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Old 05-15-2017, 09:49 AM
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I have a fleas infestation I haven't been able to get rid of......I've taken great steps to treat everything, even threw out her bed and blanket and got new ones. But she was getting hot spots and getting worse everyday. Really raw........I ordered some spray but didn't know what to do in the mean time. Turns out I had some aloe for sunburns in my cupboard. I rubbed in onto all her spots and tried to make sure she didn't lick it all off. The next night it looked a little better until I applied it again......it was pretty red all over. By the 3rd night it was nearly entirely gone. If I had the time I would apply morning and night. But even with one application per day, it worked. Just thought I should share since I know how awful the situation is. It's cheap, it's fast, and it worked!
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Old 05-15-2017, 11:19 AM
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Aloe is toxic to dogs.
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Old 05-15-2017, 02:03 PM
Location: On the sunny side of a mountain
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Here's a bit more of an explanation about aloe and dogs

Aloe For Dogs?
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Old 05-15-2017, 03:47 PM
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Get rid of fleas via Frontline or the like.
Worm 2x at intervals to break the flea cycle.

I would use Vetericyn Wound and Skin Care; I know people who swear by this stuff and have used it on their own injuries; caveat- do not buy knock-off sound alike products: Wound & Skin Care - Vetericyn Animal Wellness
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:48 PM
Location: Wartrace,TN
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I went through similar issues.

I used this to help clear up the hotspots.

Domeboro Astringent Solution for Rash Treatment and Skin Irritation

To rid your home of the fleas you will have to use professional grade weapons. I suggest Archer IGR

Archer IGR - Free Shipping
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:15 PM
Location: Los Angeles
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Manuka honey really is fantastic on skin conditions, especially rashes.
Expensive, but worth the money.
Get the one with K-factor #16.
Amazon sells it, but I got mine at whole foods.

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Old 05-17-2017, 08:02 AM
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With hotspots you want to dry out the skin not cover it with something to keep it moist. The vet has a spray that will clear them up fast. Also clip the hair around the affected area to get it more air. They used to sell something called sulfadine over the counter that also works.

As someone mentioned above aloe is toxic to dogs if ingested. Please do not use it.

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