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My 4 month old cocker spaniel puppy has been locking his

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My 4 month old cocker spaniel puppy has been locking his paws chewing on them and chewing on his all 4 legs till they bleed and he has NO fles any where on he's always been scratching seance I've had him at 8 weeks old and he did have fles then and so I would give him a bath to get them off and I would put him in a crate for the night when I go to bed and there was times that he would have accident and then I would have to give him a nother bath and then he got to where he don't have accidents in his creat and so now the locking chewing till he bleeds has gotten worse.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: Yes and there's not any sores there just pink and hot to the touch so is his body
JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?
Customer: His name is Blue
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Blue?
Customer: I took him for his 12 week shots and they said his cote was dry and that could be why he's scratching a lot and so they gave me a mousse to put on him 2X day called pramosooth mousse and to give him Benadryl to help with the itchiness and he still itches and now he's chewing till it bleeds
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Is there anything that I can do first before having to go to the vet and pay a high vet bill ????
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
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Expert:  jadedangel57 replied 2 months ago.

Hi JaCustomer,

My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

It may be that your dog is having an allergic reaction. An allergic reaction is often the cause when a dog is excessively licking and/or chewing their paws. Thyroid problems can also cause paw problems as well. It’s possible your dog has developed a secondary staph or yeast problem. If yeast you can try some miconazole cream to see if it helps but it isn’t a cure for underlying condition. If just his paws are affected then perhaps it is a contact allergy such as a cleaning agent on the carpet or a grass allergy or the allergic reaction is just developing after a change in food or diet.

You can try baby socks to prevent your dog from licking them. You can also give your dog some Benadryl. The dosage is up to 2 mg per pound every 8-12 hours. Start with 1 mg per pound first and see if it doesn’t help the situation and provide your dog with some relief.

Here is a site on dog allergies

http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/pet-health-information/article/animal-health/allergy-general-in-dogs/428

http://www.lbah.com/word/canine/skin-allergies/

You can also soak the paw in warm water with Epson salt then clean with hydrogen peroxide or iodine. You can use Neosporin or triple antibiotic cream on it as well as miconazole cream. I have a little more information but wanted to send this so far. .

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I've gave him Benadryl and all it does is make him sleepy and then he sleeps all day I had to stop giving it to him so he would be able to eat
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
He chews on his legs more to the point they bleed and back ones also I've gave him a hear cut Monday and found a spot that was yellow greenish on the back of his right leg and kept find other spots that have scabbed over
Expert:  jadedangel57 replied 2 months ago.

You might try changing diet to a unique protein and filler like venison and potato and soaking the paws and using the creams I suggested to help clear up the skin dermatitis that might be present. You might also want to use an e-collar on him to prevent his chewing. You can get e-collars (cone) at most pet stores. That will give the paws and legs time to heal.

Provide him with a kong toy with treat compartment. Fill with yogurt or peanut butter without Xylitol then freeze it. Give this to him to help keep his mouth occupied so he won't want to lick and chew on his legs.

If you can't figure what the allergen is then you might need to do allergy testing. If the vet did not test for mites, you might want to do that as well. Allergy testing can be expensive.

Benadryl just helps relieve the symptoms of the allergies. If it helped the itch he was experiencing then an allergy might be the cause. He is pretty young for a thyroid issue. Mange mites might cause intense itchiness but non contagious mites usually tend to strike the head first while the sarcoptic mange mites tend to start lower like the legs. A skin scraping would diagnose these. Read about this type here and treatment suggestions.

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+2111&aid=764

Yellowish green areas would indicate infection. I think you really need to have him seen. Try these resources to make the visit less expensive. Remember you get to determine what tests your vet performs, so ask what the tests they want to run are and the cost so you can make an informed decision on whether that particular test is necessary. I would start with a skin scraping. It is likely the vet will give an antibiotic, recommend a shampoo and prednisone to help with inflammation and itchiness.

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If he says allergies, you might ask him for information concerning Atopica which is helpful in cases where the allergen can not be avoided such as grasses and pollens.

I hope this information is helpful to you. If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to press the reply to expert or continue conversation button so I can address any issues you still have . If you do find this helpful, please take this opportunity to rate my answer positively so I am compensated for my time.

Expert:  jadedangel57 replied 2 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Customer
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I found a spray to help him with the itching the chew spots are Hilling now it's gotten better ... I've try to cancel my account how can I do so ?
Expert:  jadedangel57 replied 2 months ago.

Did you want to rate my answer positively so I am compensated for my time or cancel a subscription?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'm wanting to deactivate this account so I won't be charged any more then it already has
Expert:  jadedangel57 replied 2 months ago.

I'll transfer your request to customer service. I would appreciate it if you would take the opportunity to rate my answer positively if you found it helpful.

Expert:  jadedangel57 replied 2 months ago.

Hi again,

Just checking to see if you had found my answer helpful? Did customer service contact you about cancelling any future payments and possibly rating my answer?