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Pulling out tail hair, Franklyn 11mths, 11mths old, Shitzo x

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Pulling out tail hair
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Franklyn 11mths
JA: How old is Franklyn?
Customer: 11mths old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Franklyn?
Customer: Shitzo x terror
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thank you for using this site to help you.

Is the dog licking, scratching or biting the hair out?

Is the dog on any flea medication?

Does the dog have any allergies?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Biting the hair out no alergies,is not on flea medication
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you there?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry not ringing preference here thankyou.
Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

thank you for that information,. The number one cause for biting the area near the tail and up the back is a flea allergy,.

Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

This means all a flea needs to do is bite and hop off as the dog is allergic to the flea saliva

Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

I would get an Elizabethan cone or a comfy cone and use that so that the dog cannot chew the area. clean the area daily and apply a triple antibiotic ointment so that the skin heals. Try some benadryl to help ease the allergen.

I will direct you to a site on dosing

I would also get some flea spot on medication or a sersto collar so no other fleas will jump on him or they will die if they do.


Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

A flea allergy will have the dog chew for a month and it can take that long to heal. In some cases from the chewing the dog gives itself a bacterial infection so that is why I want you to wash it and apply that ointment to kill bacteria.

Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

There are infections such as bacterial, yeast and fungal that a dog can get on the skin but to determine this a skin scraping has to be done by your vet as each requires a different medication.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thankyou for your answers
Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome. I hope all is better soon for Franklyn!

Expert:  Sally G. replied 1 year ago.

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

Sally G.