Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary

I've treated my dog, with a tablet I got from the vet, it

Customer Question
I've treated my dog for...
I've treated my dog for fleas, with a tablet I got from the vet, it started with a B I believe. I can't remember the name. I gave it to her in June, it's supposed to last 3 months. She's getting flea bites, is this normal?
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
7/26/2016
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Ellie, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
Dr. Ellie
Dr. Ellie, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 370
Experience: emergency and critical care resident
Verified

Unfortunately, sometimes fleas become immune to flea medications so without knowing the name of the medication I cannot look into this specific issue further and determine if this one of the medications to which fleas commonly become immune.

Another likely scenario is that there are new fleas coming in from the environment that are biting your dog. Some pills work by killing the adult and homework by preventing them from reproducing. Either way, the flea generally needs to bite the pet to be affected.

The topical products are generally the ones that kill fleas without them needing to bite. If your dog is allergic, I recommend a topical product in addition to the pill to prevent the biting as this is what causes the allergic reaction and discomfort.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I think it was called bravecto. She was fine all last month.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Ellie, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Weather patterns and season can affect flea populations. Either way, if she is experiencing an infestation, then addition of a topical product may help her. Its possible that either the fleas have developed resistance (their generation time is much faster than ours so this can develop rather quickly) or that for some reason its duration of action is not as long as the ideal.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Ask Dr. Ellie Your Own Question
Dr. Ellie
Dr. Ellie
Dr. Ellie, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 370
370 Satisfied Customers
Experience: emergency and critical care resident

Dr. Ellie is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,087 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,949 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,704 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

8,945 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,442 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
I have a corgi who is constantly biting around the tail
I have a corgi who is constantly biting around the tail area. He also sits on carpet and turns in circles he loves being petted but now most times he wants his tail around his butt scratched.could you… read more
Dr Linda
Dr Linda
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
Doctoral Degree
1,249 satisfied customers
Snake bite. Shelby 6 yrs. Rattlesnake bite above the eye
snake bite JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age? Customer: shelby 6 yrs JA: Is there anything else i… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My dog just began acting frantic. Started biting/nipping at
My dog just began acting frantic. Started biting/nipping at the carpet and is now outside frantically eating grass. … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,439 satisfied customers
She is biting and licking her paws constantly. It is red and
She is biting and licking her paws constantly. It is red and raw … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
He's recently started biting at the wall and bit into the
Hi, he's recently started biting at the wall and bit into the Sheetrock, he's acting normally but he's pooping everywhere now and he's ate a little and drinks water but I was wondering if there's anyt… read more
divealot1
divealot1
DVM
6 satisfied customers
Abscess due to dog bite. I have large animals at home and
Abscess due to dog bite. I have large animals at home and have SMZ 960mg on hand. Cleaned and drained the abscess. Is SMZ ok to give until she can see a vet? She's roughly 65lbs … read more
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dr Scott Nimmo
Dog Veterinarian
9,704 satisfied customers
She is biting and licking her tail and anus. She has been to
She is biting and licking her tail and anus. She has been to the vet and they thought it was a flea reaction. She has been flea free for a couple of months but still, favors that area which has also b… read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,442 satisfied customers
She is biting her tail and legs there are sore now. Cassey
hi she is biting her tail and legs there are sore now … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
664 satisfied customers
I think my dogs has biting midgets on them just because the
I think my dogs has biting midgets on them just because the frontline isn't working and they fly and bite and my husband thinks they are biting midgets … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
664 satisfied customers
My 11 lb. chihauhau got a scorpion bite on his paw. Pancho,
my 11 lb. chihauhau got a scorpion bite on his paw … read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My dog may have eaten a small bite of dark chocolate brownie
My dog may have eaten a small bite of dark chocolate brownie bites. She's a 22 lb bichon … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,317 satisfied customers
He is scratching and biting himself. I've tried everything.
he is scratching and biting himself. I've tried everything. I've given him flea baths, treated the house for fleas, tried oatmeal baths. He's getting where he is losing his hair from all the scratchin… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
Rash under armpits with him biting at his feet - I think it
Hi - rash under armpits with him biting at his feet - I think it is allergy … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,256 satisfied customers
He is biting his back legs in two spots, now they have
He is biting his back legs in two spots, now they have become red. I believe it is because I put flea shampoo on him when he didn't have fleas, I just wanted to make sure he didn't get fleas.. but the… read more
DakotaSouthFive
DakotaSouthFive
Independent Contractor
High School or GED
9 satisfied customers
She has been itching but there are no bites or fleas
She has been itching but there are no bites or fleas involved so I truly believe it is allergies bothering her. … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,376 satisfied customers
He licks and bites his paws to the point that they get
he licks and bites his paws to the point that they get really sore.he has red glassy eyes almost like thres a film over them also hes bin sleeping alot … read more
Heather Stout
Heather Stout
Veterinary Technician Program
13 satisfied customers
Walks with his tact in bites and scratches continually also
Walks with his butt tact in bites and scratches continually also he has a little bit of a bald spot on by his belly where he was biting … read more
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,256 satisfied customers
Coyote bite/puncture wound with bleeding in the neck
Coyote bite/puncture wound with bleeding in the neck shoulder area, small terrier. … read more
Dr. Deb
Dr. Deb
Associate Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
556 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x