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What to put on raw skin from itching?

I think Link has environmental allergies. He is 10 months old so had never been around during the fall. He recently starting itching. In his groin area (inside his left flank) he is chewing himself raw. Is there anything we can put on there to heal it quickly and to stop itching? Is there anything we can put on it to deter him from itching there? This is our first dog so not sure what to do.

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Re: What to put on raw skin from itching?


call the vet too they may want to see him

I'd give him some benadryl how 1 pill per 25 pounds

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Re: What to put on raw skin from itching?

Is that kids or adult pills?

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Re: What to put on raw skin from itching?

what are you feeding? Itching is often food allergies.

Re: benedryl. Its 1mg per lb, so a 25mg pill per 25lbs. Here's a good website with dosages of common human meds: http://www.diamondpaws.com/health/drugs.htm


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Re: What to put on raw skin from itching?

That is absolutely right its the adult 1 pill is 25 mg's

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Re: What to put on raw skin from itching?

Thanks

He is eating a RAW diet. Right now he had eaten chicken, beef, pork, pork kidney and liver and turkey. The itching was before we started it is just now getting worse. His ears are fine which I hear can be a food allergy thing too.

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Re: What to put on raw skin from itching?

You can buy hydrocortisone sprays for dogs from the petstore, try that in addition to the benedryl. I'd give him a bath with a very mild hypoallergenic shampoo like johnsons baby shampoo, and you could wipe him down with a damp rag after coming in to remove some allergens.


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Re: What to put on raw skin from itching?

Thanks Lin. Do you think it could be a food allergy though?

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Re: What to put on raw skin from itching?

No, if you're feeding raw I don't think its a food allergy though its still a possibility. Protein source allergies are more rare, its usually grain allergies. And allergies to raw is even more rare, I have an allergy cat that can't eat chicken, turkey, or beef in kibble or canned form but give her a hunk of raw meat and she's just fine. Some canned chicken food though and she breaks out in scabby hives.


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Re: What to put on raw skin from itching?

Cool. I had read about RAW and food allergies that is why I was assuming that this wasn't the problem. Thanks again.

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