Last Tuesday I put some Fiprotec (spot tick and flea treatment) on Gabi, after I spent the day volunteering at the SPCA’s sterilization drive. I was going to wash her with khakibos shampoo (khakibos is a natural flea & tick repellant), but I was still waiting for it to be delivered. I handle quite a lot of dogs with ticks and fleas at the SPCA, so I worried that I might contaminate her.
On Sunday, we gave Gabi a bath.
Yesterday morning after we went for our off-leash walk, I was scratching her belly. I noticed a skin rash which looked like blood under the skin. I put some coconut oil on chest and abdomen, a lot of which she licked off.
I suspected the rash was from the flea poison, which ended up in the bath water and that we didn’t rinse her off properly. She never had a rash from this product before, but this was the most likely explanation. I also got a skin rash a few days early from Gabi was sleeping against me.
So today, the poor dear had to have another bath. I made sure to rinse her off very, very well.
I’ll keep an eye on that tummy. Hopefully, she will be fine.