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Is the scratching a new problem?
Does she have any hair loss or red skin?
What do you currently feed her? Brand and type?
What do you use for flea control?
How often do you bathe her? What do you use?
You can give an antihistamine.
Benadryl at a dose of 1 mg per pound every 12 hours. So if she weighs 10 pounds, she would get 10 mg of benadryl twice a day.
She can take other antihistamines as well if benadryl does not work.
You can use over the counter hydrocortisone spray, or cream, on the affected areas every 3-4 hours.
I use resicort leave in hydrocortisone conditioner.
Adding fish oil, for omega 3 fatty acids, to their diet can help with itching.
You can also try witch hazel and aloe vera gel.
I hope this helps.
How much does she weigh?
Would you like doses for other antihistamines too?
she is 41/2 ibs and I have tried benadryle and she will not take it no how.
She would get 100 to 200 mg of fish oil a day. You can get it at walmart, the drug store, or the health food store. It comes in liquid or capsules that you can pop open with a pin and dribble on the food.
Try giving her 1/4 of a zyrtec tablet once a day. It will be a tiny pill. It does not taste like anything. Put it in cheese or peanut butter. Whatever is her favorite.