My mini dachshund......

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by love_a_duck, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. love_a_duck

    love_a_duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Her name is Mini Me.
    Of course, she is the best dog ever!

    I just took her outside, and noticed that she has gnawed the area above her tail so it is bleeding!
    she is constantly gnawing and chewing on herself.

    How can I help until I get her to the vet on Monday?
    She is eating and drinking water as usual, and has regular bowel movements.

    Thank you for any help,
    Beth
     
  2. Fawkes

    Fawkes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like she may have fleas? Dogs are most affected by fleas near their base of their tail. Even one flea could that set that off in a dog that is allergic to fleas.
     
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    sometimes a very small dose of bendadryl cab help with itching but it will make her tierd [​IMG]
     
  4. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She very well may have a food allergy if not a parasite like fleas. The dose for Benadryl is 1mg per lb. Getting her to your vet is your best bet! Good luck!
     
  5. love_a_duck

    love_a_duck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you very much everyone.
    she seems to be sleeping (fitfully now), but i will try a tiny bit of benadryl if she wakes up.
    poor girl, i dont see fleas, but she is sure acting like she is having a reaction to them.

    beth
     
  6. chickenlips1954

    chickenlips1954 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She may have a food allergy. This happened to our pitbull and when we took her off her regular food and used one containing lamb and rice the problem disappeared.
     
  7. hannakat

    hannakat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Benadryl .... definitely.

    Hope she saw her doc and is feeling better!
     

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