Merphy has been itching like crazy lately! It's not fleas and not ticks. He's been itching alot, and then when I pet him, I've found several little bumps that feel like bites. I've checked and can't find a flea or tick on him. I've been told maybe its allergies, so I put him back on half a tab of Benadryl twice a day, but it doesn't seem to help.
I've also noticed that he's super sensitive. Like you know when your scratching a dog and their leg starts "running" and everyone says "Oh I found your spot!" Well, that's Merphy wherever I touch him on the back, or on the stomach. Tonight I was giving him a haircut (my best one yet), but he seemed so uncomfortable. Everytime I moved the clippers over his back, his skin tensed up and he would arch his back and his leg would start going.
It does seem like an allergy or something. Has he been out where he can catch chiggers?
Oh I just read (In my Psychology book of all places!LOL!) that the spot you scratch on adog to make his leg go is actully a reflex action like when the doctor hits your leg with the rubber thing and it involentarlly moves.I thought that was neat because my Dad always said it was a dogs tickle spot and they were laughing! I still like my Dads Theory!
No, he's not dry or scaly. His skin seems fine, he's just super sensitive.
What are Chiggers? And how can I tell if he has them? Merphy gets into everything everywhere, so I wouldn't be surprised. The place where I take him for agility is kinda dirty, but I've been bathing him after wards.