My dog is 13 years old, and it became very clear in her puppy age that she had FAD. In a trip taken last year October, 2012 she became infested with fleas. As soon as we got home we went through the gauntlet of treating her skin and flea problems promptly. We have also treated our home several time out of caution.
However, since this trip we have still yet to get her skin under control. I have given her multiple different type of skin soothing baths including Apple Cider Vinegar, Oatmeal, Coconut oil and medications. Nothing has stopped.
I realize that each time she is bitten by a flea (even though it dies) it can cause a pump or irritation, but she is gnawing and scratching herself to death. I keep flea treatments on her. Put her on a basic diet with no additives for food and even an e-collar on her. So far I can not get her poor skin under control.
Unfortuately, at this time an extra trip to the vet or a specialist is out of the question.
Any suggestions and help wuold be wonderful.
She's a 13 year old wire-hair dachshund about 12 pounds.