Fleas and scabs
What are causes & treatment?





Dr. Brown




Respiratory & Nose

Thank you for reaching out to us. It is important to understand that a pet with a flea allergy or sensitivity doesn't always need to have a flea infestation. One flea bite on your pet is all it takes to start a chain reaction of allergic reactions and skin irritation.

You may try the OTCs from the pharmacy(pet use only) before actually deciding to visit the vet. Please follow the instructions strictly by the product label as some medications are age or weight-dependent. Also, if you are using an applicant instead of oral medication, make sure you apply it on the surface of the skin, not the hair. This is one of the common mistakes done by owners.

One thing you should keep in mind is fleas are very hard to eradicate. That's why vets or owners often say prevention is the best treatment. Due to their life cycle, fleas are challenging to eradicate. The majority of the time, we utilize flea treatments to kill adult fleas, but not all of them are effective at eliminating the eggs, larva, and pupae that they also leave behind. Because you need to control fleas throughout each stage of their life cycle on both the host and the surroundings, getting rid of them is very hard. If the OTCs are not working, you need to visit the clinic for a prescription. It is essential to make a "flea-free" environment once she comes back home after the treatment.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us!

Thank you.