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For the past 2 weeks Tank has been scratching uncontrollably.... I DID change his food from nutro max natural to plain nutro max, I have sense switched back. I have been noticeing bumps on him for the past month, especially on his hind quarters, face.. He scratches to the point of bleeding. I have to watch him ALL the time and stop him from scratching. I have even resorted to putting him in his kennal at night because there is just enough room for him to go in and sleep, no room for scratching. He has 2 spots about the size of a quarter on his neck he wont leave alone.. He also has a bunch of small bumps on his head, feels like brail when you pet him. Everyonce in a while he wil scratch those raw also. He might go 2 days without scratching and they will scab over and start to heal but then he will scratch them bloody again. I called the vet and they told me to put him on Benadryl 50mg 2-3 times a day for a week to see if it helps. He has been on it for 4 days and it dosent seem to be helping. I havent seen any "new" spots just the same old ones he keeps breaking open again.. This is really frustrating. I clean the spots everynight with Hydrogen peroxide and let them air dry.. The vet says if it gets worse to bring him in, but if it gets better just lower his dose. This is driving me nuts..


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Could possibly be a food allergy. I would put him on lamb & rice kibbel for a few weeks and see if it helps. One of my bulldogs would break out over night if we changed his food to anything with corn in it. You could always go to a specialist for allergies. They will run tests and determine the cause, it's a bit expensive initially but really saves time and money in the long run. :)
 

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I'm going through the same nightmare right now. Chico doesn't sleep hardly at all at night, he just does this army crawl across the room to scratch his belly on the carpet. For Chico, it's seasonal allergies. My vet said this year in particular has been one of the worst he has ever seen for pollen out here. The Benadryl doesn't seem to help much for Chico either. Poor guy looks like he's been in a bunch of fights because he has little scabs all over his face. :cry: Twice a day, I rub him down with a vinegar/ water mixture then I rub aloe gel all over his belly. It seems to help.
 

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Well Tank has been on benadryl for a week now and it hasnt gotten better but hasnt gotten worse either.. He dosent seem to scratch as much.. I have an appointment to see the vet on tues. They want to give him a cortisone shot. The vet siad it could be a flea allergy, I have never seen a flea on him though. Is there anything I could bathe him in to soothe him?


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Have you had a skin scrape done on him by your vet recently? Sarcoptic mange, aka scabies, causes itching & can appear in the form of bumps/scabs. A simple scrape of a couple of locations on your dog can rule out this problem or even demodex & bacterial infection. I suggest having your vet check him over. He sounds miserable.
 

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Well a little updated info on tank. Took him to the vet yesterday and he got a cortisone shot and he was perscribed simplicef 200mg tablets (10, 1 per day). He actually has quit scratching and his skin looks ALOT lees pinkish/red. His hot spot is healing up nicely also. I hope this does the trick, my vet says it cures 80% of the dogs that had his simptoms. I asked about an allergy testing but he didnt reccomend it unless he continues scratching month after month. Tank actually seems ALOT happier, dosent seem to be focused mainly on scratching and is back to being a dog again.. For now anyway (fingers crossed)


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Ahh...bullies and their skin. What a nightmare. I feel your pain, Bam has had "bumps" all week. No particular reason for it, other than making us crazy. At least his aren't itchy.
 

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My Brothers Dog ...............

has a pretty bad skin complaint i.e itching all the time and chewing her feet. Has changed diet to be on a food type called 'Burns' a natural feed, but has had skin tests from the vet and holistic vet but they have come up with nothing - can anyone help??? :cry:
 
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