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Itchy Scabs on my Yorkshire Terrier
dutchfarmgirl posted:
My yorkshire terrier has scabs all over her back, sides, neck, and head. They have been causing her to itch a lot. It started all about two or three weeks after I had her to the groomer. They groomer said she had fleas. The groomer gave her a flea bath and after a few days I gave her a flea bath. After I applied a flea and tick med on her after a week I started to notice scaps. I don't notice her itching so much anymore.
What could be causing the scabs and itching? I had searched for help and all I could find with the symptoms is fleas. But she shouldn't have any more.
jselleck responded:
She may be allergic to flea spit. I've had two cats with just that problem. In fact my Ralphie was so allergic that during the summer we not only had to put a flea collar on him but spot on treatment as well and treat him with neosporin every other day so his sores weren't quite as bad. Hope this helps. Take care and have a nice day.


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