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Hello I can help with oliver.
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Its sounds like oliver has flea allergy dermatitis. It can lead to the black crusting /itchy lesion that you have described.
One thing you could do is pick up frontline or advanTAGE from a store like petco. These flea medications are safe and effective. But it will still take 3-5 months of applying the prevention every 30 days before your flea are gone.
If oliver has flea allergy dermatitis this condition often needs steroid and antibiotics fro a vet to heal the skin.
For the loose stools Oliver needs to be dewormed first. You can pick up dewormer at the pet store, but they may not be as effective as the ones from the vet.
You could also try Culturelle Probiotic Digestive Health Capsules and give half a capsule a day on olivers food. This may help with the loose stools.
You can try these over the counter recommendations as you are short on money. But have you looked into a lowered cost clinic for him. Maybe an SPCA nearby?
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