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Old 11-30-2013, 09:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Brody our 4 month old pup seems to be itching a lot, he gets frequent bath with flea shampoo, he's on frontline and comfortis, but he's still biting and scratching. We're thinking of bathing him in a shampoo for dry skin. Any ideas? Thanks mike
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Old 11-30-2013, 10:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My puppy is the same at 10 weeks. I tried an oatmeal shampoo to alleviate the itching but I don't think it worked.....
My breeder said that she wouldn't be surprised if it was her adult coat that was coming through so maybe that it...

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Could be allergic to shampoo or front line?

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Does he have fleas? All of the bathing could be drying his skin out.
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Lloyd was pretty similar at that age. I backed off on the shampooing to once a month or so and added a bit of olive oil in with his food a bit. Seemed to help a bit, but still a crazy itcher. Now at 6 months, probably doesnt scratch more than 3 times a day, so I'm thinking it was the adult coat growing.
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becareful how often you bathe him with a flea shampoo. maybe he
he needs an allergy test. long shot but maybe it's something in the
water. give him bottled water for a while and see what happens or
boil his water before giving it to him.

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Brody our 4 month old pup seems to be itching a lot, he gets frequent bath with flea shampoo, he's on frontline and comfortis, but he's still biting and scratching. We're thinking of bathing him in a shampoo for dry skin. Any ideas? Thanks mike
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Old 12-01-2013, 11:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Unless your pup is constantly getting into something, no need to bath him that frequently. Not sure where you are located, but is it necessary to treat for fleas regularly? One of mine is a scratcher, she has had issues with allergies in the past, but seems to be decreasing as she matures. Have you tried using salmon oil or coconut oil?
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:54 AM   #8 (permalink)
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My gsd(11 mo) went through a scratching phase. Couldnt tell if it was allergy, we noticed it when we switched him to kibble from raw. We went back to raw. Now, he doesnt scratch, his poop is healthy and his coat is beautiful, not course. There are so many crappy kibble, its like going to mcdonalds. And he poops less, and his poop doesnt have that stinky kibble smell.


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Brody our 4 month old pup seems to be itching a lot, he gets frequent bath with flea shampoo, he's on frontline and comfortis, but he's still biting and scratching. We're thinking of bathing him in a shampoo for dry skin. Any ideas? Thanks mike
The Whole Dog Journal has a good article on the use of virgin coconut oil. See,s to be the "new" miracle supplement. It also talk about using it for skin issues.
By the way The WDJ is an awesome magazin about holistic treatment, food and training.
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My 1 year old has been very itchy as well...no fleas, had her bathed with an oatmeal shampoo last time, and then I decided to go grain free to see if that could help...I took all grain away including treats. Her itching has greatly decreased. She gets a little grain now in treats, but overall is much better!


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