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what do you do with itchy dogs?

Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by Claudia Burwitz, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. Claudia Burwitz

    Claudia Burwitz New Member Registered

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    Hi all,
    Watson had since he was a puppy had allergies not only food related but also contact allergies in summer.
    It was never as bad as it is now! Red and itchy paws.... I did start him on piriton but it didn’t help! Not one bit!
    I went to the vet and he gave him an injection ( can’t remember the name of it) and it helped loads but Watson stoped his paw licking completely.
    What do I do? Any advice?
     
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    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

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    Go back to the vet and have it again?
     
  3. Claudia Burwitz

    Claudia Burwitz New Member Registered

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    Yes... that’s the plan but it’s not before the 20st August and is there anything else I can use ? Maybe not chemical?
     
  4. JudyN

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    Can you not get a vet appointment earlier? It can't be nice for him.

    Apart from that, you could try walking him on surfaces he's less likely to be allergic to, and also bathing his feet as soon as you get in from a walk. Something like a few drops of lavender oil in the water might help, but do some careful research first as whatever you put on, he may very well lick off - essential oils can be harmful if ingested.

    Or he could wear boots on walks.

    If there's a possibility he reacts to something inside the house too, then vacuum/clean floors very regularly.
     
  5. Claudia Burwitz

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    Thanks! We do wash his feet. It’s definitely an outdoor problem... yes I might look into boots for him :(
     
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    Well some dogs have a grass pollen allergy which will be really bad right now. Washing, boots, another steroid injection...? All of them I guess if it's making him miserable.
     
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    Just out of interest, what type of food are you feeding him?
     
  8. Claudia Burwitz

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    He gets grain free Simpsons sensitive chicken dry food in the morning and Simpsons organic chicken wet in the evening! He gets chicken for other health problems.
     
  9. Claudia Burwitz

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    It definitely is. :( The injection beginning of the month was not a steroid injection it was rather a antihistamine. Stronger and works in different way than piriton.
     
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    Yes, be sure to go back to the vets. I was seeing something regarding Atopic Dermatitis in dogs a while back, maybe you could have a read around it. Hope Watson gets better soon
     
  11. Claudia Burwitz

    Claudia Burwitz New Member Registered

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    Thank you all for your warm welcoming messages! And thanks for the advice on itchy Watson!
    The last two days (despite the hot weather and not walking any different route) he is fine and not licking... keep your fingers crossed!
     

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