I recently adopted a 4 year old Papillon. I have also have a Maltese. In a rush I picked up some cheap dog food at the grocery store just to hold me over until I had the chance to buy my usual Natural Choice Small Bites. Well, I picked up some puppy chow and both dogs have been eating it along with some left over Eukanuba that my Papillon brought with her. Now they wont stop scratching! I even checked where they're scratching to check for fleas, but they dont have any. I also use flea medication and flea shampoos.The scratching is getting so bad it wakes me up at night. My Papillon usually eats Eukanuba and my Maltese usually eats the Nutro. I did some research and both of those brands do not have wheat in the ingredients, but Puppy Chow does. My question is, does this sound like a big flea problem, dry skin from the flea shampoo or are they allergic to the wheat product that was in the Puppy Chow?? HELP!!
Hey thanks for replying! Actually its just right by the fold of their hind legs and some around the belly. My poor Mia hasn't been able to sleep, she has it worse than my Maltese. I gave them the Advantix a week ago, do you think I should take them to the vet?- I havent seen any fleas what so ever. :(
you say you put advantix on them a week ago? Were they scratching before applying the Advantix? Have they been on Advantix all along?
I can tell you from my own experience that Advantix CAN cause intense itching in SOME dogs. It happened with our dog Princess. Out of all our dogs she was the only one who had this type of reaction. It was miserable to watch her constantly scratching at herself. I wasn't sure at first if it was the Advantix but when I applied it for the second month and she went crazy scratching again I spoke to our Bayer rep. She confirmed that Advantix does have that effect on some dogs, she gave it a name which i don't recall now, and said basically there isn't anything you can do for it but to allow the advantix to wear off and not reapply it anymore on her. Never used it again on her and the itching stopped.