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Itchy Pitbull

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.


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October 6, 20152 found this helpful

If she is scratching to a bleeding point, then there is nothing you can do at home. She may have allergies, fungus, mite of some type, mange ( why do you say the problem is not mange?) etc. The problem will continue to worsen unless you take her to your vet now for testing and probable prescription medication.

Medical problems in pets and people have an odd trait to become worse and cost more as a problem continues. I'm sure that if you or someone in your family had a medical problem that worsened, you and they would see a doctor for help as various home type remedies do not cure the problem. Please take her to your vet now as her suffering will only continue.

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October 19, 20150 found this helpful

You say it is not fleas or mange. That's great, but now you need to find out what it is.

If it is a fungus, apple cider vinegar bath is the best temporary solution. This will also help for yeast infection. You must also cut out treats and put the dog on a high protein, low-carb diet.
If it is a food allergy, stop feeding all treats and human food. Switch the dog to a non-allergenic food such as a grain-free soy-free food, and make sure he doesn't have access to another dog or cat's food.
If it's an environmental allergy you'll have to pinpoint what it is that is causing it and remove this from the environment.

I have no idea how you would tell which one it is. Maybe the process of elimination.


By the way, you seem sure it isn't mange. There are two kinds of mange mites, both of which can be seen under a microscope with a skin scraping. I assume you have already had this done? It is the ONLY way to tell for sure.

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June 9, 20160 found this helpful

I have a bully pit. He has so many problems with his skin.. Doctors don't know why he has what he has. It's called hot spot on there skin and yeast. What i do clean his skin with warm water and dry it. I put butt paste and Monistat 7 on him. then at night I cover him with Gold Bond Power..And give him a Eposm salt bath for 10 mins. he is looking great. Hope this helps

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August 17, 20160 found this helpful

Check the food wheat whay rye barley hops chicken turkey are just a few of the foods pits are normally allergic to.

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