American Staffordshire Terrier
Picture of Inki, a male American Staffordshire Terrier

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Home:Canyon, TX  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 9 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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inka stink, stinky, icky

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

July 4th 2007

he loves to be scratched and loved on

he doesnt like for his feet to be tickled

Favorite Toy:
anything strong enough for him to chew on

Favorite Food:
anything people eat

Favorite Walk:
at the dog park with my sister and her dog, ricky bobby

Best Tricks:
touchdown, says 'i love you' and high five

Arrival Story:
My huband and i were walking through a mall and saw this red puppy sitting all alone in a cage. He was precious! We walked around the mall for about 2 more hours and decided that we couldnt make the trip back home without him. He has been my best friend since then!

I've Been On Dogster Since:
September 30th 2010 More than 6 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

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Scratchy Scratchy!

Why must this beautiful dog scratch all the time?

September 30th 2010 2:36 pm
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I love my dog almost more than my husband! Over about the last year and a half i had noticed that he was scratching himself so much that she was losing hair on his sides. Then he started chewing on himself so much he was bleeding and losing more and more hair. He was even making his ears bleed and causing ear infections. I was taking Inki to the vet like clockwork every three months for a steriod shot. We thought it was allergies. Just within the last 2 months the vet and I had discussed the possibility that it is not allergies but something else. They did a skin scraping and found demodectic mites, which are commonly found on dogs and cats, but can become out of control due to a weak immune system or even stress. I have tried every type of shampoo, including iodine shampoo, ivomex drops every day for the last 60 days, benadryl, change in diet (currently Iams lamb and rice), antibiotics and so on. Nothing seems to be curing the itchiness that is plaguing my best friend. The vet has told me that it would be best to have him neutered because the mites this severe would be passed on genetically to offspring. I wish he could talk to tell me whats wrong. All I want is for him to be healthy and happy for the rest of his life, not miserable and scratchy. Any advice?

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