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Dixie is either allergic to something or has developed an Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder. BY that I mean that the more that Dixie scratches, the more irritated the skin becomes causing her to scratch more and so on. You have to stop this circle effect and the treatment for this is as follows:
Apply Betadine to the areas that appear red or irritated every 8 hrs. Clip away all the hair in this area. This is a skin infection called a pyoderma caused by the irritation. These can both be purchased at the pharmacy over the counter.1 Give Benadryl at 1 mg per pound every 12 hrs for 10 days.Bath weekly with Malaseb or Dermaplex which will remove the scabs or flakes. This can be purchased at the pet store or online.If there is no response, then your vet will have to run tests such as skin scrapings and cultures to determine the cause and then they will treat according to these results.
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