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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.
HiCustomer

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.

John
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?

John