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Gave Hoshi a bath

His bath was long overdue and I found a flea on him yesterday. I did the bare minimum trim to keep him cool and clean. One nail was especially long. They wear uneven. The others didn’t need trimming. I had to give him three treats just to trim that nail.

Pieces of Hoshi’s toenail demonstrating how long it was
So much trouble for one nail
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Fleas even with Frontline Plus

It had only been 10 days since using Frontline on Hoshi and I noticed him scratching. I also noticed flea dirt and fleas on his scrotum during his trim yesterday so I used Hartz UltraGuard Plus flea shampoo on him. I’m not sure if the Frontline didn’t work or if he picked up more fleas outside. He’s seems comfortable now.

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Bath time for Hoshi

I found a flea on Hoshi last week and decided he needed a flea bath. Hoshi’s in his summer cut. I notice when I blow dry him he has hundreds of little growths/moles all over his back. Two are the size of match head. I’ll keep an eye on them. Hoshi’s hair is so fine I get “splinters” in my hand from grooming him. I have to be careful and use a brush instead of my hand to clean the grooming table. One cocker is plenty when it comes to grooming. My back aches afterwards.

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Hoshi had his bath

Hoshi on walk
Hoshi on walk
I think Hoshi went 2 months without a bath. He was scratching and I found a flea on me last night. I gave him a bath with flea shampoo. Found a couple dead/dying ones on him when drying him off. I trimmed his paws and ears on the inside. Didn’t do his face–we were both too tired.

Anyways, he’s comfy and getting some rest now that the fleas are gone.

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Fleas, fleas and more fleas

Hoshi’s fleas have been having a gay old time till today. My order of Advantage came in the mail today. I bathed Hoshi this morning. He must have had a lot of them on him because I saw them drowned in the bath. Several fell off him while I was toweling him dry too. There were still a few survivors in his fur. I caught a glimpse of them while I was blow drying him. I put the Advantage on him this afternoon. I was surprised how much fluid was in each vial (2.5 ml) that’s a roughly a 3 cc syringe we use in the ER. I must have placed about 10 drops down the length of his back before the vial was empty.

I’m hoping the Advantage will do a better job than the Frontline.