(Closed) need advice

posted 8 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Have you checked him for fleas? Even one flea could cause major issues. Also, with the change in weather, he could be experiencing dry skin. Try giving him oatmeal baths to soothe the itching. Or, he could have developed allergies. We had a shi-tzu that would chew incessantly on his paws and we found out through the vet that he was allergic to most dog foods. We switched him to Iams Lamb and Rice formula, and it helped a lot. We also gave him oatmeal baths for the itching.

Post # 4
826 posts
Busy bee

have you tried google-ing it and seeing what other people are saying about it? i would call the vet and ask them what they think might be the problem. Our dog developed a bald spot on his back where the tail begins and found out that science diet was the reason why he was developing it. We switched him to natural balance and its working for him..

Post # 5
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would give him a bath with an oatmeal or anit-ich shampoo and conditioner and then a benadryl. What size is he? Our two dogs get either a half (9 lbs dog) or whole (22 lbs dog) benadryl 2-3 times a day when their allergies are bad (usually no more than 2 cuz I don’t like giving them a lot of medicine if I don’t have to).

Honestly thought if that doesn’t help I would take him to the vet, esp with the bleeding and open sores. He may need some stronger medicine. I just had to suck it up and take our small dog to the vet because he allergies were so bad and the benadryl wasn’t helping.

Post # 7
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

If the dog has sores and it is bleeding, you might want to take it to a vet or it might get infected and cost you more.

Is it a long tail?  My dog’s tail was clipped (German Shorthair) and it… itches.  She has always chewed on the end of it.  It seems to just bother her.  But, it sounds like your dog just started doing this…

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