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scratching/licking

Our 3 year old girl bully scratches and licks many nights. We have changed food to T of W Salmon and had some success in that area. We live in Adminzona and the allergies are very difficult here. I have tried benedryl and many baths with calmcoat products. I have been told to try Gold bond powder and apple vinegar cider. Any suggestions would be appreciated. She has had to have the steroid shots before, because nothing else worked.

Re: I live in Phoenix...

We had to have another steroid shot today. I am so frustrated to have not figured this out. We have tried the sprays genesis by virbac, gold-bond powder, calmcoat shampoo and spray, chlorpheniramine, apple cider, baths every few days and nothing seems to work

Re: I live in Phoenix...

We had to have another steroid shot today. I am so frustrated to have not figured this out. We have tried the sprays genesis by virbac, gold-bond powder, calmcoat shampoo and spray, chlorpheniramine, apple cider, baths every few days and nothing seems to work

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Re: Some dogs...

Kathy Ollie Chester and Newman's picture

I live in Phoenix...

and I know what you mean about allergy problems. Our boy Oscar used to scratch himself bloody every March and April when the bermuda grass was germinating. We had an allergy panel done and it showed what he was allergic to but there's not much you can do about grass. They finally put him on Temeril P which contains a small amount of prednisone. We also had some success with Tavist (not Tavist D). And there are also topical sprays the vet can give you, I believe one was called ItchyKool.

Kathy, Ollie and Chester

Kathy Ollie Chester and Newman's picture

I live in Phoenix...

and I know what you mean about allergy problems. Our boy Oscar used to scratch himself bloody every March and April when the bermuda grass was germinating. We had an allergy panel done and it showed what he was allergic to but there's not much you can do about grass. They finally put him on Temeril P which contains a small amount of prednisone. We also had some success with Tavist (not Tavist D). And there are also topical sprays the vet can give you, I believe one was called ItchyKool.

Kathy, Ollie and Chester

rottigirl's picture

Some dogs...

Don't respond to benadryl. You may need to talk to your vet about getting some vistaril for the itchiness. Some have also had success with Claritin (NOT Claritin-D).
Apple cidar vinegar rinses after a bath will help. I also used cool tea rinses (steeped either black or green tea, refrigerated, used to wipe the dog down) or tea tree oil (especially the shampoo).
Colloidal oatmeal will help with hydration (if the skin is flakey).
I also supplement with Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. You can use fish oil capsules (which is also a natural anti-inflammatory). I give 3V Caps that I buy on-line.

Olivia/Kano/Q-Ball/Ralph
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rottigirl's picture

Some dogs...

Don't respond to benadryl. You may need to talk to your vet about getting some vistaril for the itchiness. Some have also had success with Claritin (NOT Claritin-D).
Apple cidar vinegar rinses after a bath will help. I also used cool tea rinses (steeped either black or green tea, refrigerated, used to wipe the dog down) or tea tree oil (especially the shampoo).
Colloidal oatmeal will help with hydration (if the skin is flakey).
I also supplement with Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids. You can use fish oil capsules (which is also a natural anti-inflammatory). I give 3V Caps that I buy on-line.

Olivia/Kano/Q-Ball/Ralph
[linked image]

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