Ihave a 11 month old rat terrier who licks and scratches ALL the time. had her tested for many things 1 vet (no longer will ever use) said she had mite from mother and gave her ivercide. she almost died from it. Was told by emergency care that there were no mites and not the problem. Changed diet even down to just boiled chicken and rice(wrong thing to do now she tries and sometimes kills our chickens).
HHHmmm.....no mites bad smell....sounds like maybe a yeast problem, or an allergy that resulted in a skin infection. If this was my dog, I would try a high dose of benadryl the canine dose is 1 mg per pound of body weight, i.e. a 25 pound dog would get 1 capsule 2 times a day, the capsules are 25 mg. If you have a very small dog, get the liquid and scale your dose that way, but a 10 pound guy can have 1/2 capsule 2 times a day. For the infection, you can give them penicillin shots, since you have chickens I assume you are on a farm. The livestock Pen V K is fine, give it sub q (under the skin)at a dose of.1cc per 10 pounds of weight.or 1 cc per 100 pounds.or...get the revival catalouge and ask them what they recommend. But I think it's allergy/infection.
She might have actually had the mites and the first treatment killed them. But from all the scatching she could have developed a secondary skin infection. I agree with the antibiotic treatment as well. I prefer using oral antibiotics for this problem, but the injectable will work as well. When my dog was diagnosis with mites, they just automatically prescribed antibiotics for a possiable skin infection from the scratching.
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"Changed diet even down to just boiled chicken and rice(wrong thing to do now she tries and sometimes kills our chickens)."
Maybe she's allergic to chicken. Many dogs are. Try a different protein source. And it was not the wrong thing to do Exposing a dog to a meat source does not cause it to go after that meat source when it's alive. She would have exhibited that chicken-killing behavior regardless of whether she'd ever eaten chicken in her life.
I would have her tested for allergies. They can do a blood test and tell you what she's allergic to and what the best diet is for her. It's easy and fast. That's what it sounds like. My friend had her shih tzu tested and she's allergic to alot of different foods. The main one being chicken. She has to buy a special brand from the vet now and does awesome AND she loves the food. I'd try that. It sounds like an allergy problem. Hope I helped a little.
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Just thought I would add perhaps you should have a thyroid test done as well. My dog (Doberman) went thru 2 years of treatments for allergies and skin infections, and it turned out to be a thyroid problem. The test is called a T4.
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