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  1. Rash Under Belly

    Dog Health
    My dachsund gets this red rash under his belly often. The vet gives us itching cream but doesn't know what it is or how to avoid it. We tried switching foods, and he has even moved. Rarely on his chest, not often on legs. ALWAYS around his back/inner thighs and lower belly. Attached is a...
  2. Alergy or sensativity?

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    Hi everyone! I have 2 one year Wheaten Terriers. Over the past 6 months Quinn has developed what the vet believes is a food allergy. It started with circular sores on his abdomen. Ring worm was ruled out. Vet says bacterial infection. Meds seemed to handle it. Then he started to develop more...
  3. HELP!!! German Shepherd Skin Troubles

    Dog Health
    Hello everyone, My name is Tyler and I have a two year old German Shepherd named Gunner. Since I first got him we have been battling skin, itching, and hot spot issues. Our first time to the vet I was told just to keep an eye on it since he was such a young pup. Bath him with the soap the...
  4. itchy skin - scratching at night (not fleas)

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    Hi guys, Our dog is about a year old, a Lab/Border Collie mix. We adopted him from a shelter about 4 months ago. From the start, he scratched a lot - however he absolutely does not have fleas. He has had flea meds anyway, just in case. It seems to happen mostly at night, and he mostly...
  5. Shih Tzu Puppy w/ Confusing Symptoms

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    I'm new to the forum but so glad I've found it. I really need help! I'm so sorry this is so long but felt you need all the info ... thank you for reading it all! I have an 11 mo. old male puppy (Gizzy) that was added to our family at 4 mo. old. He is so sweet and very intelligent. Head...
  6. Allergic Reaction to NexGuard

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    Our 14 month old Golden, BILLY, had a reaction 1 hour after taking NexGuard. Agitated, itching out of control, blood red inside his ears and belly. I used compresses and finally gave him a benedryl. The vet said he can have 3 benedryl for his size, 82 lbs, 3 times a day. She had never seen or...
  7. Hot Spot on withers

    Dog Health
    So Cobber has been on a fish-based, limited-ingredient diet for a month or so now to address his loose-poop issues that he's had ever since I first got him a year ago. That food switch really seemed to help and the poop has been a lot firmer (yay!). So poultry is out (no chicken, turkey or...
  8. Hi,

    Introductions
    Hi, look forward to being part of the community. I have 5 dogs. 3 German Shepherds, one dachshund and one orphaned dog. They are my babies.... They give me so much love and protection? Incredibly loyal too. I don't know what I would do without them. I am sure all of you who has dogs will know...
  9. Need help. Took in a dog from the street.

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    Hi everyone, I need some help, I'm starting to get desperate. 2 1/2 months ago I took in a dog I found on the street. He is a black labrador, 5 years old. He is very kind and good natured. He is my first dog. He was abandoned because the family he lived with left town (I mean, because the...
  10. What to look for/avoid in food

    Dog Food
    My boy is having a tough time at the moment he's a little unwell he's doing a lot of itching/scratching. I suspected a food allergy/skin condition so went to the pet shop (to get flea treatment to rule out fleas), explained our situation and she gave me a sample bag of the families own pet food...
  11. Help, hair falling out and pests urgent

    Dog Health
    My sister's dog has been scratching/biting his neck so much, he's losing the fur at that spot. What's left in its place are these odd red dots. Any idea what it could be? And how to fix it?
  12. Possible solutions for unexplained itching above the tail

    Dog Health
    I have a Shih Tzu that is a little over a year old. He has been neutered, and he is groomed every six weeks or so. He's about nine pounds, and is fed a rotation of wet and dry food, with plenty of treats in between. He tends to get himself dirty and gross, so he is normally bathed every three...
  13. Always itchy?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    sorry if I should have posted this in health, but my mom's pomeranian pebbles has been to the vet and they didn't find any reason for it. She is just always itchy, she rubs her back against the under side of furniture until its raw unless we watch her and stop her. And makes these weird groaning...
  14. Help! Scratching Dog leaves Patch PLEASE HELP!

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    Please help! I am a first time dog owner and I have had my pit (which is now one year old) since she was 8weeks old. Everything has been great since we got her and has been a great addition to my family! Although... Two days ago I noticed a patch on hair missing on her left shoulder slightly...
  15. New puppy has a food allergy?

    Dog Health
    Hi. We just got an 8 week old pitbull puppy a couple of days ago. I bought her first vaccine on the way home and administered it before bed time. We hadn't bought any puppy chow yet because we weren't sure if we would be purchasing a dog or not. So, for supper she had some of our bigger...
  16. HELP! My dog has sores around dogs eyes

    Dog Health
    Hi, I am looking for some help because I have now taken my dog to 2 different vets and the results have been minimal. My year old dog, Sequoia, had an ear infection about 2 weeks ago. I gave her the topical ointment the vet prescribed and it cleared up, but she developed open sores similar to...
  17. Chronic Itching and Pinkened Skin

    Dog Health
    My Lil Man is a little over 2 1/2 yrs old. He is a Jack Russel Sheltie mix. We had rescued when he was about 4 months old. His previous owners were down right savage toward him. He was beaten by little kids and ran over by bicycles and left in a bathroom locked up for hours one end (like 8-10...
  18. My Dog won't stop scratching and doesn't have fleas

    Dog Health
    Okay, here it goes!: My puppy is a wonderful 9 month old border collie/shepherd/lab mix (not too sure but he definitely has collie in him) and has developed a very bad itch. His itch because he has fleas (we've checked several time and had him checked, nothing!), he has no hot spots, no...
  19. Chihuahua's neutered and E-collar is failing!

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    My two chihuahua boys were neutered on Friday Feb. 24th. Today is the third day and it looks pretty bad. They both are wearing the E-Collar. But, in is this incident they are using the collar to "itch" their incision/"sack." It is getting very red and swollen. I spoke with the vet and they won't...
  20. My Boxer will not stop itching everywhere??

    Dog Health
    I have a 6 year old Boxer whom out of no where has been itching non-stop all over his body. He licks & bites his feet along with everywhere else. It keeps him up all night. I have taken him to the vet & they ruled out fleas, and mites. They told me it's probably allergies. I haven't done...
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