My puppy is 10 weeks old. She is constantly scratching behind both ears to the point where she is whining. The vet said its not ear mites or fleas or ticks and not even an ear infection. I bought her moisturizing puppy shampoo but was wondering if anybody knows if the oatmeal shampoo works better. Or if i should just change her diet. I use a anti itch behind her ears now which has been helping a lil bit. She's not crying as much when she scratches.
I would do a skin scraping behind her ears, to see if she has any mites or mange. It could be an allergy, what kind of food do you have her on? It is good quality? Oatmeal shampoo is a good one to use, only if it doesn't smell like colonge. Alot of the over the counter shampoos are full of colonge. In that case, it isn't going to do much good.
well right now I have her on puppy chow because thats what the breeder had her on. but i am gonna get ready to switch her to natural balance. according to petco its suppose to be a good all natural food. and i definitely wouldnt want to get her anything with a cologne in it.
You have to smell the shampoo. If it smells really good, then it probably has something in it. Check the natural balence, I do not know much about it. Stay away from by-products, and alot of same grain listed back to back. good luck
Hi, Im actually having the same problem with both my pups. I recently adopted a Papillon and she brought with her a bit of Eukanuba and my Maltese usually eats Nutro Small Bites. They ran out of food and I went got some Puppy Chow. They have been scratching like crazy for the past couple days. I read up on the ingredients and the puppy chow has wheat in it. I believe that both my dogs are allergic to the wheat because neither the Nutro or the Eukanuba contained wheat. They dont have any fleas and it doesnt seem like dry skin. So maybe we're in the same boat. It may just be that your baby may be allergic to the wheat products. Also, Puppy Chow is a crappy brand. Never feed your pups anything that contains by-products or corn, and now you can consider wheat! I hope this helps. Good luck :)
If she is only itching behind the ears and not in them, at her, feet, etc. It may not be a food allergy. I would re-visit the possibilty of fleas or some kind of mite. A skin scraping will show if there is anything on the durface that could be causing it.
Food allergies are usually more wide spread than only behind the ears.