Jack Russell Terrier and flea allergy pictures
My home remedies are meant to help, but never ever meant to replace the importance of veterinary care in severe cases where more knowledge is necessary in order to treat the problem.
Not only is Brandy allergic to food but also to fleas!
If you have read my other articles on home remedies you know that I will not go to the vet or the doctor unless it is really necessary. Each year of Brandy's life I gave her flea medicine -- this year I did not and I did not notice any fleas. The natural treatment for her food allergy was working well and all was good.
All of the sudden Brandy started to lick her leg. I washed it with honey and oatmeal and yet she licked her leg until it was raw, I tried to cover it, but it didn't work and by the next morning it was red and raw -- next day we were forced to take her to the vet! Once again she was given an antibiotic for a staff infection and steroids for itch relief. Also we were given flea medicine for her and a big bill for us!
Had I known she allergic to fleas I would have given her flea medicine (buckets of it ) so she would not get any fleas and had I known it was fleas when she first started to scratch I might have tried olive oil -- to suffocate them and really soak her in water, but I didn't know and besides her allergic reaction to the fleas was severe and I would never let her suffer for the sake of a natural cure. Sometimes the wisest action is to see a doctor or a vet. Until Brandy saw the vet I had no idea it was fleas.
I tried the vinegar suggested by comments and it works really great.
This picture was taken several days later when her leg began to heal. The fleas start in the center and work their way to the outside.
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