ok my little ruffin seems to be allergic to all sortso f things. when he was a lil one he got the hives i mean gosh lol what kind of dog gets the hives i found it kinda funny my poor lil ruffin walking around wioth hives...vet didnt know the cause then i noticed his skin between his toes were turning red.
I was lie wait thats not right so i gave him a bath but it just got worse then he started chewing them and licking them. at first i thought they were hot spots but then i did research and i found out that it was allergies. So the itching, biting and licking went on and it was getting annoying.
so we take ruffin to the vet and the vet confirms he has another allergic reaction. iwas thinknig dermitis because i read that it never goes away and that it could be genetic and that one can only curb the itching and redness but not cure it unless stopped at the source which i cant firgure out.
ok so the vet gave me pills and a spray (hah for my dg that is) and i started treating him the redness turned to pinkness and his fur started growing bakc between his toes... lol so does anyone have any idea what he could be allergic to and if anyone has had a similar experience please help! oh and can anyone tell me products that will stop the itch and relieve the redness aswell i feel bad for my lil ruffin! thank you gosh sorry this is sooooooo freakin long lol byeee *KELLY*
My little Chihuahua, Tag, licks and bites his doggie armpits, front legs and back legs till its red. I got him from a pound a couple of months ago so I'm still trying to figure it out. I even rub Neosphorin on the red spots hoping to help heal it.He also has dandruff so I know it must be some kind of skin condition. I'm taking him tomarrow to the Vet and I will let you know what he says.
Well my male English Bulldog Mason does the same thing he licks and bites on his feet all the time and he scratches his face right much too. The vet told me to just wipe his feet every night before he goes to bed and put some corti-calm on his feet and see if that helps well last night he went right to sleep and didnt lick and bite on his paws. I use the corti-calm on his face too and it really seems to help most of the time but usually it is at night when he is really itchy and I think it is just the weather for him because we have tried so many foods for him and the itching never changes. And the vet said there was no use in allergy testing him because it still wouldnt cure him and we would have spent a bunch of money on that, she said that there was this one dog that had been allergy tested but still comes in there and still has the same problems so I dont know. But anyways you can get the corti-calm from the vet and dont let them lick it off for atleast 5 minutes so I just keep Mason on the grooming table for 5 minutes because if I would let him down he would go for his feet right then and lick every bit of it off. If you find anything else that works better let me know because I might have to try it on Mason. Also between Mason's toes are really really red and have no hair there so if anyone knows anything to grow the hair back or anything let me know!
***Edited By: BullyLuver on 7/27/2005 12:06:31 PM*** Reason: add something
thank you for yer advice...yea is that corti calm a spray? or a cream because my vet gave me a spray called Betagen accompanied by pills called Diphenhydramine...iono but it reduced the redness between the toes because before they were REALLY REALLY red! the vet also gave him a shot of some kind of allergy medicine like an antihistamine im assuming its just starting up again some im resuming the regimen of giving him his pill everyday and sp[raying his toes. It drives me crazy hearing him licking and biting all the time but its gotten a lot better. thanks again for the advice! *KELLY*
CortiCalm is a lotion. I might have to see about the spray to see if it will help Mason's hair grow back between his toes. His feet are soooo red and I just started putting the CortiCalm on his feet last night and he actually slept all night. I was scared to use the CortiCalm on his feet since I didnt know if it would hurt him if he licked it but the vet said it shouldnt bother him but dont let them lick it for at least 5 minutes or it wont do any good.
yea the spray which is actually called Gentamicin worked real well. It didnt seem to bother Ruffin at all maybe a lil discomfort for having to sit still but other than that he just went on his daily routine and he didnt try to lick his paws. You should ask yer vet about it yea when ruffin was younger they were terribly red and moist between his toes i heard that also to prevent the moisture you could put baby powder or some kind of powder between the toes to soak the excess moisture that could possibly lead to mroe irritation. hope everything goes well take care of MAson *KELLY*