When I pet him be seems to flinch & his skin feels like its crawling. He doesn't have fleas. Help ?? Thank you. This has

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Customer: When I pet him be seems to flinch & his skin feels like its crawling. He doesn't have fleas. Help ?? Thank you
JA: I'll do all I can to help. Can you tell me a little more about the dog's situation? How long has this been a concern?
Customer: This has been going on about a month or so
JA: When did the dog last see a vet? Is he taking any medications?
Customer: Been about 6 months. No meds.
JA: And what's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Cupid. 5
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: I don't think so. What's the charge for this?
Answered by LindsayM46 in 1 day 1 year ago
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Hi there! This is Dr. Montgomery. I’m here to help you today.

Why do you think his skin crawls like this?

Sometimes we can see it with pain or allergies.

Do you ever see him licking or chewing at his feet?

No thank you
I started coconut oil. I give him half a teaspoon. This seemed to help.

So he doesn’t lick or chew at his feet?


Have no noticed any change to his gait or how he walks?

No. He seems fine.

Is he currently on flea medications?

I would maybe try giving a dose of Benadryl to see if that helps the irritation because I think it’s likely itchiness more than anything else.

I dose Benadryl by 1 mg / 1 lb and round up. So if he weighs 36 lbs, you could give 1.5-2 tablets of 25 mg Benadryl tablets every 12 hours to see if there is any improvement.

If that doesn’t help then I worry it could be something pain related and he likely needs a physical exam performed by a vet to know exactly what is going on.

Good luck! I hope that helps! Please remember to leave me a review!

Thank you! I enjoyed our conversation. I do spray him with flea medication. I was thinking that also.
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