|Barked: Sat Mar 19, '11 4:45am PST |
|I'm just going to wait until my vet opens in a few hours now. Is there a large difference between the two? It doesn't particularly seem like it from what's been said here, but, that is to say, would there be a reason to tell someone to give a dog that has no known veterinary issues (save for flea allergy ) benedryl and not to give zyrtec?
I tried calendula and he likes the taste too much so he licks it off (whaaaa?), then I have vet's best hot spot foam, which is tea tree, aloe and chamomile (this has helped itchiness most overall out of the things I've tried), then I did green tea which didn't help, someone suggested vetricyn (no help at all), someone else suggested ACV dilute spray/rinse in bath (he likes the taste, so the spray made things worse, but the rinse helped), and I've even tried hydrocortisone (ick!) but few of these help. And his skin isn't moist. He isn't getting hotspots (he did for a minute there, but the hotspot spray nipped that in the bud), but he will make himself scabby. When he was really bad in January/February he did itch a lot of sores on himself. What initially caused this was apparently there was a flea population explosion that coincided with me being gone in LA for a day and a half. So he itched himself half to death by the time I got back. We killed the fleas, put him on antibiotics, tried benedryl, etc etc. It was getting better, but this questionable dog got about 3 fleas on him about 2 weeks ago and he started itching again. You're right, the gopher video predates this by a couple months, and his coat was flawless and effortless when I got him. He did have a couple acne things on his tum, but they didn't bother him.
That was long. Sorry.
Edited by author Sat Mar 19, '11 5:08am PST
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