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My dog constantly scratches drawing blood around the head

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My dog constantly scratches drawing blood around the head
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

How long has Luka been scratching like this?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Quite awhile we seem get it under control with antibiotics and conditioners. It's horrible to me
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Does she lose sleep itching?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My number
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My dog is just torn up from scratching and biting..
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry I wasn't available at the time, if we are online together again I could do a call with you.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

In the meantime, I'm suspicious of two different things.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

We see many different conditions that are itchy, but few cause this kind of extreme itching that causes them to damage their own skin.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Based on what you describe, I wonder if she might have either a flea allergy (which can continue in spite of the flea shampoo) or sarcoptic mange. Has your vet ever tried to treat her for suspected mange?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She fine if I can get fleas under control.
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

OK, we just need to use a better product than flea shampoo then. Have you used topicals in the past? Things like Frontline or Advantix for example?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
but the stuff is expensive
Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.

Yes, but they are very effective! Another option would be a Seresto collar. These are more expensive as an initial investment, but are less expensive over the long run. Each collar lasts 8 months.

Expert:  brisadog replied 1 year ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Luka. How is everything going?
Dr. Susan

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