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Itchy skin

Discussion in 'Dog Health and Nutrition' started by Vicky pegg, Jul 28, 2020.


  1. Vicky pegg

    Vicky pegg PetForums Newbie

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    Hello I’ve have a 15 month old cocker spaniel ever since we’ve had him he has always been a itchy dog .ive tried a lot of shampoos and also he’s in a expensive flea and worm tablet which I don’t think is helping . Also my dog is forever licking and chewing his paws I can’t get him to stop . He’s also on tablets for this as well which are not helping him . I’m so frustrated for him as this has been going on for ages . Can any help please ?
     
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    Could it be an intolerance to something in his food? What are you feeding?

    Some dogs do badly on grains and chicken.
     
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    He eats organic food no nasty stuff
     
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    His food is grain free
     
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    Any chicken in it?
     
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    Well he was on salmon then beef now I’ve changed to chicken he loves this one but not the others
     
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    Was he better on the salmon or beef?

    Or of course, it could be an environmental trigger, either seasonal(like pollen) or a product you are using.

    What tablets is he on? We are trying to be helpful but more information would help.
     
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    Yes he has chicken but he’s only been in chicken for about 4 days . This paw licking and itchy skin has been going on for ages
     
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    I’m not at home at the moment I can’t recall what the tablets are called but when I get home I’ll post you the name . I think there a kind of antehistamne
     
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    Yes I think he may have been better on the beef and salmon . I’ll have to swap his meat round and se how he gets on
     
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    I’ve got the name of the tablets he is on for his paw licking .. apoquel
     
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    If it is seasonal what could I use to relieve him
     
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    You could wash him in plain water after every trip outside.
     
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    Oh, I just noticed you put the name of the tablet above your last post.

    If they aren't working it may not be an allergy. Have you told your vet they don't work?
     
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    No not yet I wanted him to have the full 2 weeks worth before I went back to the vets
     
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    Check the number of proteins in the foods you feed. One of mine used to be very itchy and the solution was switching to food with just one source of protein.

    The difference was night and day. From constant itching to none
     
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    Ok I will do this thank you
     
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    This idea is not really practical as he’s always in and out all day ! I’d be forever. Washing him not really ideal
     
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    That's a shame. Hopefully it is the food then.

    If you are changing to a single protein, try to use something he hasn't had before like goat, ostrich or kangaroo. Make sure he eats nothing else for 6 weeks so you don't contaminate the results. If he improves you can try introducing one other thing like chicken for a few weeks, if he itches again you will know the cause.
     
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