Cassandra’s advice to other dog owners is to not give up. Eventually things will get better for you and your dog, but you will have to be willing to work for it. Think of it from your dog’s perspective, they are itching like crazy and can’t tell you what is making them itch. They need your help to make life more comfortable. Cassandra also recommends that if you find that your dog needs to be on a limited diet, don’t feel bad about not being able to feed them scraps or everyday treats. She suggests using your limited diet kibble as a treat. Your dog won’t know the difference and they’ll just be excited that you are giving them something to eat. Her final word of advice is to join a warehouse membership at a store like Costco or Sam’s Club. Benadryl, Zyrtec and other human medications used to treat dog allergies can be purchased much cheaper at these stores.
My 12 year old chihuahua Leesa has lost most of her hair. It is definitely symmetrical hair loss. The hair she does have is very thin and brittle. She gets lots of these warty looking things that never really go away, but do get smaller over time. Also her skin is just covered with thousands of tiny blackheads. If I gently scrub with a washcloth, you can see them come away on the cloth. She does not scratch or has been tested for thyroid disease, and she does not have it. I bathe her once a week with Pyoben shampoo, and i just started a new spray for her skin called Miconahex+ Triz. Any suggestions?
Yeast infection is usually associated with intense itching alongside other symptoms that vary depending on the nature of the infection. When it is generalized, that is involving most areas of the skin, yeast infection causes an offensive smell and the pooch’s skin often appears oily and scaly or crusty . Localized cases of yeast infection usually involves the ears, anal area, toes, or muzzle and may be manifested in constant scratching of the affected area and paw licking alongside other symptoms such as hair loss, black spots (hyper-pigmentation), and crusty skin.