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My dog is very itchy and scratching quite a bit. I havent
My dog is very itchy and scratching quite a bit. I havent seen any fleas on him but have treated him just incase. I checked him again this evening and noticed some areas with dry blood, im assuming fr… read more
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My 5 month old german shephard has been scratching and
My 5 month old german shephard has been scratching and losing her hair. She has been to the vet numerous times and been on antibiotics, prednisone, allergy pills to no avail. She is on really good gra… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
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I have a cavalier dog (6 months old). She scratches a lot. I
I have a king charles cavalier dog (6 months old). She scratches a lot. I have thoroughly checked her for fleas and she doesn't have any fleas. I have given her flea meds, flea baths, comb her regular… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
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I have a young female shih tzu and she is constantly itching
I have a young female shih tzu and she is constantly itching herself raw. I was told they were hot spots. I bath her weekly. She is currently eating Royal Canin for shih tzu puppies. What should we do… read more
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Dr. Emily
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Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
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My Tzu (rescue dog - Oreo) has severe allergies, She
My shits Tzu (rescue dog - Oreo) has severe allergies, She has itched and bit her left hind quarter until it is taw. Her bellie looks like a piece of raw meat. Recently I took her to the vet for an in… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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My dog skin felt irritated like scaly, seemed dry. Turned
My dog skin felt irritated like scaly, seemed dry. Turned freckily, since her last bathing last weekend.… read more
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Dr. Gabby
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My 2 year old white Terrier mix has very itchy skin. I adopted
My 2 year old white Terrier mix has very itchy skin. I adopted her from the shelter when she was 4 months old. She had been in isolation while they treated her for mange, but she was beautiful when i … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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dog: scratching..develop hot spots around the hips.
We live in AZ and summer in WA. My dog begins scratching after 1 month. She seems to develop hot spots around the hips. What can I do? She is small with short hair.. thanks… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,426 satisfied customers
My dog wont stop scratching. I have Dlta Cortef 5mg here
My dog won't stop scratching. I have Dlta Cortef 5mg here (which I have marked for itchy skin), but also Microlone 5mg which appears (may) be for the same condition. Which would you recommend I use… read more
Dr. Susan
Dr. Susan
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Not able to afford continued vet bills, and definitely not a dermatologist to find out all
Not able to afford continued vet bills, and definitely not a dermatologist to find out allergies. Are there any home remedies we might try, or can you recommend a "prophylactic" course of medication t… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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My Bichon Frise 8 month old puppy scratches constantly. He
My Bichon Frise 8 month old puppy scratches constantly. He has dark marking under each eye, like a discharge but not wet or mucous. I've tried itch remedies found on the internet, Gold Bond powder, oa… read more
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Dr. Louis Gotthelf
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5 year old chocolate lab. Has severe dry skin and hair is
5 year old chocolate lab. Has severe dry skin and hair is very flat and coarse, there are small patches of hair loss beginning. There are also very small sores in some places not all. She scratches an… read more
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Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
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We have a Blue Heeler mix female that is 4 years old. Shortly
We have a Blue Heeler mix female that is 4 years old. Shortly after we got her, (3 years ago) she started to develop a skin rash and is always chewing her paws. As time has gone on, the rash has becom… read more
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Dr. Andi
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 20 mth Maltese. She suffers from severe allergies.
I have a 20 mth Maltese. She suffers from severe allergies. We have tried homeopathic medication, anti- histamines, small doses of cortisone (which stops the itching for about a week), changed her die… read more
Dr. Julie
Dr. Julie
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dog: is scratching and has a dark mark..tail..loosing hair and smells
my dog is scratching and has a dark mark on her back and tail. she is loosing hair and smells very bad.… read more
Dr. Christian K.
Dr. Christian K.
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my dog scratches all the time and not in just one spot and
my dog scratches all the time and not in just one spot and she does,t have fleas is there someting i can do?… read more
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Dr.Fiona
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dogs: bitch..her hind leg..bathed her and used virbeck shampoo..flea
you helped us with our bitch back in march she has another problem she keeps scratching with her hind leg I have bathed her and used virbeck shampoo and we have done her annal glands but the irritatio… read more
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Doctoral Degree
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My cross maltese/cavalier cross has been suffering with allergies
My cross maltese/cavalier cross has been suffering with allergies to her feet, which the vet said was hayfever. She has been treated with Atopica capsules and antibiotics and there is no improvement. … read more
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