I have a 9 month old yorkie-poo, which is the most precious thing ever, but she keeps scratching and biting herself. No matter how many times I bath her, put hydrocortizone spray on her, or do anything to help her it doesn't work. She has started gnawing fur off. (she's not bald anywhere it's just little spots)I really don't know a lot about her breed, I didn't even want a yorkie poo until I saw her so I don't know if they are bad for skin allergies or what. I've noticed though that when I move her fur to check to see why she's scratching dry skin falls off her. It's pitiful seeing my baby like that. I went to actually get a yorkie and when I got the breeders house they had dogs running every where and there was this black blob chained up to a plastic dog house outside. She had on no collar, just a big chain wrapped around her neck, her water bowl had been turned over and she was SOO skinny. When I saw her there was just no way I could have left without her and now she's the most beautiful dog I've ever seen. My husband and I have no children yet so she's our only daughter. Please, can someone give me some insight on what to do to help my baby! It breaks my heart to see her like that. Thank you sooo much.
No, the breeder is not a breeder of yorkie-poos, they just got together, she was the only one. I went to get a yorkie. I would report it if it was going on all the time but I don't even know if they got Lily from a litter they raised or just got her from someone else. I feed her only kibbles 'n' bits. She just started scratching and biting about a week or so ago and I haven't taken her to the vet yet. She has an appt. to get spade this month so I was gonna ask then. I was just assuming that the hydrocortizone spray would work for now. My dad used to breed beagles and that's what he always used so I figured it would work on her. I just figured that maybe yorkie poos have a tendency to get skin allergies or something.
Hi. This may sound weird but my mom has a terrier that devoloped bad skin allergies and nothing helped always itching...the vet could not figure out the problem. And one day she was cleaning the floor with one the those Swiffer mops and noticed that her dog had a episode of itching like crazy and so she got rid of the mop and the itchy skin cleared right up. I am not saying that this is the problem but all the chemicals that we use to clean a house can not be good for any dog. But I agree that the vet should be consulted.
What kind of shampoo are you using? and how ofter are you bathing her? I had a Shih Tzu that was chewing and scratching and the vet had me use half a tablet of benadryl a day. It seemed to help but as soon as I would bath him again he would be back to scratching. I was using baby shampoo. Come to find out the baby shampoo was drying out his skin.
NO MATTER WHERE OR HOW OR WHO , A COMMOM THING WOULD BE TO HAVE THE VET DO A SKIN AND BLOOD CHECK TO GET TO THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM. IT CAN BE FOOD ,IT COULD BE A MICRO BUG IN THE BLOOD IT COULD BE KIDNEY INFECTION OR FROM A FLEA OR SPIDER BITE. SO NOW THE BALL IN YOUR COURT. HOME REMADIES OR GREAT IF YOU WHERE ON A WAGON TRAIN CROSSING NEVER,NEVER LAND . CALL YOUR VET OR FIND ONE WITH A IQ GREATER THAN THE PUPPY.GOOD LUCK