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Old 06-05-2015, 04:33 AM
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MY DOG SUDDENLY IS ITCHY AND AGITATED!
She was up all night. we tried a Benadryl. not much luck.
She is 2 year old lab cocker mix, never had an issue.
She was chewing the bottom of her paws to her rear.
no fleas!
It seems to be an all over condition.
Any ideas?
allergies, bug bite, posion?
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Old 06-05-2015, 04:36 AM
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Any changes in food or new treats? Anything been applied to lawn in the past few days or been to a park where this could have happened.
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Flea allergy?
Sounds oxymoronic but my dog developed it and have a cat with it.
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Flea allergy?
Sounds oxymoronic but my dog developed it and have a cat with it.
Yes my dog has flea allergy and just one flea will make him go crazy for days.
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no change in food. she will eat anything off the table except onions and celery.
loves red peppers and carrots,
The food allergy can't be it.

I wonder if a flea bite could have triggered something?
any natural way to treat her?
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no change in food. she will eat anything off the table except onions and celery.
loves red peppers and carrots,
The food allergy can't be it.

I wonder if a flea bite could have triggered something?
any natural way to treat her?
Bath in Dawn soap and borax on bedding/sleep spots.
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Originally Posted by Barnacled View Post
Bath in Dawn soap and borax on bedding/sleep spots.
This could make it worse if it is just dry skin.

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no change in food. she will eat anything off the table except onions and celery.
loves red peppers and carrots,
The food allergy can't be it.

I wonder if a flea bite could have triggered something?
any natural way to treat her?
Anything different in the past few days? Give her a bath? My dachshund is allergic to tick bites and when she gets one will get super itchy and restless for days. Vet gave me hydroxizine.
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We give our yorkie 1/2 a Zyrtec per day. Totally safe and helped our dog. My vet told me about it.
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My 11 year old lab developed a food allergy about 5 years ago. Took him to the vet and was told to use grain free dog food. We did that and in about 3 days he was better. Have not had a problem since. He had the exact symptoms your dog has.
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We had a golden that was allergic to grass. laying in the grass. As far as paws ,keep them trimmed between pads . We have had rain the last couple of days and with extra hair my dogs get sore feet from being wet( Bacteria).
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Also if you are only feeding table food they are not getting what nutrients they need for there skin and coat.
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Could be hives. My boxer had hives a couple years ago. Vet said could be a weird food allergy or insect bite trigger. Benadryl shot followed by oral Benadryl fixed it quick. I had given him Benadryl on human size/weight. Come to find out the dog dose for my size dog (80#) was 4x the adult human dose. So when I gave him 1/8 of that initially it had no effect. Check with your vet ASAP.
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Was your dog outside? My brothers dog had an allergic reaction to stinging nettle in the creek bed near his yard. His whole body swelled up and they gave him Benadryl and took him to the vets. It took a few days for the swelling to go down.
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Might be a parasite like chiggers. So small you can't see them. For fleas, I recommend a prescription product called comfortis. It's a beef flavored tablet. 4 hours after my dog ate it and all the fleas were GONE. Best flea medication I've ever seen.

https://www.comfortis.com/

Here's a hint. Buy the extra large dog size and split the tablets up for the proper dose. You'll save money.
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Originally Posted by Ahoy Vay View Post
My 11 year old lab developed a food allergy about 5 years ago. Took him to the vet and was told to use grain free dog food. We did that and in about 3 days he was better. Have not had a problem since. He had the exact symptoms your dog has.
Same thing as this with my dog.
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thats a food allergy
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Originally Posted by jfalco79 View Post
thats a food allergy
I would tend to agree, try going grain free as suggested already.
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Chewing at the feet can indicate an interdigital cyst formation. Might want to have that looked at first as you seem to be saying that its a localized issue but then you contradict that later and say its general. Flea Allergy generally will erupt on the back rear near the tail or belly too. Not commonly just the foot. So not really sure what your relating there. Is there any rash or scabs on the dog anywhere else? Check the places between the paw pads, is there any swollen tender areas between them?
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The responses are great.
Thanks.
I think the tick bite or flea bite is number one. She is itchy all over.
We will change the food up to.
I got her from an Amish farm in central pa with the hope of muttedness and farm born she would be immune to issues like this.
She is a real love and we will take care of her.
Thanks for the replies.
Vet if no change tomorrow.
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I'm actually very well educated on this issue being that I spent around $5k on my Springer Spaniels dermatological problem. He would develop staff infections that were highly resistive to anti-biotics. We went through the whole diet, shampoo, alergy testing stuff. After a couple years of $600 vet visits my specialist finally tried something that was experimental from Europe. Staphage Lysate. After 20 injections he was cured. I came very close to putting him down at one point.

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