My 2 year old Husky is itching all over and he is chewing hot spot-like areas in the places he can reach. He is also shaking his head often, as if there is something in his ears. There is no rash and no signs of fleas. He had a tick about 3 months ago, so we treated him with a squeeze on formula, 2 times now, on the back of his neck. And last but not least, he is shedding a lot more than normal. Unfortunatley I can't afford a vet right now, but I've tried Zyrtec, 1 a day and hot spot spray which both helped a little bit, however, he is starting to cry, I think because he's frustrated. I feel so helpless, and would appreciate advice.
Witch hazel can be used to treat your dog's itchy skin or paws. This is a guide about using witch hazel on dogs.
Two different vets told me my Labrador mix has a staph infection. She has been on antibiotics 3 times to no avail. I give her yogurt, grain free dry food, make green bean, carrot, pea, and chicken mix and give her probiotics every day. My vet put her on thyroid meds as he says she has problems. She has scabby, smelly sores on her back. I have used several different shampoos, sprayed her with lavender and witch hazel spray and she still stinks like a dead animal. I am at the end of my rope and don't know what to do about the smell and the staph. Oh and I put pure coconut oil on the sores and it did not help. Thank you for your time.
This is a guide about my Beagle is itching. Relieving your dog's itchiness is an important part of caring for your pet.
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This is a guide about relieving itching for dogs. Determining the cause of your pet's itchy skin, is the first step to providing relief.
How do I help my dog to stop scratching?
I have adopted a toy breed mutt, 5yrs old. She is constantly itching, scratching, and biting herself. There are no hot spots or sores, it is almost like a habit that she just constantly does. There is also no evidence of fleas or food allergies. Any suggestions to alleviate the itchiness?
I have 2 dogs, an 8 year old Shepherd mix and a 5 year old Beagle. Every summer they both start scratching and chewing. They don't have fleas or ticks. In the winter they don't have any problems, no scratching or chewing. They have access to the yard any time they want to go out (dog door). The itching is driving them nuts and me too. My Shepherd mix will chew her butt so badly that she has scabs. My Beagle chews and pulls out some of her hair on her sides, she also licks her feet a lot. It is not their food, they eat the same thing year round. What can I do to help them?
I have a two year old Chihuahua/Yorkie mix. She has been itching and biting her legs and under her stomach. I have taken her to the vet, but he only gives her steroids. It lasts for 2/3 months and she gets it again. I can not afford to continue to keep taking her back. It's costly. What can I do to relieve her from that itching. I've used anti-itch cream, Benadryl, and tea tree oil. What else can I try?
My Beagle, Ellie, rolled in something nasty. So I got out the arm length rubber gloves and went to bathing her. I had to lather rinse and repeat three times. Since the bath she has been acting strangely, like her rear end has been bothering her. I think, well I'm sure, it was the bathing. She kept sitting down while I was rinsing so I am thinking maybe I didn't get all the soap off.
Now she will run, then stop like something is on her and she is being antisocial. Any suggestions for how to give her some relief?
I have a 4 year old Pit. Recently she has started scratching herself to the point to where she's bled and has sores under her sides and eyes. It not fleas or mange. We don't have the money for a vet, but would really appreciate some help with the itching until we can take her in.
I want to mix baking soda with water to spray on my dogs paws. I have read that this will help to relieve itch. How much water and how much baking soda do I use?
My Cocker Spaniel baby has been struggling with allergies and itchy skin for several years and it has been an uphill battle. Here are some of the things that have been helpful to her.
My dog had his tail shaved due to surgery and now he has an area where he has licked it raw, it is driving him crazy. What can I do to soothe the pain, til I get him a no bite thing to put on his face so he can't lick it anymore. Please help!
My Pit/Blue Heeler, Nyla, has had a skin infection for almost 4 months. It is on her neck, vulva, stomach, inner leg, armpits, and under her eyes. She came back from a 2 week stay with a dog sitter with a very bad flea infestation. It took 2 months to cure. Right after that she started to lick and bite to the point of blood. Only when she licks I can see puss blisters. I believe the infection started from her backside, seeing how she jumps up as if something is biting her.
I took her to the vet ($300), they gave her antibacterial shampoo and spray, steroids, and antibiotics. For a week her skin started clearing up and fur started to grow, but after that the progression stopped. The medicine never stopped the itching so I bought a funnel for her. Then someone told me about apple cider, vinegar, peroxide, and water mix. I put it on her and I started to see mild visible red spots. The next day I tried again and one minute later for the first time I felt hot spots and her ears were hot. I don't know if it was the mix, or the infection itself fighting against the mix. I'm scared to keep using the mix. I'm at my wits end seeing her suffer. I need help please! Thanks in advance.
*Have you returned to your vet for a recheck and other possible treatment - important to do so?
*Your dog may be allergic to something in her environment-smoke, cleaning chemicals, detergent, soap, scent sprays, etc., could be many things you may not think are a problem.
*Consider removing her from your home and boarding her for a few weeks, or perhaps a relative or friend could care for her. If she improves, you will need to consider everything in your house and outside as possible problems.
By Lisa B.
It is clear that your dog has a problem and it appears to be geeting worse as she is scratching and the area is raw. If you do not know the problem, you cannot treat the problem. Please take your dog to your vet immediately for an exam and treatment. The problem will not improve and will, most probably, become worse without help.
What Dinah said is correct. Your dog needs to see a Vet. It may be fleas, a skin fungus, or a food allergy. If your dog keeps chewing it is likely to become a skin infection very soon, on top of whatever it is now. Don't wait.
My Malamute Husky mix keeps scratching around his ear and I need help making him feel better.
By Mary Jane and Kilti
From your description, your dog may have ear mites and needs veterinary treatment. Please take your dog to your vet now so the vet can diagnose the problem and provide prescription treatment to kill the bugs. The site from ASPCA below provides more information.