How do I keep my dog from biting her skin and fur off?

I have done everything from taking her to the groomer and bathing her in Oatmeal changing her food and thought it was fleas but she still is biting her butt so bad I went to the store and got some Med. to try to help it it did help a little but she is back at it again she is 12 yrs old and a big dog what do you think it is???

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tryingmom203

Asked by tryingmom203 at 2:00 PM on Oct. 27, 2008 in Pets

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  • Sorry to hear about your dog. I have a few things that might help if you can't take it to the vet or your animal grooming doesn't do this....One is..when bathing the dog....you can squeeze lightly around the anal opening to release stored up bad fecal matter...it doesn't hurt the dog. You can also try some of these two options...one is...Sulfodene Medicated shampoo, it helps stop itching and flaking and the other is Sulfodene first aid Hot spot...associated with scratching...hair loss and redness. I never heard about changing flea meds because the flea become immune to it...but that sounds like a good option too! Hope your dog gets the relief it needs and for sure the Benydrl will help!!
    stayhomemom22

    Answer by stayhomemom22 at 2:33 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • I've heard that sometimes dogs that do this have an issue with their anal glands, lol. They bite the fur right off where their back meets their tail. I would take the dog to the vet...it sounds like you've done everything else.

    Also check into mange.
    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 2:03 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • my dog has the same problem... or had... he has a fle allergy... even if you dont see fleas... if he gets bitten by one.. he goes crazy and all of a suddne he has large bald spots... benedryl is ok to give to dogs... you can go out and get the chewable tables and give them one... my dog gives me a hard time with meds so i get the pill and make him swollow it... this was all told to me by my vet... also try switching up the flea prevention.... sometimes if you use the same one all the time the native flea becomes immune to it so you have to switch it off every 6 months to keep it working.... hope that helped!!! it cost me soo much in testig just to find out it was a flea alleregy.... i was soo frustrated... lol
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:11 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • Oh thank you i will go right now and try the benedrly How much Do i give her she is 130 pounds
    tryingmom203

    Answer by tryingmom203 at 2:13 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • Use a sirenge with number and use 2 cc, of children benedral liguid. If you are using the pill, ck the instructions for adualts. Glad you are taking her to the vet. It could be an infection and she might need other meds to help her.
    Good luck and may she get better soon.
    doglovergranny

    Answer by doglovergranny at 2:24 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • I also use Neosporine(spelling) for scratches or sores. I dab a little on my finger and rub in...the next day the redness is gone.
    stayhomemom22

    Answer by stayhomemom22 at 2:35 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • I think it's allergy season for dogs right now because my dog has been going through the same thing. We just bathing with itch relief shampoo and have given him benadryl. It did get bad enough one day and i had to give him prednisone which i hate doing because it's bad stuff. Just try not to let him roam around in the bushes. It could also be flea allergies...sometimes even if they have flea protection they could still be allergic if bitten
    nora17

    Answer by nora17 at 9:49 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • i honestly beleive it could be hotspots.
    their saliva can exacerbate hotspots. Putting a cone on him will be good. Also, try giving him a Benedryl
    LexsiesMommy

    Answer by LexsiesMommy at 9:55 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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  • Oh and please stop the Grooming, Thats when my dog started getting hotspots
    LexsiesMommy

    Answer by LexsiesMommy at 9:55 PM on Oct. 27, 2008

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