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Question DetailsAsked on 8/4/2014

dog is alway scatching we have tried shampoos and powder nothinghelps

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a few suggestions.

1. Have you had her skin scraped for walking dander?

2. Does she have problem ears? dirty? yeasty? How bout her eyes? do they tear?

Alot of times itching has more to do with yeast build-up in the dog's gut than with purported allergies or actual skin conditions. I have found this to be true in many cases and have been misled by vets. Look up yeast conditions in dogs online and follow the instructions for probiotics. Also, there is a wonderful vitamin ( which I can't name because I sell them) but if you want to contact me privately, I can give you more information. I have seen it work on dogs who itched and scratched for years and thousands in vet bills!

I am almost positive if you follow what I suggest, your dog will be ok. If your dog is on a food with corn, wheat, rice, beet pulp or other things that dogs should not be eating, switch to an all natural meat based food . It takes at least three months to see a difference but my owners tell me that they can see a difference almost immediately. I feed Vet's Choice, chicken based little bites.

Source: my own knowledge and experience of 48 years owning and raising dogs

Answered 6 years ago by angelwynd7


Of course, check to make sure it is not scabies or fleas or such, and work with your vet on coordinating trratment and meds and diet and such.

Like the other post said, yeast can cause this sort of reaction - as can many other things. Our dog exhibits it during the rainy season when fungus and molds are growing in the ground, a sensitivity which is controlled but not totally eliminated by allergy shots.

She also has food allergies - pure meat diet, anything with significant amounts of fowl or fish oil cause itching and intestional distress. in her case, we found staying from fish oil dosed and chicken/duck/turkey "non-allergenic" dogfoods and going with the higher-grain dogfood which is beef based like Pedigree totally eliminated the intestinal problems and the skin itching except during the rainy season. Watch treats too, and in our case we found cutting out any dairy products from us helped a lot too - she seems to tolerate the amount of milk product in the dogfood fine.

It depends on the animal - some do good on onediet, some on another, some it has nothing to do with diet and they are allergic to dust, grass, or like our dog - to cat fur and/or dander.

Excessive bathing can actually aggravate the problem by removing the oils which protect the skin and act as a barrier in the hair to trap allergens. We bath her with Relief shampoo (about 5th one we tried) - made a TREMENDOUS difference right off the bat - within a week or less her skin allergies were under control and she totally stopped scratching and itching. Went from having to shirt and bandage her and put on boots to stop paw licking and have her where she could not be alone for more than 2-3 minutes, to zero licking or training her to avoid scratching (her is one dog that plain does not scratch or nibble any more). Can leave her along for many hours at a time, which we never used to be able to do before or she would have scratched and licked her way into the vet hospital lagain. Give the Relief shampoo a try - quite cheap at Amazon and some pet stores and vets, so not out an arm and a leg like with some of the products which might or might not work. About 15 bucks for 8 ounces which lasts us over a year of monthly baths - they also make a spray that immediately reliefs itching for acute use.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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