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

    is he on nuvet vitamins by any chance?
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    Default Re: Severe scratching, itching, and not getting much sleep :(

    Quote Originally Posted by harveyspecter View Post
    is he on nuvet vitamins by any chance?
    he was but i ran out over a month ago. I was thinking today that i need to order more. Harvey takes Nuvet doesn't he? does he ever get the itchies?




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

    I've have read that most skin problems can be caused by poorly functioning colon, actually colon health is also very important with us humans. This guy in Finland has his own line of raw foor that is fermented. It's just great and most dogs love it, mine too. He did start a study with the university here, but as you know that the progress in that world is very slow, so he's done his own and had great results with different kind of skin issues. I know that you can't get this food in the states, but you can get the main ingredient which is sauerkraut. The fresh kind, not canned, heated or any other way processed. Worth a try???

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    I'm so sorry to hear about Finn… do you really think it's the food?!! Do you give him a probiotic?!! I started back giving Wally the coconut oil because of the massive shedding… making me crazy!!!

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

    Thank you for reminding me about the fermented food, particularly sauerkraut, @RiiSi. I would like to try that on Finn.


    @ddnene, no, not really sure it's the food. Finn has almost always had some sort of skin issue with itchiness but this time he just kept scratching so relentlessly! His scratching has woken me up for a few nights in a row this week, plus he's not getting much rest, and i really hate seeing him so uncomfortable

    So if it's not him peeing in bed, it's him scratching himself so hard that the entire bed shakes! now with the prednisone on board causing him to drink and pee more, he'll be wearing his diaper tonight, otherwise he'll have an accident and then I'm going to admit myself into the loony bin again.

    oops, forgot to answer the probiotic question--i only give him yogurt but no other probiotic. This may be something i need to investigate further tho.




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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    he was but i ran out over a month ago. I was thinking today that i need to order more. Harvey takes Nuvet doesn't he? does he ever get the itchies?
    no itchies. Harvey always gets complemented on his coat.
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    Default Re: Severe scratching, itching, and not getting much sleep :(

    @cali baker have you been able to control his scratching with food and supplements this entire time?


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    Quote Originally Posted by nycbullymama View Post
    @cali baker have you been able to control his scratching with food and supplements this entire time?
    I would say to a certain extent. Through the years he would scratch here and there, I'd switch his food or add CO, or try a supplement, or a new shampoo, then itching stopped for awhile. When it would come back, I'd try something new again.

    He licks his paws quite a bit and I wasn't always sure if it was more stress/emotional or something actually going on with his skin. This time though, he's just been extra itchy and scratching significantly more than usual, plus he was getting those white spots. I mentioned he had a recent food change in the last 3weeks and the itching got worse in the past 10-14 days; coincidence or related, not sure...




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    Quote Originally Posted by TyTysmom View Post
    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.
    That is why asked if something new was introduced to the home environment. He scratches at home but not at the vets.

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

    @rjisaterp, no, i cannot think of anything new in the environment. He loves laying on the grass and getting into dirt, but that's nothing new for him. No new detergent or housecleaning stuff either.




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

    If you can control it through food and supplements that's wonderful.
    Maybe it is the food change. If it started within a few days of the change, I would say that's what it likely is.. can you go back to the other food?


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    Quote Originally Posted by cali baker View Post
    @rjisaterp, no, i cannot think of anything new in the environment. He loves laying on the grass and getting into dirt, but that's nothing new for him. No new detergent or housecleaning stuff either.
    Just a thought. It probably your great cooking. Better quit going Julia Child's on Finn.

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