I think I’ve finally got a solution for keeping Chuck relatively comfortable. Fleas have been driving him nuts. I had a flea collar on him for a while and that did nothing noticeable, even when I sprayed him with Cedarcide each time he came in. The Cedarcide helped, but it only kills the fleas that are on him and does nothing to discourage more from jumping on.
The combo that appears to be relatively effective (I hope) is a combination of Ortho’s Home Defense sprayed on the rugs (one application lasts for ~12 months), Zodiac Flea and Tick Spray on Chuck (good for ~2 months) and a quick once-over with Cedarcide when he comes in from outside. No, I am not going to try and treat our property for fleas. I have free range chickens and we have 12 acres. Between the chickens and the property size, treating the outdoors for fleas is not a reasonable idea.
There remains a very small amount of scarring on Chuck’s right eye which doesn’t significantly impede his vision. I think the surface of the eye has healed as much as it’s going to.