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Itchy puppy

Discussion in 'Puppy Forum' started by adrian hyslop, Apr 27, 2020.

  1. adrian hyslop

    adrian hyslop New Member Registered

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    I have a 4 month old pug/ Jr cross who itch's and rubs against the furniture.im told this is common with pugs.he is currently on pedigree biscuits mixed with a pouch.i took him to the vets and his opinion was it was due to a change of environment which I wasn't entirely sure was correct.iv since put him on cod liver oil and swapped his puppy biscuits to grain free and hyper allergen puppy biscuits in the hope his skin improves and the itchiness stops.has anyone had a puppy with similar problems..forgot to add I have bathed him in antibacterial dog shampoo see if that helps but no luck
     
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    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    Be careful with cod liver oil, vitamin A is stored in the dog's liver too and can build up. A fish oil from the body of the fish rather than the liver might be a better long term solution.

    And, Pedigree isn't a fantastic food. Have a look at www.allaboutdogfood.co.uk It is an independent dog food comparison website which scores all types of foods (dry, raw, wet) out of 100. You can set filters for your dog's breed, weight, age etc. and for your daily budget; then you can add in any specific needs you have such as aiming for weight loss or avoiding specific ingredients. The website will automatically show the foods listed in order of what the assessors believe is best quality, and it also will show daily feeding cost (calculated from your dog's age and weight) so you can see what gives you best value for money. It has its limitations but it's a decent place to start.
     
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    Our boy had really bad skin, we tried cod liver oil capsules but stopped using them for the reason mentioned above. We were nervous about giving him too much vitamin a. Once we started giving him an actual piece of raw mackeral daily in his food (we feed raw) his skin got much better. Also his coat is much shinier and glossier as well.
     
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    Ah- another itchy puppy! Good advice to try diet- but if no improvement you can ask your vet to do a skin scrape to rule out parasites in the skin- very common in puppies. I don't think anti-bacterial shampoo touches them. And no you won't be able to see mites with the naked eye.
     
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    adrian hyslop New Member Registered

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    Hi.yes if the food dosent work then your advice regarding contacting vet is my next option to rule any parasites out as you said
     

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