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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? :confused:
 

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I found this very interesting thread online and thought I would post the link in case anyone else searches on itching/chewing/licking etc.
http://www.earthclinic.com/Pets/yeast_infections_dogs2.html its worth a look and seems to have saved a lot of folk a fortune in vets bills....not to mention thier poor pooches' comfort. I will let you know how we get on with it...the ACV and yoghurt, that is. x
 

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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
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.

For a 5 month old puppy I would use 1/2 a tablet once a day to start.
 

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Izzy has just started doing this too in the last few weeks, she is 8 1/2 months. Dont understand why as you have said nothing is in her paws i thought it may be that the fur inbetween the paws was too long but im confuzzled too with why she has suddenly started.:confused:
 

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Not tried any of the possible options yet except washing his feet in head andd shoulders (for itchy scalp). I have only seen him chew once since. He didn't chew/lick following the first wash for 2 days. On the third day he did...and I rewashed his feet (today). I have not seen him chew since again. This would be fab if it works. I don't want to medicate. I have also switched to N.I. Here's hoping.......:D
 

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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.
 

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One 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.
 

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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.
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 don't know what treatments you have your dog on but these are the things that I found worked for him.

Piriton - can be bought just over the counter at any chemist and worked well for reducing itchiness. He was a big lab type dog so was on 6 tablets a day but obviously that dose would be reduced for a smaller dog.

When things got really bad would also get antibiotics and anti inflammatories from the vets which eased things considerably.

CanAural ear drops regularly to keep ears clean and antibiotic drops from vets if they got really bad.

For his paws and tummy - Sudacreme and then kids socks on his paws kept in place with some velcro - believe it or not they were tolerated well and stopped his sore skin getting irritated by carpet fibres, grass etc.

Malaseb dog shampoo regularly and regular grooming.

Hypoallergenic diets (tried him on vegetarian dog food for a while which seemed to work well), NO treats, very careful with anything he ate as he seemed to react to lots of things badly.

For a while I even had him on completely home cooked food - mainly when he was having a flare up of symptoms - and would give him cooked fish, veggies and rice for a few days just to give his system a rest.

No cleaning products used on the floors - Shake n Vac, bleach, polishes etc were banned to the bin so he didnt walk on anything that could irritate his feet.

By doing all of the above his symptoms were more or less kept under control. We took him away camping and he was sitting outside the tent with pink kids socks on his feet and rapidly became the centre of attention :)

It was a pain in the bum at times doing all of the above, but worth it because it gave him a decent quality of life, kept the symptoms at bay or even totally free of them at times.

Hope that helps a bit.
 

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One 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.
Hi Sue

I have been reading about Aloe Vera lately and wondered if it could help with
Betty's itchy face...how did you give her the juice ( ie neat/diluted, how much and how often etc..) Any advice gratefully received.
Thanks
 
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