|Barked: Sun Oct 9, '11 10:40am PST |
|I'm visiting my family for few days and they have told me that their dachshund has been itching and biting at himself for the last few weeks. Suspecting fleas, my dad bathed him with a flea shampoo and applied a topical(this was about a month ago), but he still seems to be itching.
Based on his behavior, it does look like he has fleas, he would be sleeping and then jumps up and starts feverishly nibbling on his back legs and scratching his neck. I inspected him and found no fleas or flea dirt. I bathed him in another better quality flea shampoo, but even after he dried off, he started itching again. So I dont know if its fleas.
This morning I noticed that these round, mole like spots appeared on his belly and he has some redness where his bellybutton would be.
I doubt that its food allergy(hes on canidae) because he's been eating far worse stuff(beneful) prior to adoption, with no real issues. I'm suspecting environmental allergies, but is there any real way to confirm it without expensive testing?
I've been giving him benadryl, so I'm hoping that helps, but I'll try to upload the picture of the spots.
Any advice is appreciated.
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