I give my two Cocnut oils twice a week but can't say it has made any difference.
Thanks, it may be worth a try. Hair sample and scrape have come back clear for mites, but apparently that doesn't mean she doesn't have them!
Have to wait to see if there is any fungal infection and if not they will do a blood test to look at allergies . Sounds like it's a bit of a case of trial and error to find out what the cause is, we may be making our first claim on the insurance .
Our dog suffered like this too. His entire skin was salmon pink and he was scratching his fur off, making himself bleed. His ears, face, shoulders and belly were all bare of fur and covered in scratches. On the vet's recommendation we had allergy tests, both blood and skin biopsies. To cut a very long story short, after repeated suggestions to the vet about scarcoptic mange, we changed his flea treatment from Advocate to Stronghold and the problem has stopped.
The canine sarcoptic mite is microscopic and cannot be seen by the eye and only a handful of mites can cause the problem, so may not be present on the skin scrape. I'm told that it can be caught from foxes and squirrels, both of which we've seen in our garden.
Try changing her flea treatment, and upping the frequency, it's worth trying in my opinion. It worked for us.
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Good post about the Mange. I think It is easy to overlook and it should be checked before going down the allergy route. There are two types of Mange too, I've had to treat Obi for Demodectic mange when his immune system was really low when on the steroids. His skin wasn't sore or bleeding but he was scratching continuously but once he was treated for mange it stopped.
Thank- you, I'll mention it to the vet when she phones later. She did mention that she could still have mites they may have burrowed deeper than the skin scrape( that was when I stopped listening, I thought head lice on kids were bad enough ) Vet also mentioned using Advocate every 3 weeks, but I'll ask about the other treatment.
I would just like to sort out what is as she is being very quiet, and feels sorry for herself
In the files at the top there's a list of products, there is a wash for mange and mites also flea, tick , parasite products. Advocate every three weeks seems a little harsh. Obviously wait for your diagnosis but the non chemical route is certainly worth a read. Claire will answer any questions you've got re products x
My Bella is also itchy she is losing Lil balls of hair and she is 1 yr old
My carpet is poka dot with Lil hair nots and she is ITCHY girl she also lost a patch of hair by her left leg the size of a half dollar and the skin is kinda dry my neighbor is a vet just waiting tomorrow to see her if any one has any thoughts they are welcome. It is time for her flea medicine again maybe frontline ?