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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-27-2008, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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Help! Itching/Scratching!!

My poor Ollie is just an itchy maniac! I look at his skin and it is almost like he has dandruff - of course with a black dog the flaking is easy to see! I changed food to Wellness (the fish and sweet potato) this weekend for higher omego oils and bought otameal shampoo - any other suggestions or expereince??? Thanks!

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Talk with your vet but you may need to give him a little Benedryl to give him some relief until the changes take place. I use a 1/2 strip of children's dosage for 10 lbs. of dog.


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Poor Baby!! I would call the vet, I think that they might be able to help discover the cause of the itching and flaky skin. I agree, benedryl should be able to help in the meantime~~

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I know how you must feel. Scudder and Fred were scratching last summer like crazy. They scratch themselves so bad it caused a staff infection. The vet gave them medication for the staff infection and I bathed them in oatmeal shampoo. I also gave them 1 benadryl every 8 hrs??? I think it was 8 hours.





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Kodi has scratched himself so bad, he is almost bald in places. Went to the vet on saturday, and it is flea allergy. I have 3 cats and two dogs, and Kodi is the only one having a problem. He gave him Capstar to kill any flea eggs that might still be present and an antihistimine w/prednisone for the itch. It has worked great and he has stopped scratching. I also gave Kodi and Shelby a flea bath. I found no fleas but some flea dirt on Kodi.

I asked the vet why he is the only one effected. He said it could have started out as springtime allergies and due to his sensitivity, the fleas sense it and pick him. He also switched them from Frontline Plus to Advantix. We'll see what happens. The Frontline wasn't working like it used to.


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Hope he is doing better!

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Catherine, the vet also gave me omega 3 to add to their food. They were on Fromms Chicken a la veg with EVO Red Meat. This las time I bought Fromms Duck and Sweet Potato thinkin duck would be a good change from the chicken. They will not eat the salmon kibble.


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So Avery has been itching and biting lately so I thought it might be fleas or ticks the normal stuff. But after giving her a flea and tick bath she is still itching. I've been trying to see down to the skin what was bother her and I found a small red dot. I just she one here and there. I don't know what they are and if I should be worried. Any help would be appreciated.

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Hi Catherine!

Poor Ollie! Sounds like he might need something topical to ease his itchy skin while you are figuring out what is really causing the problem. to Ollie!

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I have to say - We changed Ollie and Austin's food to the Wellness Fish and sweet potato...

My boys are easy eaters and free feed and I must say - it has been great!

Altho the itching is not 100% gone it is sooo much better.... it does have plenty of omega oils!

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