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    We just adopted Mimi. She's 2 and has been itching the last 3 days. Today, I noticed she itched so much she has open sores now that are wet and a little bloody. Raw basically. What can I do to treat it. I started her on a raw diet yesterday. I gave her benedryl tonight. I don't want this to get out of control. Thank you in advance for any advice.

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    Default Re: Itchy skin leading to open sores

    Continue with the benadryl 1mg per 1lb of Bully every 8 hours. Wash the areas with baby shampoo, ivory soap, hibiclens, witch hazel, something gentle. If your dog is not diabetic you can apply hydrocortizone cream to the sore areas which will help with the itching. Do not apply anything with zinc in it like calamine lotion.

    Distract with a great treat that last like and antler and hopefully the bumps will be cleared up in a few days!
    Abbey is looking for a forever home

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    I can't think of any better advice!

    Congrats on finding Mimi and giving her the forever home she deserves.

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    Welcome to EBN and yes, GOD bless you for saving her life.

    Excellent advice given just wanted to suggest keeping a t-shirt
    on her and perhaps socks if she's chewing on her paws.


    My 1st bully, Brutus
    RIP beloved boy.

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    I use Baker Soda with Angus, it can always stop his itchiness. Depend on how itchy he was, if lightly, I will use warm water dissolve baking soda and clean the itchy spots; if serious, I will use warm wet towel sprinkle baking soda on top to make a layer, cover his itchy spot for 1 min. One night, while we were playing, Angus broke his thumb nail (but not off), he was bleeding, I used Neosporin, bandage and clean sock covered his wound and brought him to the vet next morning. The Vet told me that I can use any kind of flour to cover his bleeding part, it will stop the bleeding.

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    Thanks for the advice! Someone else recommended medicated gold bond powder????

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    Jenna used to get those on her back...it ended up being allergies...went to a grain free food and avoid chicken helped alot...she'll get one every now and then but it's usually after she steals a few bites of cat food...i did have to take her to the vet and get meds but not the food seems to keep it under control

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    Default Re: Itchy skin leading to open sores

    itchies can turn into hot spots right away - i use witch hazel now and the gold bond cream.
    Vedco ChlorHex 2X 4% Shampoo and spray are a big help too.


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    Looks like you got all the advice you need, I just wanted to say welcome to EBN and good luck.

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    Default Re: Itchy skin leading to open sores

    Quote Originally Posted by Bjop2010 View Post
    We just adopted Mimi. She's 2 and has been itching the last 3 days. Today, I noticed she itched so much she has open sores now that are wet and a little bloody. Raw basically. What can I do to treat it. I started her on a raw diet yesterday. I gave her benedryl tonight. I don't want this to get out of control. Thank you in advance for any advice.
    Hello and welcome... thanks for rescuing Mimi!! Can you post a picture of the sores?
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    Her raw diet has a lot of chicken in it. Can I ask what food you're feeding? I was told to stay away from soy and potatoes too.

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    I can't post a pic with my iPad. Is that normal?

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