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My poodle keeps itching his self and wont stop. I washed him

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My poodle keeps itching his self and wont stop. I washed him with skin irritation conditioner for dogs but doesn't seem to be working. What do you recommend?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  John Taylor replied 8 years ago.

Can you see any fleas with the wet paper test?

Wet paper test:

1. Comb your pet's coat vigorously
2. Collect any debris from the comb onto a piece of white, wet paper.
3. Leave aside for a few minutes.
4. If flea dirt is present you will see black particles surrounded by a rusty red pigment.
5. The red pigment is your pet's blood which has been swallowed by the flea. If you see this it means that your pet has fleas.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Do fleas cause him to get bumps around his body?
Expert:  John Taylor replied 8 years ago.
They certainly can do- before I got suspicious of anything else I'd want to eliminate fleas. Can you do the test?


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