Come back DDT—all is forgiven

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 24 December 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1692
  1. Jacqueline Currey, consultant rheumatologista
  1. a Bishop's Stortford CM23 2HS

    About a year ago my elderly dachshund started to cry and pace about the house in the evenings. At first I thought that he was asking for extra food. I then wondered if he could be ill or in pain, but the vet said that he seemed fine. We tried an extra evening biscuit and he had the usual veterinary panacea of a course of steroids, but he was no better.

    The awful truth eventually dawned: his problem was due to fleas. My mind went back to a horrendous evening when I found him in the garden nosing a hedgehog and with …

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