I don’t know much about dogs. All I know is to feed them and bring them for walks, which I did. Every evening I take Rocco to our neighborhood park, and Rocco loves it because he gets to run around and play with other dogs.
A month later, as I was just brushing Rocco’s fur, I realized he had some fleas on him again. I was shocked and wanted to bring Rocco back to the vet. Then I remembered that the previous instalment was not done yet, how am I going to afford another trip to the vet?
I went to the pet shop to look for products that can help kill fleas. First, I tried the flea comb that can remove fleas by combing the fur. It does its job, but it doesn't remove fleas entirely as it is easy to miss the deeper spots. Then I tried the flea control spray, thinking it would be the best solution. But after two days I realize Rocco is getting very bad rashes. So I ditched it, and tried the anti-flea shampoo. It worked well at first, but soon enough it started drying up Rocco’s skin, leaving him to scratch his back all day.
No matter what I did, the fleas still came back. I suspect that Rocco had gotten the fleas from the other dogs he played with at the park. What’s worse is I had to spring-clean every corner of the house weekly to avoid flea infestation. And I just don’t have the time for that, it’s just too much work! In the end, I decided that Rocco is not going out anymore.
For about two weeks, every time after finishing his food, Rocco would sit by the gate, waiting to go out. Some nights he doesn't even want to get in the house. I know how much Rocco misses running in the park and playing with his friends, but I just can’t risk Rocco catching on fleas again.