(Closed) NWR – My dog is STILL biting himself raw/bloody.

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

I’m guessing a grass allergy. Which sucks.

Food allergies are also common and easily solved. If you haven’t switched the food yet, go for a new protein: duck, lamb, fish. Avoid beef and chicken. Grain free may not be necessary, but certainly worth a try.

We have a neurotic dog. and sadly, her issues can’t be solved with allergies or food. She’s just…crazy. So she lives in a cone. She’s quickly going downhill, and I’m gently encouraging Fiance that he needs to think about the next steps. 🙁 (it’s his dog).

Post # 32
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Buzzing bee

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gatsbybride2016 :  I have had this issue with my dog and I know the frustration you are feeling! It’s so sad to watch them bite and naw no matter what! 

 

The only thing that actually worked for us was to switch her to a grain free dog food full time (I give her that usually but she actually prefers the taste of kibbles n bits, so I bought her that from time to time when I was broke or the store was out of the other kind). It took a week or two but she has stopped biting and started healing. Fur is coming back. 

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

Just curious how things are going and if they managed to allergy test yet? 🙂

Post # 36
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Bee Keeper
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gatsbybride2016 :  Oh my goodness, this is awesome! I really do hope it was just the food!

I had a dog like that. He was actually getting bacterial infections in his, eh hem, rear end. It was terrible, doctors couldn’t figure it out, much testing, lots of diarrhea, his fur was getting dandruff and it was falling out in certain places on his body. After doing my OWN research and in talking to a gal that worked at the local pet store, I figured out his body wasn’t absorbing the nutrients from the food we were feeding him. He was actually malnurished. I can’t believe the vet never mentioned his food. Anyway… changed up his food and he’s a happy, healthy boy today!

I’ll bet your dog feels sooooooo much better!!

Post # 38
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Bee Keeper
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gatsbybride2016 :  Awwwww, yeah, he knows you helped him and you were there to comfort him. And yeah, usually they don’t like those cones! The beagle I had could care less when she had to wear it. But a couple other dogs I’ve had, not so much. Haha! But it’s for their own good. Yaaaaaaay!!

Post # 39
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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lisamariep9416 :  Thank you for the advice!  My dog is having a similar problem (he’s a little over a year old and has always eaten chicken) so we ordered grain free bison food to try and are taking him to the vet this evening.  In addition to hot spots, my little guy has scabs all down his back (concentrated in one area) 🙁  He has long fur and a double coat so I’m sure we didn’t notice it right away. 

So glad to see your dog is doing better OP!

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
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gatsbybride2016 :  Thanks for the update! Really glad to see things are improving and that some hair is starting to make it’s way back in! 🙂 Hope the dermatologist is as great as the new vet.

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