We rescued two homeless puppies yesterday. They look to be about 2 months old. They…

We rescued two homeless puppies yesterday. They look to be about 2 months old. They were completely covered in fleas. We bathed them 3 times in Dawn detergent to kill the fleas. The tops of their heads are bald with thickened, bumpy skin. No other skin issues. Is the head issue probably from a flea allergy or is it probably mange? Hair is intact everywhere else. They have slept almost all day. They wake up, drink water, and go back to sleep. They ate a little puppy food last night, but none today, but they are drinking. I hope we are providing the right care. Should I use hydrogen peroxide on their heads? We’ve kept them separate from our dog because we are afraid the skin problem might be contagious.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

a vet will do a skin scrape to determine the cause.  please take them to the vet ASAP (you should within 3 days of bringing them home, anyway).

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5 years ago

if you can get them in today, i would.