02-17-2012, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Tess
She sound itchy. Why do you put wraps on her? What are they made of? Perhaps she is allergic to the materials in the wraps? Dogs are not horses. Do they really need supportive wraps? My dogs run miles a day, up and over granite cliffs, at least as strenuous as agility, and I never put anything on them.
Perhaps try not using wraps for a few weeks and see if the itchy stuff ceases. If that does not help, I'd investigate the possibility of a food allergy.
I remember reading somewhere that they didn't and it causes more problems than it fixes, but google scholar is currently failing me. (Well, besides pointing me to an interesting article about the mechanics of jumping dogs that I can't access). Anyone else know anything? I'll keep my eye out.
As to the licking, it does sound a lot like allergies. A talk to the vet may be in order. If you can't track down the specific food, you may want to ask your doctor about anti-histamines for your dog. Tesla's allergies are mostly manageable with diet, but were still affecting her a bit. Daily claritin takes care of the rest.
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