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Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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this is the secound time I am asking you to help me with my dog who is biting herself until she bleeds. I gave my debit card information but did not get an answer how to help her
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 10 months ago.

Hello, thanks for the question. Sorry you are having issues with the site.

It sounds like you may be dealing with a combination of flea allergy dermatitis and generalized allergies. This is something that will require allergy testing to know for sure. The treatment is then with a combination of antibiotics for the secondary infections, steroids to help get the inflammation under control and allergy serum to control the underlying allergy. You also need to get the fleas under control. I prefer to use multiple topical flea preventatives every 2-4 weeks. Alternating products can help a lot. Flea shampoos, sprays and collars are pretty worthless.

Here is some info on fleas:

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=3237

Here is some info on allergies and immuno-therapy:

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2604

http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=2430

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.