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What flea prevention is Dexter on and when was it last applied?Is he regularly bathed? If so, how often? What do you use to bathe him and when was he last bathed?Is he on any meds?
The itching above the tail is a textbook concern for those pets who are experiencing fleas. I would highly recommend a bath in regular dawn dish soap, letting him completely dry and then applying another dose of Advantix. The advantix is water proof but it is NOT soap proof, so if you bathe him before the 30 days are up you will wash the product back off.In the meanwhile, to help with itching, he can take Zyrtec. You can find the dosing here. It may take 3-5 days to give him the maximum relief, so starting the Advantix quickly would be recommended. http://cheyennewest.com/antihistamines-for-dogs-cats/If he continues to itch, he can go to your vet's office for a steroid shot which should work rather quickly in alleviating the itch.
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