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Post by Ownerofmaxthestaff on Fri Oct 06 2017, 09:25

Hi,

Just looking for some advice my wee guy is so itchy recently the vet said it looks like dermatistis,  we have been giving him half a antihistamine a day for the past few days and also been putting sudocrem all over his belly, underarms etc. I feel so bad for him i can hear him through the night scratching like mad he is also on a raw diet. Any advice would be appreciated.

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Post by Jnestie84 on Fri Oct 06 2017, 09:54

Hi, poor thing. The good thing about raw is it’s easy to eliminate certain foods. Chicken can often be a cause for allergies as they are corn fed, might be worth taking it out of his diet and see if that helps. There is also a test the vet can do to pin point causes of allergies but I don’t know how accurate they are.
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Post by Paris1990 on Fri Oct 06 2017, 12:39

Was just about to say the same thing James, strange enough I had seen something this morning about chicken being bad in a raw diet and it listed things about fur loss etc.. we feed hank a beef and chicken mix and he loves it, we don’t have any problems so unsure what to do.
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Post by -Ian- on Fri Oct 06 2017, 13:50

I would suggest you ask the vet for an allergy test and also do as suggested above, try removing one type of food for a week and see if you can narrow it down that way.


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Post by Nifty staffy on Fri Oct 06 2017, 16:01

Already very good advice given.
I hope you find the cause quickly so your pup can make a speedy recovery
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Post by gillybrent on Fri Oct 06 2017, 18:11

the only thing I'd add is be careful with Sudocrem. It contains zinc which is poisonous to dogs. You'd be better off with coconut oil.

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Post by Jnestie84 on Fri Oct 06 2017, 18:16

That’s interesting about sudocrem, never knew that.
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Post by -Ian- on Fri Oct 06 2017, 19:47

Yes but coconut oil is very tasty drooling Laughing


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Post by gillybrent on Fri Oct 06 2017, 22:25

Jnestie84 wrote:That’s interesting about sudocrem, never knew that.

most baby creams have zinc. it's okay if it's on a bit that the dog can't reach, and if it's only a tiny amount there shouldn't be a problem, but too much can be dangerous.

i think there's one that doesn't contain zinc - Bepanthen, or something like that - but it's expensive.

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Post by gillybrent on Fri Oct 06 2017, 22:25

-Ian- wrote:Yes but coconut oil is very tasty drooling Laughing

true! Laughing

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Re: extremely itchy 13 week old pup

Post by Ownerofmaxthestaff on Sun Oct 08 2017, 12:02

Thank you for all your replies ive ordered neem oil to try on him and also bought tea tree skin calm spray along with exmarid ointment hopefully that will work till i try the neem oil if all fails ill have him back at the vets

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Re: extremely itchy 13 week old pup

Post by drof on Tue Oct 10 2017, 17:22

Hi I am new to the site and I too have a puppy that developed red itchy skin. My pup is a blue and white and she started losing little patches of hair and then her skin went red and itchy, she scratched and caused herself to bleed. My Vet said it was a contact allergy, no mites ,fleas or mange. Just in case I have put her on a grain free diet. I bought a neem soap and bathed her which reduced the redness and made her more comfortable, I also tried different sprays etc but it was only when I started giving her homemade kefir ( I had read it was important to increase good gut bacteria so her immune system would strenghten) with a good amount of hemp seed oil that I noticed her itching really subsided and her coat has improved and the scabs are healing. I also am giving her Dorwest garlic and fenugreek and mixed vegetable tablets. This regime seems to be working. Just thought I would post this in case it is helpful to anyone else.

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Re: extremely itchy 13 week old pup

Post by -Ian- on Tue Oct 10 2017, 19:23

Thank you so much for posting that, there's loads to n your post that I haven't heard of and my girl gets itchy too, think I'll be away to google to see the suggestions you've made.

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