NorthfieldNick Posted July 3, 2013 Report Share Posted July 3, 2013 Hoot, my slightly neurotic, bananas crazy, almost 4-yr-old has, for the first time, developed what appear to be allergies. He's been itching like crazy, he's licked patches on his hind feet & front legs nearly bald. His ears have been filthy, and both ears & feet smell very yeasty. I've been cleaning his ears & feet with a solution we have for the old Lab who gets infected ears every year (it's labeled for skin & ears; vet okay'ed use on Hoot). He's been on fish oil for years, and I started him on coconut oil recently. I tried giving him benadryl, and it made it him more tweaky & reactive than normal. On the list for toady is a bath with medicated shampoo. It's haying season here, and the grass is very tall with seed heads everywhere. Keeping Hoot out of the grass isn't really possible- he's a working dog, and we move sheep almost every day. To compound things, It's July 4th, and Hoot's reaction to the fireworks seems to be to stress lick. After this week, I'm taking him back to the vet, but in the meantime, does anyone have any solutions/ideas/magic fixes? This has been the solution thus far, but it only works when I'm awake & can keep him from tearing the socks off. (Really. He waits until we're asleep to pull the socks off, and leaves them neatly next to his bed.) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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