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I am nearing the end of my rope with my cockapoo. He is a precious dog....great personality and very smart. I bought him from a breeder in Iowa. He is 5 1/2 years old. He has been scratching his entire life. He has had hundreds of ear infections. He chews on paws and legs. He developed a cataract in one eye when he was about 3 yrs old. He is nearly blind in that eye and has trouble fetching his ball and finding treats when we give them to him. He now has begun to scratch areas on his body until they are bloody and oozing yellow—infected. He has a scar now on his forehead (dark brown the size of a dime) from an infected wound he inflicted on himself. We have spent so much money on vet bills and have tried different foods, shampoos, steroids, etc. When he goes to the groomer he comes home and chews, licks, and scratches himself for several days. He will run around the room with his bottom crouched under. Once he had to go on an IV drip overnight at the vet because he seemed manic. We found that the groomer had nicked him on his underside...just a barely visible nick...and it drove him almost insane. I just found an other wound that is oozing yellow that he has developed from scratching. What to do? He is so miserable and I just cannot go on seeing him this way.