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Old 07-29-2009, 06:25 PM
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Question Could it be fleas?

I've noticed Bodhi twice today rubbing her sides along the wall and the radiator!

She hasn't been scratching anymore than normal, but I've never noticed her do this before?

Could it be fleas?? I haven't seen any... she hasn't been treated recently, but both cats have.

She hasn't had fleas since she was a puppy!!
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:31 PM
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Walls are great to rub on ! Fleas are easy to detect .
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:33 PM
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They make my skin crawl a bit.... but I'll see if I can find any tomorrow... no point doing it now (12.30am).
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:27 PM
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The best way to detect if a dog has fleas is with a flea comb. Run the comb through a small section of fur and look for little black specks.

Are you using any kind of flea preventive such as Frontline Plus?
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:42 PM
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kenya does that kinda thing (rubbing on walls etc..) for fun lol she doesn't have fleas or anything but I guess it feels good
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:47 PM
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It could also be allergies. My Peanut gets them with the warmer weather and I have to give him Benedryl now and then to help.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:24 PM
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Best place to check is on back at tail area . Do it over a white sheet and if you comb off any tiny black specks , touch them with a Qtip dipped in alcohol . If it's flea dirt , it will turn red .
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:27 PM
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Bimmer loves to rub on things. It could be she's just discovered it feels good, lol.
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:13 PM
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One of my female Goldens thought that she was a bear and have great workouts on trees !
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:28 AM
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Tatey use to love to sit with her back to the chain link fence and rock back and forth to scratch her back. ONce i saw the neighbor's dog sitting oppsite of her and they both were rocking at the same time. IT was hysterical. Tatey did not have fleas.
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