(Closed) Dog biting himself raw/bloody :(

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 62
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Our dog started doing the same thing. He is from the north and down south we are experiencing some terrible pollen and allergy issues. Our vet believes its an issue of him being allergic to some sort of plant down here. He is a big dog at 100 pounds. We tried everything from antiseptic, non biting spray, lidocain spray & ointment, benadryl, washing his paws and bed covers all the time. He chewed a sore onto himself bloody and open on on his rear left flank. We have bought an expensive pill called Apoquel 16mg that he is given everyday (more in the first month). It’s allowed him to heal and stop biting/licking. It’s liquid gold for us.

His chewing and licking use to be so bad that he would wake us up in the middle of the night!

Hope your fur baby gets to feeling better.

PS due to the cost, after this month we plan to do one day of the apoquel and two days benadryl for the remainder of allergy season. Vet approved too! It took us 6 vet visits to figure out wtf was wrong with him. We also changed his food to a salmon based high omega 3 based one and started giving him pro sense daily vitamin upplement for adult dogs. Helped immensely.

Post # 63
211 posts
Helper bee

My cat had an abscess on her butt semi recently. She had to get it lanced, and get an antibiotic shot. We had to irrigate it twice a day which was pretty gross but it healed up nicely! She did have to wear the “come of shame” for a few weeks.. haha! I’m glad to hear your doggie is okay though! Such a cutie!

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