Introduction aside, I have two huge concerns I'd like to bring up and ask about. First is Rabs's flea problem. My S.O. and I live in central Florida and that's caused problems because our front door has such a large space between it and the floor, letting in all manner of bugs - including the dreaded flea. I keep thinking we've gotten a good hold on the problem (shampoo, spray, collars, etc) but each time the fleas come back, and worse than before. I can't seem to clean them off completely, let alone keep them away. Are there any brands that are better than most for Maltese, with their thin skin? I don't want to hurt him by constantly bathing him in these horrid, medicated soaps. : (
The second came about because of the first. I know Maltese have very delicate skin and dry out easily, but one can one do when said pup's skin gets flaked? I confess I don't much like seeking big-named websites for advice, as they often suggest brand name lotions, etc, that can be harmful to my baby. Anything you all as owners could suggest?