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07-25-2011 02:05 AM #1Junior Member
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Re: Endless itching
sounds like she has allergies. the zits are a secondary staph infection from her scratching all the time. she's a little young for it to be food related, but i wouldn't rule out a food allergy completely. what are you feeding her? most likely it is something in her environment that's causing her to itch. it could be anything from grass to dust mites to fleas to human skin dander to a certain kind of tree to the kind of shampoo you use on her. those are just a few of the many things it could be.
if i were you, i'd take her to the vet to rule out skin issues/parasites such as mange, fleas, or fungus. they can also give you an antibiotic to help clear up her staph infection.
otherwise to help with allergies, you can give her a zyrtec once a day. it's easier to dose than benedryl and in my experience has better effect. any dog over 20# will get a full 10mg tablet once daily. you can get the generic really cheap from sam's club. also, make sure you're feeding a decent quality diet.
07-25-2011 01:14 PM #4Choice Member
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