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Seasonal itch.

Discussion in 'Dog Health' started by RGC, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. RGC

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    Our 5 year old rescued whippet suffers from seasonal itch which starts in latish spring. She is on a raw diet which she thoroughly enjoys - like most sighthounds she’ll eat for England. When she started scratching last year (we adopted her in November ‘19) it was quite frantic but we alleviated the situation with Apoquel tablets. That was last year. The current situation is that I’ll give her just half a 16mg tablet per day as and when required. Taking into account side effects I’d like to use a more natural remedy.
    Has anyone’s dog suffered from seasonal itch which is being managed with a natural remedy which has proved efficacious. With due respect to all I’d be appreciative of suggestions based upon actual experience as opposed to theories. Many thanks (and congratulations) on getting this far along my query.
     
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    Some information that could help 6 Easy Ways To Help Your Dog To Deal With Seasonal Allergies | Dogtopia

    I feed raw and also use neem bark/leaf powder ( internal) and use a tiny small coin sized of neem oil ( external) as a coat finisher once a week after grooming, neem protects/kills all and any parasites so I don't have to give chemical flea treatments or wormers( and it 'repels' insects that could bite/sting) and neem also boosts their immune system. One of my dogs still suffers from seasonal itching on her belly, she is a 'dirty' pup who gets into every puddle, every stream, every muddy place and grass rolls with her I also use Aloe Vera on her (so protection) before I go out as once dry it leaves a film and Aqueous Cream with calomine which seems to have stopped it despite what she gets into.
     
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    Thank you. That’s very kind. Much appreciated.
     
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    Although not as severe as before and not as frequent, Mabel still scratches but in a particular location under her ‘arms’. I’ve felt a very slightly rough area there. Yesterday I met people on a walk with a 10 year old rescued Staffie cross. He had very little hair especially on his underside. They said that from the time that they’d adopted him he had been troubled with itchy skin and they’d been back and forth to their vet who’d proffered all sorts of ‘remedies’ at great expense. Eventually, on the advice of a dairy farmer, they tried udder cream. Apparently the Staffie’s discomfort stopped. They added that they also had super soft hands. Joking apart, has anyone a comment re the use of udder cream?
     
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    Years ago, someone suggested it for Jasper, and I tried it. Unfortunately, I can't remember what it was for or how well it worked, so that's not a lot of help!
     
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    Thanks anyway, JudyN. It’s a curse when one hits thirty and memory’s not so sharp. Just you wait.
     
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    :D
     
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    I have used udder cream for chapped hands on me and mud fever on horses. It's worth a try, and if it doesn't work, it does no harm and isn't expensive.
     
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    Thank you both. I’d never heard of the item before but thought I’d have to buy it by the ton for a herd of cows! I was surprised to see that it was available from the likes of Holland & Barrett (supplies from other retailers are also available). I need to make sure that she won’t lick it off or, if she does, it’ll do her no harm. I may approach farming friends for a sample.
     
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    I also use udder cream for chapped hands especially after using lime mortar, great stuff and cheap as said. Worth a try it is for animals .
     

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