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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:06 am

My dog (pitbull puppy) seems to have itchy skin. She is constantly scratching and biting her rear quarters on the thighs and around the tail. She is gray in color and I was told that this color of dog is more susceptible to dry itchy skin. I know that diet can have a lot to do with it. I am currently feeding her Kirkland's puppy formula. Any recommendations?
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Post by Pedro on Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:34 am

if she's itchy there,it's probably flees
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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:46 am

Could be, however I use that squirt on flea stuff every month. Not much more I can do about that.
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Post by Pedro on Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:01 am

yvonne only takes the 3 out every day but after a while even chispa gets itchy there. damn things are ready to pounce every time ya take yers out. lookit all them street dogs constantly scratching.
the other thing that makes an itchy ass is worms
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Post by CheenaGringo on Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:22 am

A friend here in Albuquerque has a young off white pitbull with what sounds like similar problems. His vet says that light colored younger pitbulls are more susceptible to sunburn and dry skin problems due to our altitude which is similar to yours. As long as he applies some type of skin cream supplied by the vet, the problems seem to go away. The vet also said that these dogs often outgrow the problem.

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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:29 am

Yeah, I think I will take her into the vet to get it checked out. Hopefully it is something she will outgrow.
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Post by Pedro on Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:33 am

it's localized. if it were a food thing,it wouldn't be. changing diet is kinda drastic,in any event.
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Post by lunateak on Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:27 pm

You're wrong. Localized reactions to food, hot spots, do occur. There may be other causes but you can't rule out food at this time with the information given.
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Post by CanuckBob on Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:09 pm

I agree, my last pitbull had an allergy that cropped up once per year and used to get hotspots around the base of the tail. I am hoping this one doesn't have the same problem.
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Post by Spot on Wed Jul 17, 2013 3:01 pm

Do you give her any canned food, it has lots of moisture in it and add some olive oil or Coconut oil to it. My cat has problems at certain times of the year and I have to make him eat canned food and it helps his skin.

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Post by Flamingo on Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:48 pm

According to my Home Remedies for Dogs book, usually the rear-only itches are caused by fleas. Are you using the flea drops? Or just the spray? I would switch to FrontLine or Advantax flea drops. Look on the skin and between the toes for flea dander. It will look pink between the toes and tiny black specks on the skin.

You might also add a little fish oil to the diet. I give my dogs a bit of sardine every day. Kirkland brand is about as good as we can get down here.
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Post by char-ming on Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:10 pm

My dog has reacted positively to using Dermoscent Essential 6 which was recommended by Dr. Luis, the vet across from Salvador's restaurant. She no longer scratches, which is a great relief for her...and she smells good too!

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Re: Best food for dog with itchy skin

Post by CanuckBob on Fri Jul 19, 2013 8:00 am

The vet said she has nothing wrong with her skin but the anal glands needed cleaning. He suspects that is why she was biting at her ass. He also added that from 5 to 7 months a puppy can have sensitive skin and is most vulnerable to illness as that is the age when they lose immunities from the mother and have to develop their own.
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Post by lunateak on Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:51 am

Good news, easy fix!
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Post by CanuckBob on Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:59 am

Yeah but it wasn't a pretty fix...........jajaja.
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Post by CheenaGringo on Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:12 am

CB:

You can be taught to do it yourself. Would look great on your next resume!

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Re: Best food for dog with itchy skin

Post by lunateak on Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:26 am

Just be glad you weren't the one performing the procedure!
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Re: Best food for dog with itchy skin

Post by simpsca on Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:34 am

CanuckBob wrote:The vet said she has nothing wrong with her skin but the anal glands needed cleaning. He suspects that is why she was biting at her ass. He also added that from 5 to 7 months a puppy can have sensitive skin and is most vulnerable to illness as that is the age when they lose immunities from the mother and have to develop their own.

I thought that was it - the anal sac problem. If it continues think twice before you let any vet remove the anal sacs lakeside. A local vet removed my dog's and did not get all the tissue out. Did it a second time and charged me again but problem continued. I had to take her to Guadalajara to get the remaining tissue removed and some nylon sutures that were left in. She was fine and no more problems after the second surgery.
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