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|01-08-2012, 08:50 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Spring Lake MI
Tilly Scratching Front Left Arm Pit Raw
My 12 year old Yorkie has started scratching her front left arm pit raw. We do not see any other raw rashes but she has been chewing her paws. It has been suggested it could be allergy related and the vet suggested giving her small portions of benadryl. It has also been suggested that a common allergy would be grains in food so we have switch food. But that has not helped yet. If it is a food allergy, maybe we need to be patient.
We are looking for a recommendation on an ointment, salve, or powder to take the discomfort away and stop the scratching. Would a hydrocortisone cream be of any help? Is there any thing that should be avoided?
|01-08-2012, 09:18 AM||#2|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Hi and Welcome to YT! Sorry your little one is having these issues...
Chicken is the #1 allergen in small dogs... even if they've eaten it all their lives they can become allergic to it. Grains is up there on the list... around 3rd or 4th I think.
If she's raw, meaning open wound... she'll need an antibiotic ointment from your vet, maybe even oral antibiotics.
I would also treat her with Revolution... if it helps her then you will know it's not a food allergy. Sometimes itching is caused by fleas, a flea allergy, or even mites, and Revolution handles these.
Kat Infinity Chloe ?
|01-08-2012, 10:19 AM||#3|
Mama's girl Phoebe
Join Date: Aug 2009
phoebe had been itching really bad for a while and scratching till she was raw. Tried several shampoos and also hydro cortisone spray and that worked for a while , but ended up last week and she had to have a cortisone shot. She has been scratch free for a week and it has really helped her.
Rhonda ...Mama to Phoebe RIP sweet girl