Our house has been getting into the summer groove. With that groove comes our favorite summer item… fleas. We’re all scratching.
Quite literally, my dog has fleas.
Sheila, she’s terrifically allergic to Fleas. The poor girl has itched bald spots on her bum and tail. Dr Vet has given us cortisone pills to help with the itchy & scratchy show and to promote healing.
I’ve bumped into this marvelous invention… soft greenies that you can pop a pill in and smoosh the end and Viola! no more pill, a yummy treat in it’s place. This, I am convinced, is in the top 5 of greatest inventions. No more sticking a finger down a dog’s throat to give them a pill. Which equals less doggy slobber. Who doesn’t like less slobber??
I have two dogs & my newest girl named, Lil’ Bit, has not been prescribed the pills and also needs a treat. To make it easier and to avoid treat envy (It DOES happen in our house), she gets the greenie with out the pill in the middle.
When I told Papa this he said… Lil’ Bit gets a placebo. So now, of course, I wonder… is she suffering from the placebo effect? I’d ask her but she’s mum on the subject. She doesn’t seem any more or less scratchy than she’s been for the last month or two.
So there you go… One dog has fleas, another has a placebo & we’re all scratching like mad!