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I woke up this morning and Buddy, my Maltese, had chewed off all the hair on his hip. It's the size of a half-dollar. Luckily it's hidden by his tail. He'd been acting like it itched for the last few days, but really wasn't bothering it. The skin is pink but not irritated except where he chewed a bit too vigorously. He's been on a Salmon based kibble and I ran out of his normal duck and sweet potato canned food the other day so added some Salmon canned food (dog food kind). Could this have caused his reaction?

I put a bit of Cortisone cream on it and he's not bothering it right now. He does seem to have allergies to chicken so I know he's sensitive.


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Oh gezz- really quickly. I have often heard "white dogs" are more prone to allergies but I have lucked out. My mother had a cocker spaniel that had the worst allergies, she coudln't use flea medication on the dog. Could you give him some benadryl until it calms down?

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Take it from me, get it under control now....it sounds like an allergy. My bichon has done some despicable things to herself chewing on hot spots. Several times they have gotten infected...not a pretty sight.
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could be food related allergies....could have been bitten by something....it's hard to say. I hope it turns out to be an isolated case!

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Take it from me, get it under control now....it sounds like an allergy. My bichon has done some despicable things to herself chewing on hot spots. Several times they have gotten infected...not a pretty sight.
I had the same thing happen with our samoyed (sp) when I was a kid

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The Benedryl is a great idea - just gave him a dose and found my hot spot spray. After he calms down I'll give him a bath in that area and spray again. Poor guy I just feel so sorry for him.


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Definitely sounds like allergies....besides food, does he sit outside much? The ground is covered in tree buds right now and Tess is constantly chewing on her feet if I don't wash them off each time she's out. Since she's forever scratching, she frequently sits in the buds outside....

Re: Benadryl....my vet said to give Tess 1/2 a pill. A full pill won't hurt them, but Tess doesn't get nearly as sleepy on 1/2 a pill.

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Could be an allergy, flea or spider bite. Hopefully you don't have any nasty spiders in your area.

Sophie one time was bit on the stomach by a spider and the area turned bright red (she was biting at it when I discovered it.

You should keep a close watch on his skin.

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Poor thing! I think benedryl is the way to go, it helps Carmen a lot with her allergies. She seems to have outside allergies as they flare up around this time of year along with mine.

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Awww, poor Buddy. I don't have any other advice, but wanted to send a

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