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Old 12-16-2012, 07:58 PM   #371
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Poor Teddy. He went to the groomer's Friday, and today he is running a fever. It is the flea shampoo. He just doen't handle it very well.

Teddy as a puppy before he ever got his first haircut.
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Teddy today with his cut last Friday
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Teddy today in his raincoast. It has a hood that he hates!
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:14 AM   #372
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Addie, get some Frontline (or a similar product) and ask your groomer to use a different shampoo. This time of year you shouldn't even need flea shampoo. There are gentle dog shampoos out there, it shouldn't make your pup sick!
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:49 AM   #373
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Addie, get some Frontline (or a similar product) and ask your groomer to use a different shampoo. This time of year you shouldn't even need flea shampoo. There are gentle dog shampoos out there, it shouldn't make your pup sick!
Spike is going to speak to her next month when he takes Teddy again. He uses Fromtline or something akin. Teddy also had a toenail that was growing staight up instead of out or downward. She pulled it out. There was some bleeding and she put some antibacterial ointment on it. That really has me worried. I think that is something the Vet shoould do. Not a groomer. This month was not a good trip to the groomers.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:34 PM   #374
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If he doesn't have fleas, I would have no idea why a flea shampoo would be used. I would probably check on getting another groomer...also, Frontline/Advantage or similar products break the lifecycle of the flea. When a dog has a flea infestation, 2 treatments, 30 days apart, usually take care of the problem, although in some cases the dog needs to be treated for 6 months. The products include instructions not to bath the dog xx hours (I think it is 48) after applying and not to apply until xx hours (again, I think it is 48) after bathing the dog. It is topical and is absorbed over time through the skin.

How is he today? The fever might be from the toenail--it could have been infected or gotten infected. Spike might want to take him to the vet for a look-see.
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If he doesn't have fleas, I would have no idea why a flea shampoo would be used. I would probably check on getting another groomer...also, Frontline/Advantage or similar products break the lifecycle of the flea. When a dog has a flea infestation, 2 treatments, 30 days apart, usually take care of the problem, although in some cases the dog needs to be treated for 6 months. The products include instructions not to bath the dog xx hours (I think it is 48) after applying and not to apply until xx hours (again, I think it is 48) after bathing the dog. It is topical and is absorbed over time through the skin.

How is he today? The fever might be from the toenail--it could have been infected or gotten infected. Spike might want to take him to the vet for a look-see.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:07 PM   #376
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:16 PM   #377
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I would like to pull some toenails off the groomers toes...there is a reason pulling finger and toenails off is used as torture, it HURTS!
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:28 PM   #378
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Awww Teddy looked sooooooo cute as a pup
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:02 AM   #379
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I would like to pull some toenails off the groomers toes...there is a reason pulling finger and toenails off is used as torture, it HURTS!
I was horrified when Spike told me about the toenail. He is putting bacitracin on it. He is much better today. Spike said that he gets a little feverish anytime he put the Advantage on him. He also has a flea shampoo that he uses. Teddy gets a little lethargic overnight, but that is it. Not like this time after being at the groomers.

Teddy only weighs nine pounds. So he is going to tell her, "No flea treatment anymore." Spike hates to see dogs that have to waddle when they walk with their stomachs almost scraping the ground. So he takes Teddy on three hour walks at least three times a day. He runs into his doggy friends and loves to play with them. When he takes him to the ballpark that is all fenced in, he takes him off his leash and just lets him run loose. Quite often there are two or three other dogs there and he hates to stop running with them. His girlfriend is a great big trained guard German Shepherd. Poor Teddy runs his little legs off trying to keep up with her. So Teddy will never get overweight. And as you can see from his picture, you probably have towels that weigh more than he does. You buy Advantage by the weight of the dog. Spike buys for up to eight pounds. And even then he has a slight reaction for a couple of hours after it is applied. Like a child does after getting an immunization shot.

We both were really worried last night for him. But today he was back to his normal rascally self. Totally ignores me when I call him. But when I said "back scratch", he was right up on my bed. Then he flopped down and over for his tummy scratch and brushing. And today when Spike took him for his afternoon walk, he headed straight for Royals to get his favorite meal. A roast beef sandwich minus the bread and sauce. Then after he ate it, he pulled Spike towards the ball park where his girfriend was running around.

There will be no repeat of this episode again.
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When my cats were at risk for fleas the vet used to prescribe pills or give an injection that was basically a flea contraceptive. It wasn't toxic enough to kill fleas, but any flea that bit one of my cats wouldn't lay any fertile eggs. That stuff was great. Before I moved to the suburbs I had had a real problem with fleas that would go away in winter and come back every spring and my cat hardly ever went outside.
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