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Help for Itching Dog?

When I bought her, she was fully covered with ticks and fleas. The vet is giving antibiotics and shampoo. Now after 1 month, the ticks and fleas are gone, but she's itching continuously. Her entire skin is also getting black and she is licking her paws too. She is also discharging white pus from her vagina.

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Can someone tell me what happened to my dog?She is just 80 days old.

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December 10, 20200 found this helpful

OK got you covered. I just went through this with my dog. I had to take him to the vet because the itching was so bad. I had tried many things at home but I just could not get him to stop itching.

My vet asked me what I fed the dog. I told him and he said that he felt this was a food allergy and to stop buying the canned food to feed the dog. He wanted me to change the dog food to only giving him dried dog food, rice, pasta, and some cooked meat scraps such as beef or chicken. He did give the dog some shots for the itching and also some medicine he had to take for 2 weeks.

Within a day or two, the dog was no longer itching, the hair was growing back and I have had no more issues since. I think this could actually be the same issue as mine but you will need to see a vet for sure. Your dog could have an issue with the food or fleas that is causing his itching all the time. Please take him in to see the vet get a professional opinion on this. My dog was eating himself raw and was so read and so much hair loss. I was happy I took him to the vet.

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December 10, 20200 found this helpful

Please take the pup back to the vet or if you can, get a second opinion. It sounds like there are a variety of things going on here and it may require both a diet change and medications.

Post back with updates! Prayers for healing!

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December 11, 20200 found this helpful

That sounds so painful for your fur baby, This could be many things from , food, to shampoo, medication, detergents, allergies, etc. The Vet has more knowledge on how to proceed on what's next , to take care of this problem. Our animals need our help for better help. They are are voiceless . Take to Vet as soon as you can, full recover is coming!

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December 11, 20200 found this helpful

The pus is concerning. It is likely bacterial infection and will not clear up on its own. You will need antibiotics from the Vet. It can become very serious if you dont treat it now.

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December 13, 20200 found this helpful

There are too many variables that could be causing all of these things/reactions and only a qualified vet can determine what to do next.
Vet bills can be expensive but until your pup recovers I can see no way to avoid a trip to the vet.
She may still be having reactions from the overabundance of ticks and fleas as a bad case can cause a lot of problems with her blood until it has completely gone through a full cycle of antibiotics. A friend had a puppy that was so infected the vet had to give her a blood transfusion or she could have died.
You need to make a list of all the problems you're encountering with your pup so you can bring them up with the vet - one by one - and get an answer for all.
I feel sure the vet can give some instructions for the itching as many vets now say to give them Benadryl but the vet needs to tell you correct dosage for her size/weight and how often to administer it.
After the vet takes care of her and she is back home you can add 1/2 to 1 cup of Epsom Salt to hot water and after it cools down a little take a clean soft cloth and wring it out gently in the warm water mixture and wipe her down with this damp cloth. Wipe any of the itching spots but be careful if they are raw as it could sting a little so stay away from a raw area unless she will let you wipe it. You can wipe her paws also if she has stopped licking them. This is a very good treatment for the itching. Use a clean cloth each time so the mixture stays clean. It can be rewarmed and used again.

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December 14, 20200 found this helpful

I'm so sorry your dog is having this issue, but I have a suggestion. I had a Italian mastiff that was having a similar problem. Bacon grease is great for the skin. After making bacon mix some of the grease in with his dog food only once a week. There is also the shampoo called Veterinary Formula Clinical Care Antiparasitic and Antiseborrheic Medicated Shampoo for Dogs that cost 8.96. I hope this helps. Good luck!!!

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