|09-26-2013 11:13 PM|
Oh Thank you!! I do ask him to stop and rub the area myself and I know it is itchy because his hindleg will start the scratching motion in air and he looks almost blissful I usually rub a bit of coconut oil into his skin as it does feel a bit dry. I will look for those products.
|09-26-2013 10:57 PM|
|Mary Beth||I agree with you it could be the cheese and the Natural Balance Rolls. You may want to try freeze dried chicken liver for treats. But he is licking and biting that also could be making it worse. You may want to try coconut oil (there are threads on that) - you can apply it to the area and it won't hurt him if he licks it off, and also add it to his food. It also may help if you redirect him with a toy (I recommend a squeaky toy that is soft and encourage your dog to bite that and lick it) or even just say his name, and when he looks up, praise, when he starts to lick and bite and even use a spray. The idea is to break the cycle. My Sting had that on his inside front right leg - I think it started as a bug bite, then he kept licking and biting and making it worse. It would heal up, but then as the hair grew back, it itched, so he licked and bit again and the rash came back. The vet said that it was obsessive compulsive behavior and not an allergy. So it got Natural Touch Chew Not for Dogs. It has tree oil in to help the healing and a bitter taste to repel the licking. I also gave him HomeoPet Skin & Itch drops. It is all healed up. That may not be the case with your dog, but a vet will know if it is or is something else.|
|09-26-2013 05:42 PM|
Rash on foreleg, I am not sure what
I am posting here because his vet left the practice (as I discovered just now), and they tell me she has not set up a new office anywhere yet. I dont have her number. I am calling around for a veterinary dermatologist who can see him right away.
But in the meantime can someone please tell me what would help. He has always been a bit itchy which almost disppeared once we switched to Orijen. I think I can fairly guess he is allergic to wheat and grains. But turkey hot dogs and cheese give him diarrhea as well.
The rash started shortly after he got his rabies and lupo vaccine ( about 2 weeks ago), it got better for a couple of days, the area turned brown but he was definitely not itching anymore, and the skin seemed to be on the mend. Recently we started using Natural Balance rolls for training and the trainers have also used cheese at times. And this seems to me to be the cause. And the rash is back It is raised red bumps on the inside elbow of his right foreleg, which he is licking a lot and biting.
Is there any diet aid that could help him? Probiotics, tripe....?