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Dogs itching - any suggestions as to why?

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by pbjmaker, Nov 28, 2010.

  1. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    My 4 small dogs have started itching like crazy lately. They do not have fleas. They were down at my parents house playing in tall grass though right before it all started. Does anyone have any idea of what could be causing this insane itching? We flea dipped them just in case, but didn't see anything on them.
     
  2. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    We had a dog once that was allergic to grass. She would scratch and bite her fur off digging at her skin. Perhaps that could be it? You might also see if any of their food has changed recently.
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    4 dogs started itching at once. Do you live in "chigger land'?
     
  4. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    While I am sure there are chiggers here in Iowa, it has been very cold out so it is not chigger season...

    I had thought of that
     
  5. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    did they fertilize their lawn recently? maybe it pollen in grass did u have storm there[windy]? maybe the skin got dry due to the cold weather n u bring them into a hot dry home[heat is on now in home].
     
  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    If nothing else, try a natural dog food. An allergy to corn or another food would not be uncommon.
     
  7. michickenwrangler

    michickenwrangler To Finish Is To Win

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    Could be diet or a food allergy. Maybe add some raw ACV or brewer's yeast to the diet and see if it makes a difference.
     
  8. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    They have been eating grain free food for the last three months. Either TOTW or Diamonds naturals. They all have very healthy looking coats, almost glittery [​IMG]

    I used avoderm shampoo and conditioner on them and today I finally gave them all some benedryl.

    I will take the worst one into the vet if it doesn't clear up in the next couple of days.

    Can they get poison ivy but not blister like humans? My mom did have some poison ivy under her LP tank and they were under there. She sprayed this summer to get rid of it though.
     
  9. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    AR
    I had a beagle with allergies. She was tested and was allergic to... Lots of different kinds of grasses, cedar, flea bites, beef, corn, wheat, and most other ingredients in pet food.
    Your problem might be the grasses. Good luck.
     
  10. sunflowerenvy

    sunflowerenvy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:bingo poison ivy keep giving them the benedryl.
     

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