(Closed) My dog has scratched himself bloody :(

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 16
Hostess
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My small dog gets hives on her belly/arm pits in Spring/Summer. I do 1 dose of children’s benedryl (she’s 13lbs) 1mg per pound. And I also bought a spray for skin allergies and that seems to help. If I don’t she will chew her feet and scratch until she is red. So I definitely understand!

Post # 18
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9589 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

when I got my girl she was completely naked–she’d scratched all of her fur off.  We did two things to stop it (mostly)

– 1. got an antimicrobial shampoo.  It was prescribed, though I see it and others like it are available on amazon

– 2. trained her not to scratch.  Seems mean, but any time she started we’d firmly grab her leg, look at her in the eyes and tell her NO!  

It took a couple weeks but between the two she slowly scratched less and less and now barely scratches herself.  It sounds like she was an easier case than your pup… I really hope the vets figure something out!!!!! ๐Ÿ™ ๐Ÿ™

Post # 19
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9417 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We give our pup benadryl or claritin to help with the itchies. His are always bad august-september. Our vet also gave us something called genesis spray which i believe is a topical steriod. He mainly only chews his feet and armpit area though, so it’s easy to spray on that specific area.

Post # 20
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2573 posts
Sugar bee

My coworkers  dog did this and he had an allergy test done so that they know what he is allergic. Turns out he was allergic to so many things they have now adjusted his food and other stuff in their  house he is doing much better. Hope this helps

Post # 23
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7775 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

saraja87:  we use Apoquel as well! It is a lifesaver!

We also got our dog allergy tested and eliminated his allergens from his diet (chicken, oats and barley).

Post # 24
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38 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2016

FutureDrFiske:  Good response ! I’m a vet and you sound like you are all over it ๐Ÿ™‚ Where I graduated from really didn’t focus aywhere near enough on dermatology but in reality it is probably the thing I see most commonly after GI issues.

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