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My little Havanese is itching all over

My 8 year old Havanese started itching the end of February 2012 when his sister passed. Vet says alergies. Benedryl does not work, and the expense of steroids is too much and they don't work for more that a week. Any suggestions? Does anyone have this problem?
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I have had some success with adding a teaspoon of coconut oil to their food once a day and they get a fish oil capsule once a day. I know it's distressing to watch them scratching all the time. Any food changes that may be causing an allergic reaction?
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I use coconut oil also and was going to suggest that. Cassie is a itchy girl with dry skin and it does seem to help a bit.


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Thanks, I'll try the coconut oil. I'm also thinking of getting her a puppy cut for the summer. Fish oil capusles are soooo big. But I'll try anything for awhile.

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My 8 year old Havanese started itching the end of February 2012 when his sister passed. Vet says alergies. Benedryl does not work, and the expense of steroids is too much and they don't work for more that a week. Any suggestions? Does anyone have this problem?
I think its weird that after 8 years your Havanese developed an allergy. Did the vet test for mites? do you use a flee treatment? Maddie had really bad itching when she was younger and was told it was a seasonal allergy. She never developed it again. I did stop any flea treatment because they don't have fleas. Look up apple cider vinegar and see if it is soothing to the skin. The problem is once irritated it will keep itching in tell healed. Look at any changes you have made prier to February. Maybe it is just anxiety over the lose of his sister? You could get a puppy

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LOL, please don't give your hav FISH OIL CAPSULES! Just fish oil, IN a BOTTLE, 1/4 tsp a day OR coconut oil. I give coconut oil because the fish oil makes them REEK!

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Thanks for the quick reply on fish oil tabs. We did get another dog the first of May and Cookie really enjoys her. I felt it was an anxiety also thats why we got another dog so soon, but it hasn't helped.
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Sometimes dogs will develope flea bite dermatitis after many years it only takes one bite to make them scratch for up to two weeks, if this were the case at this time of year flea control for the house, and pups are important, do not give up on the Benedryl it can take time to work.

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I think its weird that after 8 years your Havanese developed an allergy.
As an older human, I develop weird allergies all the time .
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LOL, please don't give your hav FISH OIL CAPSULES! Just fish oil, IN a BOTTLE, 1/4 tsp a day OR coconut oil. I give coconut oil because the fish oil makes them REEK!
Why? My dogs take them with no problem. I just put some peanut butter on the end and they chew them right up!
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