You should be sure to consult a veterinarian before beginning any treatment of your pet’s flea bites. Bathing your pet with specially formulated shampoos can help control fleas. Cold water alleviates inflammation, while warm or hot water exacerbates itching.

If these treatments fail, your veterinarian may request to see your pet to determine next steps. Steroid creams and antihistamines are available by prescription and may help to alleviate your pet’s symptoms.

WARNING – In some flea saliva can cause allergic reactions such as FAD (flea allergy dermatitis), and increased scratching can result in hair loss and secondary infections. In more severe cases, affected pet skin thickens and sores appear.

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