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Hi this is Dr. Dani, I'm a small animal veterinarian and I'm happy to help with your dog. What is Bruno's breed? What are you using for flea control? The symptoms you describe are very concerning for fleas - our common over the counter flea medications have not been working as well this year as they have in previous years, so fleas may be a concern for Bruno. Please let me know any other relevant information and I'll be happy to make recommendations.
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Sometimes it's hard to tell if it's fleas - you just need to try a prescription strength flea treatment and see if he improves. Sometimes we are lucky and can see fleas or flea dirt (look for black pepper looking flakes over the rump); also, fleas classically affect the back half of the body. Where is Bruno most itchy?
Hi there I'm just following up on Bruno. Were you able to find out what flea treatment your husband uses for Bruno? Please let me know if you have further questions or if I can be of assistance.