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Jul 22nd, 2012 at 10:16pm
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Our dog have been itching like crazy. She's been to the vet a few times for her itching. They gave her medication to help stop the itching twice and it worked but when she stopped the medication, the itching startd again. She's going to have an alergy test done in a couple weeks to see what she's alergic to.

I think it might be her food. She was on natrual balance but I wanted her on a senior (she's about 11 years old) dog food. The vet's office told me to put her on science diet. After reading so much about this food, I took her off science diet and started feeding her blue buffalo.

The vet's office said they don't think she has a food allegy. They think it's environmental and that switching her food before finding out what she's alergic to is a bad idea.

Why should I wait 2 weeks to try to help my dog from itching so much? I don't think changing her food is a big deal.

It's only been 3 days since I changed her food. If it is her food that is making her itch, how long before she should stop itching?

If it was environmental, I would think it would be seasonal and not year round.

Any suggestions?

Thank you,

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Re: Itching
Reply #1 - Jul 25th, 2012 at 1:56am
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My dog gets a cortizone shot bout every 4 to 6 months, check that out...
good luck

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Reply #2 - Aug 4th, 2012 at 6:39am
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I have 4 shih tzus and they are itchy too.  I have discovered it is because they are allergic to fleas.  I raise them naturally, no chemicals at all and I home cook their food.  I use lavender essential oil on them for the itching and it helps alot.  I apply it often but it is better (to me) than using chemicals.  Lemongrass and Eucalyptus are also good for itchies.

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