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My husband and I are fostering a dog. We received her the day she was taken from her current situation. She had spent her short life in a yard full of dogs. She was treated with renovation by the rescue group, the day we picked her up. We bathed her with dawn and followed the instructions, 3 times. We have not seen one flea but have flea dirt whereever she lays. Are we missing something? Could she have been so coated with fleas before that there is a build up of the dirt coming off her?
 

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Was she bathed within 24 hours of having the Revolution applied? If so, you might have stripped it off by bathing her in Dawn (it's typically only used if the dog is greasy, oily or extremely dirty).

Is she long-haired? If she is, is she matted? If she is matted, and you gave her a bath, then there is a good chance that you didn't get down to her skin to effectively get all the flea dirt and yuck off of her. Also, bathing a matted dog will make the mats worse.

Are you sure you washed every bit of her, and not just her top half? Chest, belly, and groin areas can be a real pain to get clean.
 

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I bathed her 4 hours after application, per the rescues instructions. She is short hair brindle coat. She was not matted at all just very dirty. I think we cleaned her really well. We were concerned that we hadn’t hence bath 2 and 3. I’ve combed her as well. She is not itching at all. Thank you for the help.
 

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Hmm... you can try bathing her again, using cool water and a mild/moisturizing shampoo (not the Dawn, since that will strip out any natural oils in her coat and skin again, and could lead to irritation), and rinse until the water runs clear, then rinse her again. Rinsing her daily with plain water can also help gently remove any more flea dirt that accumulates.
 

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You just need to put the animal on a piece of newspaper and pat its fur, and then clean up everything that has fallen with a paper towel. Flea dirt will turn red when wet. I also didn't understand how my dog could have fleas until I talked to a specialist. He said that we don't kill all the parasites completely, so they multiply very quickly, causing discomfort to my pet. After searching for some information on the Internet, I came across an article about large selection of flea collars for dogs, and decided to order it. In the end, I did not regret the purchase, because now my favorite cat does not suffer from scabies after a bite .
 
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