Ughh... Welcome to my world. My Golden has this exact same issue. We just give him Benadryl and keep him well brushed and bathed. :dunno: In his 8 years of life I have not found anything that will help. Maybe this thread will have some answers!
I have a type of Oatmeal shampoo but I also have some that the vet had given me.what kind of shampoo do you use for them? the oatmeal shampoo is really good for the skin and coat, a decent one costs a little more than regular dog shampoo but it really helps the skin.
I would try a different vet. Dogs seem to take to allergy meds pretty well, and if that's what the cause is, it should be fairly easy to diagnose/fix.Both dogs are insides dogs but only the little one suffers =(
I tried giving him Benadryl but it doesn't help much. Anything else I can give him? I have also tried everything you can possibly buy at any pets store. Grrrrr... sux!
Mike doesn't seem to think so. The fleas are long gone and it seems to have gotten worse. I usually take him cold baths. Has anyone tried these pills on the internet?Are you sure it is related to the fleas? My parents' lab gets hot spots. He'll itch until the hair is gone and it is bright red. It usually happens right where his collar sits, so they have it off 90% of the time. They use some kind of cooling ointment they got from the vet.
Ding ding ding!What kind of food are you feeding them? It may be a food allergy. The problem with allergies is that once they flare up like this they usually require some steroids to get them under control. If the dog has always been like this then it's probably not fleas. Your dog was probably infested with fleas and your vet was starting with the basics.
Ah hah! So what is the best food you suggest to maybe avoid this? I know I will have to play around with them but what would be a good place to start?Ding ding ding!
Most skin problems are a product of a food allergie.
<---------- was a vet tech for many years
Natural food is always gonna be best. Read the ingredients, and if it sounds like something that would be healthy for you to eat, then it's usually good for the dogs too. This is what I feed my Yorkies. http://www.chickensoupforthepetloverssoul.com/Ah hah! So what is the best food you suggest to maybe avoid this? I know I will have to play around with them but what would be a good place to start?
Just something else other that what you are feeding now, I do recomend getting a high quality food though.Ah hah! So what is the best food you suggest to maybe avoid this? I know I will have to play around with them but what would be a good place to start?