, way too many toys, and a wardrobe almost as big as mine. We all just want the best for puppy any help would be appreciated.
if the hair loss is actually from the fleas, once they are gone, the hair will start to grow back. You can use just about any shampoo, and leave it on the dog for about 5mins. Then you have to spray and treat the area. The shampoo will only kill what is on the dog, you have to do some other kind of treatment for the longterm of not getting them back. Good luck, and thanks for taking in the poor baby
WoW! That's quite a shampoo. I always use Dawn dishwashing liquid. Just the plain ole blue Dawn works wonders. If the fleas are that intense, Capstar and Comfortis or some other flea prevention is going to be necessary. Thank goodness this baby was saved! A vet check is probably a good idea as well!
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Did the vet confirm that hair loss is definitely from the fleas? He may also need to check to rule out any other skin conditions i.e. mange.
A good wash in a medicated shampoo is best, followed with some Advantage or other name brand topical flea treatment. Any of the ones that can be bought at the grocery store will not work. Be sure to also treat/wash his bed, furniture, carpets, etc any place he has been will also have some fleas now.
There are many good shampoos that are made to treat skin cinditions such as flea bite dermatitis, that will help to soothe him and condition the skin faster to allow the caot to grow back faster.
The hair loss is from chewing at the fleas, there may also be some type of allergy but the vet wants to get the fleas and inflammation down. The shampoo will help soothe the skin and help calm the itching. Poor puppy has a cone over around his neck to keep him from chewing too. There is a bit work ahead but we will get through this. Puppy still has no real name but he is so energetic considering all he has been through. He loves his bed and all of the toys in their big living room. He is currently confined to the living room to try to keep the fleas from spreading all over the house. So far we are not doing too badly. He has also started eating more this evening then we have seen before. We go back to the vet in a few days; hopefully we will get good news. For right not we are just going to enjoy this little funny boy and his curiosity. He barks at the TV and cannot for the life of him understand the heat vents. I almost wonder if he has ever been in a house loose before. Thank you all for helping us take care of our little guy we are so lucky to have him.
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