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    Default Has Anyone Had an Itchy Dog?

    So when we first got Lake, the vet said that because she was white she would more prone to allergies (why, I don't know). We've had her for a year now, and she always seems to be itchy.

    We bought Benadryl and started giving it to her twice a day, which the vet said was fine because of her weight and size. That didn't seem to help.

    Then we bought all-natural shampo with oatmeal that is supposed to soothe her skin. That didn't help either.

    If you just lightly run your fingers over any spot on her back, she tenses up. If you start to scratch her anywhere, she starts to kick her leg like crazy. If we leave her in her crate, when we go to get her out she has scratches on her neck to the point where she has created a scab. We had her tested for Mange, but nothing came up in the test, so that's not the problem.

    Since she's white and has pink skin, any scratch shows.

    Does anyone know of anything that might help her feel more comfortable?
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    Default Re: Has Anyone Had an Itchy Dog?

    Aw poor thing. I wish that i knew something that could help you.
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    Default Re: Has Anyone Had an Itchy Dog?

    OMG! YES! My dog always has a bad case of the itchies. She has allergies and it seems like nothing helps. We have given her Benadryl in the past. What I think helps the most though is this special rinse we got at Petsmart. It was located with the medicines rather than the shampoos. It is an after shampoo rinse that you put on, leave on for awhile, and then rinse off. It has some sort of medication in it to help stop itching and it exfoliates too.

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    Default Re: Has Anyone Had an Itchy Dog?

    maybe you can try sheapet products on her or isle of dogs.

    she may have very dry skin like my dog. does she have dander?

    not sure if it's a bad habit from because over nervous or anxious?

    may be due to allergies to food?

    hope it turns out ok.
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    Default Re: Has Anyone Had an Itchy Dog?

    i also notice that my dog scratches like crazy when her collar is on.
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    keep me updated, poor thing =(.
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    Default Re: Has Anyone Had an Itchy Dog?

    LMA - she does scratch when she's in her crate because she has anxiety when we're not there, but i feel like if she wasn't so itchy in the first place it might not be so bad. i've never heard of the products you talked about, where do they carry them?

    bRs - i saw some spray at PetSmart that helped itching, but we didn't get it thinking the shampoo would work. i'll have to look for it next time we're in there.
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    Default Re: Has Anyone Had an Itchy Dog?

    We're also sick of going to the vet for advice bc they charge us $40 just to go, blah
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    Default Re: Has Anyone Had an Itchy Dog?

    Now that we know what kind of medicine to get her to help with her UTI's, we can get it on 1-800-PET-MEDS, and don't have to pay the stupid visit fee. She has a tubular defect in her one kidney that keeps her from processing protein like she should, so she's prone to UTIs, and the vet said she might only live to be about 3. I guess itchiness is the least of her medical issues, but the only one she really notices.
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    Default Re: Has Anyone Had an Itchy Dog?

    Aww, poor Lake.
    My male shih tzu has a lot of white and he has bad skin as well. I have tried so many things without much luck. His groomer would give him a special deep conditioning treatment that would help but only for a few days after going for his appointment.
    Have you tried Wellness dog foods? They are made without additives and they really seem to help Chewie.


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    Poor Lake! She is beautiful!

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    Default Re: Has Anyone Had an Itchy Dog?

    Oh, I just thought of something...
    Have you tried the Paul Mitchell pet products? They have an Oatmeal leave-in conditioning spray that works great!! I use that on Chewie also, he loves it and it does help!!
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    Default Re: Has Anyone Had an Itchy Dog?

    Aw thanks Jacqueline!

    Zombs - we feed her Nutro Natural Choice for healthy skin - hopefully it's not the food
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    Default Re: Has Anyone Had an Itchy Dog?

    Quote Originally Posted by lilstrlett View Post
    bRs - i saw some spray at PetSmart that helped itching, but we didn't get it thinking the shampoo would work. i'll have to look for it next time we're in there.
    This isn't spray, it's medicated goop. I don't think shampoos work at all. But this stuff isn't too bad. You put it in after you shampoo. It's called OxyMed Medicated Oatmeal Rinse (I just went and looked at the bottle).

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    Default Re: Has Anyone Had an Itchy Dog?

    I'll check the Paul Mitchell out - haha the only problem is she hates anything that sprays. We'll have to hold her down :)
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