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Terrier mix dog chewing herself till bleeding..possible flea…

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Terrier mix dog chewing herself till bleeding..possible flea allergy started this....has been to vet and on steroids and clavamox 125 mg 2x a day...bath her with antiseptic shampoo 2-3 times a week.....help ...can not stop her chewing herself...also have a 60$ flea collar....susan
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I am sorry to hear about Weezie's itching so much.

Was she checked for skin mites? These are microscopic so we do "skin scrapings" and look at skin cells under a microscope.

If this is due to allergies, you might consider trying Apoquel, a new non steroid allergy medication.

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No one mentioned mites..l am taking.her to our vet to see..l like hearing of another med if allergy..she is really feeling bad..wont go out at all..thank u for your answer ..susan

Thank you for the great rating. Please let me know what you find out.

Apoquel works well in about 80% of dogs. I hope it helps her.

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Hi Susan,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Weezie. How is everything going?

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