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Life With Sharon, or, How Much Can a Dog Take?

Aaah...At Last!

September 7th 2011 1:17 pm
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I had an itch attack on Sunday. I went crazy wild, biting, scratching, chewing - I was frantic from the itch and chewed hotspots on my legs. Mom couldn't catch or hold me as I ran and struggled to find relief. She only had one Predisone which she gave me, but it takes time to work and the ointment that usually helps didn't. So she got out the aloe and oatmeal shampoo and gave me a bath. I had to soak for 10 minutes while she massaged me and talked soothingly to me. I instantly felt better and by the time the bath was over the Prednisone was beginning to work. Mom couldn't call the vet until Tuesday because of Labor Day and then she found out she shouldn't have given me the Pred because I also take Rimadyl - not good for my stomach. So she went in and picked up some antihistamines instead, but so far I haven't had to use them - the aloe and oatmeal bath is still working. This time of year seems to be my itchiest time - must be something related to my allergies. Do any of you guys have trouble in late summer/fall with itch?


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Barked by: Coco Rose (Dogster Member)

September 7th 2011 at 7:31 pm

Momma no longer gives me any predisone because of the problems it can cause. Instead she slips me one Benedryl tablet (per our vet's instrucions) and that usually gets me to stop scratching.
Barked by: Teddy (Dogster Member)

September 9th 2011 at 7:33 am

Hey Patch, Casey and I got special no itch shampoo and medicated lotion from our vet two years ago. We still have some itchy issues. If Mom puts the lotion on our paws we don't bite them because it tastes bad!! Hope the itching stops for you.

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