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Remedy for Dog's Itchy Skin

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?

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September 10, 20160 found this helpful

Could be any number of problems-mites ringworm, infectious, hereditary, etc. Please take her to your vet immediately for help! Try another vet if needed! She is obviously suffering from the itch and constant scratching.

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September 13, 20160 found this helpful

You say there is no evidence of a food allergy, but constant itching is certainly one sign of a food allergy. If it is an allergy, nothing you do will really help until she stops eating whatever she's allergic to.

This could also be mange, mites or eczema. Or a yeast infection. They are all treated differently.

It could also just be chronic dry skin, which is treated by adding omega 3 fatty acids to the food, or feeding with a food that already has those in it.

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September 14, 20160 found this helpful

Hey!

Thanks for the response. It is not food, we, along with the vet, went through a year of food trials to make sure she was eating the right thing and she could apparently eat anything and be alright. I feel like it is chronic dry skin, I have heard fish oil is good to add to their food for that. What are your thoughts?

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September 14, 20160 found this helpful

Yes, and you can buy it online. Also get a soft brush and put some coconut oil on it. Warm it up a bit and brush your dog with it. You really should do both, though, because topical treatments don't work for long unless they're ingesting the healthy oils.

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October 4, 20160 found this helpful

I went through the same thing with my Shorkie when I got her. After almost a year of vet bills, shampoos & medications, turned out she had SCABIES!!!!!

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