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I have 2 mastiffs and they both have been scratching

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I have 2 bull mastiffs...
I have 2 bull mastiffs and they both have been scratching themselves, licking and chewing their paws. I have looked in between their pads on their paws and they are red.
Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago
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Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

Are either dog currently receiving any medications? has anything been tried and failed to work?

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No medications for the itching, licking and chewing. They did the same thing last year around summer at the same time that I gave them the flea and tick med Bravecto. Wondering if those are side effects of the med?
Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

It's very unlikely. What you're describing is more common with seasonal allergies, especially the licking of the feet.

I can give you some steps to take at home, Donnie, but if this does not help them they'll need to see your vet. Antihistamines often work well at home but once pets have begun damaging their skin they my need more aggressive therapy such as steroids to bring down inflammation and antibiotics to prevent or treat an infection on the skin. At home, I would try Zyrtec for them both. You can find this OTC at most any human pharmacy: http://www.aahneenah.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/antihistamines_dogs.pdf

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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago

Checking in. How is your companion today?

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Dog Veterinarian: PitRottMommy, Veterinary Nurse replied 11 months ago
Hi Donnie,

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

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