2partswater (2partswater) wrote in naturalpets,


My hubs and I rescued a 6 week old puppy running along I-10 in Texas a few months ago. We brought her home to NC and everything has been going well until about 4-6 weeks ago when she got the nastiest case of scratchies. I apply flea prevention every 3-4 weeks and when I comb her, I find no fleas or flea eggs. I bathe her every month to month and a half with an oatmeal dog shampoo and conditioner.

She is to the point where I can no longer sleep at night. She is scratching herself so hard she's got scabs on her head. I have tried Benadryl. Didn't stop it. I tried Baytril. She still scratched. I gave her some Tramadol to help her just get a good night's sleep - nothing. I tried herbal antibiotics. Nothing.

I am giving her Fish Oil and a Skin/Coat supplement.

I'm switching her food to Natural Balance Lamb Meal and Brown Rice (Allergy Formula) thinking perhaps it could be food allergies. The only other thing I can think of is that she is having a reaction to the carpet cleaner as I've had to clean my carpets 2-3 times in the last couple of months (yep, she's STILL a puppy).

What other things would you suggest in order to soothe her skin? I was thinking of picking up some ACV and bathing her in a dilution of that. I'm hoping this food takes affect but I don't know how long I'll have to wait for the chemicals in the carpet cleaner to wear off. I vacuumed today and it's been a week since I cleaned them.

Any ideas?
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