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Help - I need a quick fix!!!

Finnegan is soooo itchy!!! I think it might be my gas heat (maybe too dry). It started a few days after brought him home, I even told the vet when he was there for one of his appointments, he did not seem concerned just had the little hairs in his ears removed (Finni HATED that). But it has seemed to have gooten worse in the last week, there are no fleas, no skin irritation that I can see but he is scratching so hard sometimes he wimpers!!. I have given him 2 baths and used the tearless puppy shampoo, should I go get some oatmeal shampoo?????

Oh yea, not sure if this matters, Finnegan has a very silk coat, not like Seamus' who has a thicker "cotton" even a little curly?

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Michelle,

I've got issues going on with Tucker right now, too, with itching. I'm hoping someone will answer you, and me, too! Tucker hasn't been eating much, soft stools, etc, but now, in addition to those, he's starting to be really bothered by itching. Yesterday's bath showed two very small (dime sized) areas of redness with tiny dots. No fleas. His tests have come out normal.

What can you do for these poor dogs that are itching so bad? Isn't there something topical? I've got some Colloidal Silver spray from Chris Christensen's, would that help? Topical steroids? Ointment? I found another one on his belly this morning. These started a week ago, way before the bath, so I don't think that is it. It takes days, at best, to get into my vet!!

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The apple cider vinegar rinse kathy told me to use worked on me and Dora Just make sure you do it after the bath. Fill up a bucket of water and mix in like 1/4 c of the apple cider vinegar and just pour over the dog. I did it on my own scalp and it really helped. It is weird that is probably more dry in Cali but here it has effected Dora a lot more.

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Amanda,
How about just isolated spots?

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If they are itching so much that they are tearing out hair or making places on their skin, you can give them a little Benadryl. Just call your vet to see how much per pound they advise.


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If they are itching so much that they are tearing out hair or making places on their skin, you can give them a little Benadryl. Just call your vet to see how much per pound they advise.
I tried this yesterday, when the vet called me back about test results. She wouldn't give me any info about Benadryl "unless she see the dog". They are closed weekends, and it usually takes days to get an appointment when they are open. I'm so aggravated with how it works with her! But, she is the best vet choice I've got here!

Anyone know dosages?

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Sheri, you might be able to squirt spots. Dora's shoulders were really itchy and she was itching so much she removed a lot of hair. The area was short cause that is where Dasher bites her and hangs on to her at but she really took a lot of it out. I just did the rinse on her and I really think it helped. I do it every bath time now.

I was itchy scalp too so I did it on me and honestly, instant relief. I saw first hand why it helped Dora.

There are a lot of remedies it is suppose to have
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Finnegan's main source seems to be ears. No oder comming from them, no redness. But would the vinager rinse get in their eyes or hurt their ears??

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Michelle- Do not put it near the ears. I just use it as a body rinse. Sorry, can't help with ears as I have never had a dog with itchy ear problems myself.

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Amanda, I'm not sure if it is IN the ears, it just seems like he is scratching ears/head, like behind the ears stereotypical dog scratching. sorry, hard to describe

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