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    Default Re: Severe scratching, itching, and not getting much sleep :(

    @cali baker, I would try something natural with oatmeal in it. My kids had bad ezema when they were babies and I could only use aveeno oatmeal bath on them. Maybe you could try a soak with this?? It was wonderful for my kids and now I still only use shampoo (for the dogs) with oatmeal in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nycbullymama View Post
    I don't think I was clear (sorry, doing 10 things at once).

    What I meant was, I would stay away from any shampoo that had anti-fungal properties (like Trizchlor) because they're too drying. So if that's the problem, those types
    of shampoos would make it worse.


    Whoops! Haha. Okay Henny, sorry. I saw the

    You can always just use a mal-a-ket or Douxo wipes on his chin (like a spot treatment) but I wouldn't use it on the rest of his body right now. I think it would be too irritating if the problem is dryness.

    Whoops! Haha. Okay Henny, sorry - getting all kinds of confused Oatmeal baths are very soothing though! Yes, we've done homemade too... but the Aveeno packets are so much easier, hee hee. Or the shampoo of course It doesnt make him all red or anything and leaves him so soft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    Whoops! Haha. Okay Henny, sorry - getting all kinds of confused Oatmeal baths are very soothing though! Yes, we've done homemade too... but the Aveeno packets are so much easier, hee hee. Or the shampoo of course It doesnt make him all red or anything and leaves him so soft.
    LOL, thanks for everyone's input. I went ahead and bought the shampoo that Jessica suggested. It got good reviews on Amazon. I had those Aveeno packets for myself but ran out. We'll see what the vet says today and i hope it's nothing more complicated than dry skin.




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    Default Re: Severe scratching, itching, and not getting much sleep :(

    agree with the gang -- a nice soothing bath and see if it helps. don't change food just yet
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    @cali baker please let us know what the vet says, it's amazing how as soon as Spring sprung how many bullies allergies went into high gear I do hope that Finn can find some relief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolphin View Post
    @cali baker please let us know what the vet says, it's amazing how as soon as Spring sprung how many bullies allergies went into high gear I do hope that Finn can find some relief.
    thanks Phil! the skin scrape did not show mites/mange so that's a relief. He's on a short course of prednisone and cephalexin for the wounds and will get a recheck in a couple wks. The vet says if his itching still persists she's considering Apoquel for him. Funny how when he's at the vet's office he doesn't scratch himself and acts very quiet and subdued. Take him home and he's scratching himself like a little itchy-monster! I'm going to give that oatmeal shampoo a try too when it comes in later this week




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    Sorry to hear about the Finn-meister. I hope the vet has a solution for all the itching. Sounds like a reaction to something.

    Maybe it is all of that rich coooking @cali baker that you do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjisaterp View Post
    Sorry to hear about the Finn-meister. I hope the vet has a solution for all the itching. Sounds like a reaction to something.

    Maybe it is all of that rich coooking @cali baker that you do.
    Haha, could be Roger! I did just cook a batch of ground beef and liver for them last night. Interestingly, Finn weighed in at 52 lbs today and he's normally 57 lbs. I really haven't been doing too much home cooking as I did before and now I'm wondering if the Merrick limited ingredient which they started on just a couple wks ago has anything to do with all this. There are really too many factors and one can go batty trying to figure it out.




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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    thanks Phil! the skin scrape did not show mites/mange so that's a relief. He's on a short course of prednisone and cephalexin for the wounds and will get a recheck in a couple wks. The vet says if his itching still persists she's considering Apoquel for him. Funny how when he's at the vet's office he doesn't scratch himself and acts very quiet and subdued. Take him home and he's scratching himself like a little itchy-monster! I'm going to give that oatmeal shampoo a try too when it comes in later this week
    I'm glad he doesn't have mange or mites! I bet it is some dry skin that got worse from him itching it! Poor guy, and they will never show any signs of anything at the vet. I remember that's one of the reasons they never listened to me when Tyson was sick. I would tell them he was lethargic, but then at the vets office he was full of energy. Little turd. I hope he gets to feeling better soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    thanks Phil! the skin scrape did not show mites/mange so that's a relief. He's on a short course of prednisone and cephalexin for the wounds and will get a recheck in a couple wks. The vet says if his itching still persists she's considering Apoquel for him. Funny how when he's at the vet's office he doesn't scratch himself and acts very quiet and subdued. Take him home and he's scratching himself like a little itchy-monster! I'm going to give that oatmeal shampoo a try too when it comes in later this week
    Well if the Finn man is fine at the vets and he is only scratching at home...you change cleaning products. Sounds like something in the immediate environment.
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    I'm glad he doesn't have mange or mites! I bet it is some dry skin that got worse from him itching it! Poor guy, and they will never show any signs of anything at the vet. I remember that's one of the reasons they never listened to me when Tyson was sick. I would tell them he was lethargic, but then at the vets office he was full of energy. Little turd. I hope he gets to feeling better soon!

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    Yes good to hear no mange and no mites. I think you might be on to something about the Merricks, seems odd it all started right after the big switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjisaterp View Post
    Well if the Finn man is fine at the vets and he is only scratching at home...you change cleaning products. Sounds like something in the immediate environment.
    Ehh, I dont know so much about that. If you started using something new then yes. But otherwise, I know they tend to not show symptoms out in public or at the vet as they do in their own home.

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