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I am sorry to hear Mia is having this issue. According to the information on the product it should only be used 2-3 times weekly (CLICK HERE)
I can give you some basic guidelines but if there is no change please consider a veterinary exam tomorrow if you are able to determine the underlying cause and more aggressive ways to control the symptoms
- Benadryl 1 mg/ pound every 8-12 hours for itch to confirm the dose for your dog, as a Pit you likely can administer a higher dose than you currently are using. It may cause mild sedation initially- Oatmeal-based dog shampoo three times weekly to control the itch with ten minutes contact time before rinsing. This will help to soothe the skin and if there is a contact allergy it will rinse away the allergen- Ensure the fish oil supplement has 1500 mg EPA & DHA daily. This will help skin and coat health but can take 2-4 weeks to take full effect- Ensure you are feeding a high quality diet with no by products which can cause itchiness in some dogsI hope this information makes sense and gives you a starting point for how to control his symptoms. Please let me know how else I can assist you both this evening
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