I've had my little rescue dog for just over two weeks. He is the sweetest little dog and we love him to bits. When we picked him up from the shelter, he had a flea infestation and his fur was matted quite badly.
I gave him flea treatment immediately (the type where you squeeze small drops onto the back of his neck) and have groomed him including two baths.
I give him small bits of cheese for snacks (the cheese was also great when I hid medication in it - he's off meds now) and he eats a combination of Hills Science Diet and cooked chicken with rice.
The problem is this - he scratches a great deal. It must be distressing for him. I'm calling the vet today and hope to get into see the vet in the next few days. In the meantime, can anybody give advice on how to help him?
Here is his picture: