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    Default My dog keeps scratching until he bleeds!

    I rescued a very skinny, very sad homeless EB off of a busy highway, and decided to keep him for my small family of 3...I've been treating him with mange oil and he made tremendous progress and had all his hair, but a few days later, he started scratching...He sits on my cement patio and twirls around scratching himself until the hair is missing and he bleeds! Even on my house he'll scratch his front leg the same...can anyone help? Or maybe have a idea what I can do to help such a sweet dog?

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    Default Re: My dog keeps scratching until he bleeds!

    It could be the mange, or it could be food allergies, a lot of EB's are allergic to chicken and brains. Which brand of dog food are you feeding Rex?
    LEARN A LESSON FROM YOUR DOG, NO MATTER WHAT LIFE BRINGS YOU, KICK SOME GRASS OVER THAT AND MOVE ON.

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    Well the vet told me it isn't mange, but never told me he needed a special diet so ive been giving him purina

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    Default Re: My dog keeps scratching until he bleeds!

    If it is not mange, then he has allergies. It may be to food or it may be environmental. It may even be a flea allergy. Did the vet do a skin scraping to rule out the mange? If I were you, I would ditch the Purina which is possibly the worst dog food on earth and get a grain free brand with any red meat protein (lots of bulldogs are allergic to chicken). His skin may be infected if he is bleeding and will not get better on it's own without antibiotics. If you found the dog and want to keep it, you should contact a bulldog rescue group in your area and ask them to help you. They have probably seen it all and can assist you.

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    He took a scraping, and ran test...and as for the scrapes, I clean them everyday and cover them with tender tape, they heal so easy, but as soon as one is healed, he makes another....us there a brand you could recommend?

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    You could try wellness, blue buffalo, natures variety instinct, Fromm, natural balance, orijen...but you won't find these at the grocery store. Thank you for saving him!

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    Default Re: My dog keeps scratching until he bleeds!

    Are you saying he scratches his butt??? have you checked in to get his anal glands done? Vegas scoots and rubs his but on my area rug when he needs his done, which is about ever 5-7 weeks. He need internal expression from the vet.

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    It's not his butt, it's like he is sitting on his back and the side of his thigh....and his front legs he scratches on the corner of my brick house

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    Thanks so much for all the suggestions! I'd really love for this dog to be a long term member of our family

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    Default Re: My dog keeps scratching until he bleeds!

    Don't worry you'll find a food that works but you might have to try a few. Lola would scratch herself under her arms until she bled before we found the right protein

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