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Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Samanthaleigh94, Feb 10, 2019.


  1. Samanthaleigh94

    Samanthaleigh94 PetForums Newbie

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    I have had the most beautiful miniature dachshund for just over a week now, he is nearly 10 weeks old and as cute as they come. This is something I have wanted for a long as I can remember and it is breaking my heart that I am struggling. I’m here for genuine advice, not judgement, I have that area covered already.

    I have always struggled with overly sensitive skin - 9 days in and my skin is so sore that I’m struggling to have him touch me nevermind be able to cuddle him. All my arms and legs are 1 constant rash and if he licks me I come out in a rash with painful spots I am taking 2 strong allergy tablets a day, using a cream and wearing long sleeves to avoid direct contact. The lack of contact is making training near impossible.

    I am in over my head and I’m not sure what to do. I bought him as I spend a lot of time on my own, as company for me and to aid in mild on going mental health issues but as it is, it’s heightening my anxiety and I’m just left in pain.

    As he gets older will this subside? Has anyone experienced this before?
    Any general advice would be amazing as I don’t feel I can tell the people around me. I don’t want to say I’m struggling when this is what I have wanted for over 20 years. He’s well socialised and loves everyone, it’s like I’m watching him make bonds with people that I’m not getting as I can’t touch him.

    I don’t want to admit defeat, I’m looking for a light at the end of the tunnel.
     
  2. Boxer123

    Boxer123 PetForums VIP

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    Have you been to your doctor? Have you experienced allergies in the past with dogs ? Is there any chance the rash is a stress reaction? (Puppies are stressful)
     
  3. Picklelily

    Picklelily PetForums VIP

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    There are a few things you can try

    1. Get a vet check on the puppy -mites, fleas, skin issues
    2. Bath the puppy in a mild shampoo
    3. apply petalcleanse https://www.amazon.co.uk/PetalClean...=1549830530&sr=8-1&keywords=petal+cleanse+dog
    4. try antihistamines for yourself
    5. I found I reacted to my dog when I first got her as she had been fed on cheap dog food. I'm not suggesting you instantly change food as it could be bad for the puppy a gradual change, however, could help.
     
  4. Linda Weasel

    Linda Weasel PetForums VIP

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    Also flea treatment in her coat could be causing this if you are sensitive to it.
     
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