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Hi this is DRB and I would love to help you with this. If your baby has no fleas there is absolutely only one thing that will cause this type of itching in a 5 month old dog.....and this diagnosis gets missed alot...... it is important/imperative with itching in dogs to not just treat the itching......one must treat the underlying cause of the itching. Simply put your dog has food allergic dermatitis, period......this is the only thing that will cause this type of itching in a puppy if no fleas are present. Tell your vet to get your dog on Prescription diet science diet DD venison and potato diet. Yo need to do a 12 food trial. During this time do not feed anything outside of the diet. NOTHING.....if you need to give her treats use pieces of the food. Also she must not take certain heratworm preventatives. You need to check about the Trifexis and make sure that the flavor in that is an artificial flavor and not true beef or any other true protein. Your vet can call the company and find out.I don't use trifexis so I don't know about that....if you do all that I have said you puppy will feel much better in a few weeks and 100 % better in 12 weeks.
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