Bethenny Frankel's Dog Has a Bumpy Start in Los Angeles

A ferocious bout with fleas stresses out the reality star as she prepares to launch her new talk show

Moving to L.A. for her new talk show has meant lots of changes (and stresses!) for Bethenny Frankel and her family – including beloved pooch Cookie.

Soon after the dog made it from New York to the West Coast, where Bethenny is based, Cookie got a nasty case of fleas.

“My poor [Cookie] has to go in for an oatmeal bath. She has gnawed & scratched her body to death. She isn’t liking LA,” Frankel Tweeted on Friday.

A day later, the flea frenzy got more serious. “She’s been to 2 vets, done baths, meds etc & still has fleas & is gnawing her skin away,” she Tweeted.

The pesky insects seemed to be wearing on Frankel, too. “Between fleas and launching a talk show, I could use some retail therapy. Who wants to come with me?” she wrote.

Time – and a lathering flea bath from Frankel’s husband Jason Hoppy – may have been just what Cookie needed to feel more comfortable with her new surroundings. On Tuesday, Frankel shared a photo of Cookie on WhoSay, showing the dog soaking up the L.A. sun while riding in a car.

“@cookiedabooboo’s still adjusting to the glamorous life in L.A.,” she Tweeted.

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