I apologize beforehand for the long post but I'm trying to add all the details I can to help my baby!
I adopted a 10 month old rat terrier chihuahua when I lived in Oklahoma in 2010. Upon adopting her they informed me she had a "skin condition" and needed "one more treatment". I was young, just turned 18, and didn't really think to ask what she had.
Anyhow, i proceed to adopt her, they came to my residence the next morning, picked her up, took her to the appointment and brought her back to me. She was fine. Showed no symptoms of any skin disease or illnesses.
Fastfoward a few years and we move to Florida and for the first time she contracted fleas from my sister's 2 dogs, with whom we lived with. We got rid of the fleas but she still scratched and itched until she bled and had sores. I tried every shampoo, conditioner and spray at every pet and tack store in my county. I also tried gluten-free/grain-free diets. All with no avail. This went on for about a year before I moved out of my sister's to my own place during the week and weekends with my boyfriend. During this time she almost completely stops itching, her hair comes back etc. Fastfoward another year and I've moved in with my boyfriend and he's not a fan of animals and he always has a offputting disposition towards her, I ask him to stop tell him she doesn't like that, she's sensitive and so on. We've lived with him about 5 months now and she's back to itching her skin off.
I've taken her to the vet about 3 times over the past year to explain the situation and they look at her, tell me they don't see or cant find any causes and we go home $300 poorer and still no solution to her problem.
Another strange thing is that she's fine if I'm right beside her all day but as soon as I have to go to work, school, visit family and she's home alone, she nibbles, scratches spins, etc.
At night she sleeps fine, she doesn't need to get up to scratch. She doesn't smell or have flaky skin. She will become a little oliy from time to time but that's normal i think. The vet we go to suggests that she is older than what I think, she's could be 10 or 11 years old.
Sometimes I think she just has bad anxiety, sometimes I think it's allergies or the weather here in Florida (we're from Oklahoma), at times i think its part of her getting old?
Anyone have any ideas? Maybe something I could suggest the vet look for next time she has a visit?