I just thought....Rocky has just finished a 10 day course of antibiotics (trimedoxine) for his tummy problems (constant loose stools). I wonder if he has a yeast infection from this?
You must use Piriton tablets that are NOT the one a day type. My vet advised me today that for my 9kg adult dog to use 1/2 tablet 2-3 times a day.So, just to confirm, it will do my 5 month old cockerpoo no harm at all to try him on one tablet of piriton per day....is that correct? x
My last dog suffered from this so I understand how you feel. At times his feet would be sore raw and saw he literally couldn't walk on them unless he had some sort of protection on them, and for a while I did think that I might have to have him put to sleep as the suffering was too much.I have a cockapoo with same issues. Horrible. Have spent so much money on vet bills. He chews on paws...spots on legs....scratches constantly. He has had hundreds of ear infections. He will start scratching areas until they are open, bloody, and oozing sores. It is a miserable existance for him...and he is only 5 years old. When he was 3 he got a catarac in one eye and is now almost blind in that eye. He cannot even find food on the floor when we give it to him. Not sure what to do for him. May ask vet to either find him a new home (who would want a scarred, blind, scratching dog?) or possibly put him down. We bought him from a breeder in Iowa. He was shipped here on a plane. Beautiful personality but just a miserable dog.
Hi SueOne of my jack russells would lick her paws to excess. Some say it is down to stress or an aviodence behaviour. She also got interdigital cysts which could result in her 'toes' spreading by as much as an inch in severe cases. Started her on aloe vera juice from health food store althought she continued to lick as now behaviour was well entrenched all the skin problems claered and cysts disappeared. She lived beyond 15.