Meet "Tails" He was sleeping like that and the flash woke him. Though he was a "free" puppy, I've already spend over $1k on vet, training, grooming and toys. He's my third dog, so I'm not truly a novice. He's about 13 months old, and is the result of an unspayed mutt + some neighbors Border Collie. My guess the mom had some German Shep in her. When I picked him up at ~8 weeks of age he had a terrible flea infestation, so bad I ended up looking like I had chicken pox (as I am allergic as well I learned). My dilemma is that I pick up/vacuum constantly these sesame sized (and colored) flakes of ?????? from my dog. They don't look like bugs, but something similar to flakes of wax. After many showers, trips to the vet for drops, and inside living. I believe he is flea free! He is on Sentinel (fleas, heartworms, hookworms, roundworms and whipworms) and gets Nutro Max with a supplemental Fish Oil. HE IS STILL ITCHY. The last time I went to the vet, they said that many puppies are and they usually grow out of it. But sometimes he's still so itchy he uses the carpet if scratching isn't enough. I have no idea what's plaguing him. As far as switching food I was thinking to something with fewer ingredients and limit the grains to rice. If it's something preventable or stoppable I would like to do everything in my power to help him.