I want to talk about my pets this morning. I’m hoping in so doing, I can get some ideas for how to help our mini schnauzer, Mauser.
Poor Mauser has a problem with fleas, or not.
The truth is that we are unable at this time to determine if my dog has a flea problem or not. He’s been to the vets three times, and had different prescriptions given to him three times, but nothing has helped with the constant itching and scratching and discomfort for this poor lil pup.
We have a cat in our house, too. Jingle Bells is a huntress, so she spends all night outside hunting, and all day inside, sleeping.
The dog and cat love each other, and play well together when she is inside, but is she is the source of any flea problem that might be plaguing the dog? She has had her own treatments for fleas, and does not scratch incessantly like the dog, so I don’t think that’s it, but…
I don’t know why the dog is not getting better.
What we can’t figure out is what is wrong with the dog. We see him scratch. We bath him. He has had two doses of flea repellent, and still he itches. We think he has a skin infection, but the vet isn’t treating him for that. In fact, she treated him once without even seeing him. Yikes.
So, people, help me out here.
Do we fire our current vet and seek out another?
Do we put the cat outside permanently?
Do we bath the dog again?
What course of action should we take with these crazy pets?
Do you have a pet that sometimes drives you crazy? Are you a dog person, or a cat person? Explain.