We have a 7 month old AB with a serious case of the scratchies. My first suspicion is that it is food related. We have been giving her Benadryl with little success. The question is what in her food she could be allergic to.
Her breeder fed the puppies Nutro Max Large Breed Puppy food which we stuck with until I read up on food's and found out this was a poor quality kibble. We had never noticed a problem though until we switched to Merrick Puppy Plate. Not sure if this started the scratching but it did give her the runs so we switched again to Evo. Her poops are better but still have the constant scratching. I cross ref'd all three foods and the Merrick and Evo are chicken based (and turkey) while the Nutro was beef and lamb based. Anyone have this kind of scratching problem or a pup they found was allergic to chicken. Thinking about trying the Evo beef but not really sure if this is the problem or not.
Could a lower quality food be a solution? Some people say the Evo is to high a quality for puppies sensative systems. Is she still a "puppy" at seven months. I really am at a loss but can't stand to see her suffer like this. She has been to the vet and it is not mange. Any help would be much appreciated.