My mini dachshund......

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

  1. love_a_duck

    love_a_duck Songster

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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    Benadryl .... definitely.

    Hope she saw her doc and is feeling better!
     

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