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?

Ad
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.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
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.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
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?

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
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.

Ad
ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
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!!!!!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

To celebrate the new year we are giving away $200 in Amazon gift cards for people who answer questions on ThriftyFun in January! Click here to find out more...
Related Content(article continues below)
In This Article
Remedy for Dog's Itchy Skin
Remedy for Dog's Itchy Skin
Categories
Pets Dogs HealthSeptember 10, 2016
Guides
Dog With Itchy Ears
Remedies for a Dog With Itchy Ears
A dog wearing a cone on it's head to prevent it from itching.
Home Remedy for Dog's Eczema
A dog itching in the grass.
Relieving Itching for Dogs
Itchy Puppy
Puppy With Itchy Yellow Bumps
More
🍀
St. Patrick's Ideas!
💘
Valentine's Ideas!
Facebook
Pinterest
YouTube
Contests!
Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Categories
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site
© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on January 7, 2017 at 3:16:34 AM on 10.0.1.186 in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!