Okay so when I was feeding Dooney Chicken and Rice she was itching all day every day non stop but not sneezing or anything else. Just literally miserable from itching. I took everyones advice and switched her food to lamb and rice. It helped calm down the ithcing but now she is sneezing and gagging as if shes going to throw up all the time. She doesnt throw up. Her poop is solid. The itching has nto stopped but it has def. calmed down. But like I said now she is itching and gag/hiccuping. She was checked for ticks mites and fleas and I treated her even tho none showed up (just to be safe) I bathe he rin Dermatoligic Oatmeal Shampoo. What am I not doing????? I got her some fish oil pills yesterday but she was still up all night itching. She bites on herself and whines. Please help
Aloha One of the problems with this kind of issue is of course the food. Second it to try and find out what is causing the secondary action what you are using is still a food problem.
3 of the biggest problems regarding the food and itching is / are, corn, soy, and wheat. You might find that the food you are currently using is or has one or perhaps all three of these listed in the ingredients.
You will more than likely find that by switching your pet to a raw type diet you will get rid of this problem. There are of course some disadvantages up front to doing this.
Depending upon how old your pet is will determine the adjustment period and if your pet is older you might decide not to switch.
You could also have an enviromental problem that could cause this problem as well.
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One of my female schnauzers is like that. Constantly itching. We have tried everything and I still believe she may be allergic to grass. We have had alot of rain and they are also paper trained. When the weather is real bad I put them papers down to use in the garage. I have noticed since she has not being going outside she is not as itchy. Just a thought, but, could be yours may be allergic to grass or some kind of weeds???
BrittandDooney, your dog could be allergic to something else,and sometimes it's really hard to pin down. One of my dogs started licking his paws, which progressed to digging at the underside of his paws.My vet gave me a product called Derma Caps, and within a week the licking and digging stopped. One thing I would suggest is that when you bath him, make sure you rinse his paws with fresh water, and dry between his toes. That can be another source of irritation. Good luck with him.