08-03-2011, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by ontheairship
My dog Beau is a 3yr old yorkie and its worst in the summer but all year round he's got these little bumps on his lower back/hind quarters that drive him crazy. I used to work as a kennel technician at an animal hospital and the dr. there suggested it could be flea allergies even if he doesn't currently have a "flea infestation". He's an inside dog and really only goes outside to use to bathroom and go visit my parents as he gets most of his excersize running like crazy around my apartment
. She had me put him on Comfortis flea preventative for a few months to see if anything changed. About two months later I got let go and haven't really had the money to keep up on it. He still eats his regular food (Original Wellness Core) and gets all natural treats, but I haven't had the extra cash for flea prevention. I know its bad and irresponsible of me but I've heard so many horror stories about the cheaper stuff that I'm scared to buy any of it for him. Sometimes after he itches his skin will get red but its mostly just dry, flaky, bumps.
I was wondering if anyone else deals with this and if there is any other cause for this. I know I should take him to the vet but for the time being I just want to make him comfortable and stop itching. The Comfortis didn't really make a huge difference but he was only on it for a short time. Since I've had him (9 weeks old) he's been on Innova puppy and adult, Natural Balance, and now Wellness Core (he's a super picky eater but loves his Wellness) and while he's always had this problem I fell like it's the worst in the last couple of months, reaching all the way up to the back of his neck. It's not on his belly just on his back and back legs. I've been looking into a more natural lifestyle and might try a home made approach to flea control. Has anyone had any success with this? Can anyone suggest any other cause/treatment? We bathe him in Fresh n' Clean oatmeal and baking soda shampoo because it smells good and seems to help just after his bath. Any suggestions on shampoo?
Really any input would help but please try to avoid any negativity about how I should take him to the vet, I know I should I just don't have the money to right now. Thanks
Hi,Just wondering if you found the cure for this because my yorkie just developed something like this the last week she has pimples over her back and dandruff skin flaking, I was leaning towards the shampoo we changed to or even the new dog food but I also give her fresh fruits but I think it's the shampoo but not sure ! when I brushed her the pimples came out worst, she does have a allergy that she gets in her feet long before this and I was told by the vet to try claritan and I did and also some sab her prescribed which the sab does work but I'm concerned about these pimples !