Flea Allergy Dermatitis
General information on Flea Allergy Dermatitis
Flea Allergy Dermatitis is skin disease that is caused by flea saliva. Fleas live in areas of moderate temperature and are usually present during the warmer months. When the flea bites the dog, saliva is passed into the skin causing the allergic reaction. Some dogs are more sensitive than others and just one flea can make the dog itchy, aggravated and cause great discomfort.
Symptoms of Flea Allergy Dermatitis
Symptoms of Flea Allergy Dermatitis include scratching, intense itching, chewing and rubbing its body against objects like furniture. Red irritated skin and bald areas where the dog has been chewing can be caused by the allergy.
Treatments for Flea Allergy Dermatitis
Treatment of Flea Allergy Dermatitis will include removal of the fleas. Shampoos and topical medications can be used on the dog for flea removal. Flea larvae and eggs can be present in the carpet or other areas of the house. This will require other measures to remove the fleas from the area. There are shampoos and collars that can be used to help keep the fleas off the dog.
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My dog has had fleas pretty bad the last year or so, and has always shown signs of flea allergies, and i have been giving her Advantage ( according to the label\'s directions) although I am about a month overdue for her next treatment, I havent noticed the fleas, (not even 0ne single flea on her body)but she is still showing symptoms.
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