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« on: August 17, 2006, 11:46:12 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2006, 12:45:48 AM »

Wow DEL.. you are awesome.... Thanks so much for sharing this info with us.. you're the best  Hug
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« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2006, 02:22:33 PM »

BRAVO clapping Del for yet another must-read, must-sticky post! clapping Not Worthy

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2006, 02:11:13 PM »

blush   blush   blush  The pleasure was all mine Jane, Karen and Theresa.

I had read some information about skin conditions..... will post those after I've organized it somewhat original
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« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2006, 01:08:25 AM »

I noticed that Mattie was scratching allot and I changed her dog food and I also have been giving her baths with oatmeal shampoo hoping that this would stop her from scratching crybaby well it didn't. I than took her to the vet and he gave her a shot and said it should help but, it could last up to 3 weeks and he was right so now she is now taking Prednisolone pills. I'm hoping this will help.
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« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2006, 01:56:55 PM »

Gawd Del!!!! blink

Thanks so much for all the work you do for all us Bichon crazies wacko .....it must take you forever to not only find all this information but then type it all out for us and making sure we can understand it.

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Of course I have no clue why I'm surprised.....just a couple of weeks ago I spent HOURS reading through your treatise on Bichons in Singapore and the Singapore Show Scene....I can't imagine how long THOSE must have taken you. crazy
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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2006, 02:31:07 AM »

Well you have excelled again Del.  I will read and re read all this so I take it all in.
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« Reply #15 on: September 26, 2006, 02:24:24 PM »

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« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2006, 04:31:41 AM »

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« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2007, 05:03:10 AM »

Update... We have been using the Advoderm for a few weeks now and she is still itchy!  No, absolutely no nasty fleas.  She is still getting a few, very small, itchy spots.  She doesn't lose any hair from them except maybe a tiny bit from scratching, but no bald spots.  We havn't added the extra fish oil yet.  I called Mud Bay again and I can take my leftover (40 lb bag) and trade it for another type of food.  They mentioned a few that I can try, so I think I will take her with me and let them see her.  I have also called the vet and I will be taking her in.
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« Reply #20 on: February 01, 2007, 09:57:11 AM »

Good Luck! Let us know what the Vet says. K?
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« Reply #21 on: February 01, 2007, 11:29:57 AM »

We havn't added the extra fish oil yet. 

Fish oil made Princess puke something fierce!!!!!
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« Reply #22 on: February 01, 2007, 02:28:41 PM »

We havn't added the extra fish oil yet. 

Fish oil made Princess puke something fierce!!!!!

EEEWWW  That's not good!  Poor Princess!  I can't stand it when they are feeling yucky.  It makes me sad to see it. 

Zoe will be seeing the vet, the first part of next week.  I will let you all know what she says.
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« Reply #23 on: February 01, 2007, 06:42:35 PM »

Keep us updated on Zoe........ Good Luck at the vets  flowers
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« Reply #24 on: April 27, 2007, 07:54:25 AM »

This thread is great! Poor ole Fonz has gotten rid of the fleas ( well here & there but the tablets do the trick ) Now the poor boy has red raw skin ARGHHHH. I have just smeared him in aloe vera from the info in this thread. What a great site, I love it. swing
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« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2007, 02:17:09 PM »

 I had tried the fish oil, the benadryl, and prednisone, and 4 different kinds of kibble, nothing worked.  The one thing that helped Missy stop her icheys is Heska F.A. Granules.  It is dry granules that you sprinkle on her food (amount according to weight of dog).  This is an omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids.  It has really helped.  But took about 2 months of regular use before it worked for good.  She has been on it for about 1 and half years now. The best price to find it is at www.natural-pet.stores.yahoo.net.  I now feed her Eagle Pack Duck kibbles.  She loves it.
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« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2008, 05:18:09 AM »

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« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2008, 09:29:05 AM »

Just wanted to second Suzy's thoughts - my immune system is already virtually non-existant and I'm only 25! Oh My
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« Reply #28 on: June 05, 2008, 04:06:38 AM »

Hi there,

We have a bichon, about two year old boy, Snoopy. He is such a happy little guy but he has a terrible itching problem. We have had him on numerous foods, different shampoos, to the vet twice, prednison..... He has had to wear a cone because he has scratched himself so badly that he bled in a number of places. He has been getting really bad again since his last prednison treatment. We can't afford to bring him to the vet again but want to do something. We are thinking to put him on Benadryl but don't know what would be a proper dosage. Can anyone please share some suggestions....We rescued him, but I feel as though he needs to be rescued again.

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« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2009, 09:58:42 PM »

Thanks for all that info........meo got few bald spots too.....I had to change his dog food.........

Any suggestions will help.
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« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2011, 09:40:13 AM »

I recommend you use oatmeal soap. It will surely remove the itch from allergies or other factors.
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« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2011, 06:22:21 PM »

Pauly just came back from the vet with a $235.00 bill only for her to tell me that it was bugs bites. Now..this exact same outbreak happened last year to the day! In the exact same places (front and rear bottom of paws and on his side). Now she says he also has an ear infection but shows no signs of this at all. I questioned that rather then just treating what was going on, lets try to find out WHY this happens at the extact same time every year. No answer...no help. I am beside myself at the condition of my poor guy who now has a halo on to allow the bites to heal. 5 meds plus a topical cream.
Do not misunderstand me, I do not care how much the bill was or what I have to do to help him. But to tell me that it is from bug bites is just crazy. The same bug came back from last year?? lol
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« Reply #32 on: March 31, 2012, 07:11:07 AM »

Can dogs take medications for itchiness? I was hoping that Clartitin will do the trick.
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« Reply #33 on: April 05, 2012, 04:20:32 PM »

Can dogs take medications for itchiness? I was hoping that Clartitin will do the trick.

I doubt they can take Claritin, but they can usually take small doses of Benadryl
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« Reply #34 on: January 22, 2013, 12:44:53 AM »

Thanks Del the information about the steroid shots and benadryl has been very helpful.  Bailey just started itching about a month ago I've tried switching his food,taking him to vet and having the groomer use non soap oatmeal shampoo.
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« Reply #35 on: January 22, 2013, 01:30:29 AM »

Hailey - Just a thought ... Sumo has had problems with itchy skin in the past.  I did the same thing and switched him to oatmeal shampoo.  I can't find the article I read ... but if the dog is allergic to oatmeal then the problem could just be getting worse because of the shampoo.  I had already figured out he was allergic to oatmeal so I made the switch to a non oatmeal shampoo and he doesn't itch like he used to.

Just an idea  original  Good luck!  I know how uncomfortable they look when they are itchy.
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« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2016, 06:14:40 PM »

Am I going crazy, or all Del's posts gone??

Darwin has multiple red itchy areas and I came here to check before posting a question- but nothing is there except individual replies??
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« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2016, 06:49:09 PM »

No, they're not gone. Remember that this is the third page of the thread. Eddel's comments can be found on page 1; just click the numeral one. I am sorry to hear that Darwin is having trouble.  I can't remember where he lives; could hot weather be affecting him?

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« Reply #38 on: August 16, 2016, 06:50:51 PM »

Sorry to be wrong; double-checking, I see the post but not the content.
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« Reply #39 on: August 16, 2016, 07:30:11 PM »

Yes, that's what I mean- there is nothing inside the post. I am assuming Darwin has allergies because he has also been wheezing and sneezing. Trying to avoid going back to the vet again, but I might have to.
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« Reply #40 on: August 21, 2016, 05:12:15 PM »

We did allergy testing with Abby and it was so worthwhile.It is expensive,but saved much more in vets fees and stress and suffering
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« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2016, 07:07:59 PM »

That's interesting Alison. Did she end up on medication, or were you able to just avoid the allergen? I switched Darwin's food back to wellness core grain free low fat, which he ate for years with no problem except that he seemed to lose interest in it. I shaved his belly, groin, and tail fur and have been putting vetricin spray on it. He has a vet appointment Friday, but I want to go into it have thought about the best way to go forward.
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