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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-23-2008, 12:42 PM Thread Starter
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My puppy, Karlee, scratches her whisker area incessantly
and I would just like to know if anyone out there has had a similar experience with their Havanese and what to do about it.

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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-23-2008, 12:44 PM
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Is it a new behavior? Could it be a bee sting? Bug bite? Have you examined her gums and lips for injury or stickers?

Has she lost her puppy teeth? A lot of puppies do this when their adult teeth are falling out and puppy teeth are coming in.
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This is not a new behavior and it seems to be getting worse. I took her to the vet a while back and she couldn't find anything. I'm wondering if it's her whiskers...they're pretty thick.
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How old is she?
Is her muzzle hair getting up into her eyes? Several of my dogs bat at their muzzles when the hair is tickling their eyes.
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She's just turned a year old. No, her hair isn't hitting her eyes. It's very weird, she may just have allergies. But, she only itches the sides of her mouth with her hind paws.
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Oh, with her hind feet? Interesting! I was picturing her front paws being used.

Does she chew on any of her feet? That's a very common sign of allergies.

I hope you get some answers.
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Yes, she licks her paws. It's just that she itches so violently; I'm worried she's going to hurt herself or even poke her eye! Thank you for responding to my posting, I really appreciate it!

By the way, I just posted a photo of Karlee in my profile, I hope it shows up when I answer this.
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I guess it didn't. How do I get it to show up next to my profile name when I post?
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Tess, you has serious allergiees, scratches at her eyes all of the time, with her hind paws. You're right, some time I think she's going to hurt herself. I had a vet once tell me that isn't necessarily the area that's bothering them, just the spot they can get to. Tess also licks/chews on her paws - also a sign of her allergies. When I adjusted her food she got somewhat better but due to all of her environmental allergies I give her allergy shots also. I can tell when it's time for her next shot just by the increased scratching. (I'll let someone more savvy help you with your Avatar - usually it's an issue of the picture not being small enough). Looking forwrd to seeing pictures.

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My puppy does this too, at first I thought it was her ears and the vet said they look perfect, then maybe allergies... she sneezes all the time but just in the last week she has been really scratching under her ear... I wondered if it could be her puppy teeth coming out...

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