Lori & The Two Hound Train
Poor boy! I instantly thought it could be fleas
Sat Jul 14, 2018 08:08

given his age, but the vet would have found that right away.

Is he licking and scratching all over or is it isolated? Is his skin red, dry, inflamed, scaly? Does he chew paws? Scratch at ears?

Allergies, especially food allergies, would not be common at his young age. Environmental allergies are also not common, but I might be inclined to pursue that.

Benadryl never did anything for my pup either. Because he is so young, I would ask your vet about giving him Zyrtec or Claritin - I don't know dosage or what is/isn't safe. My adult 38 pound doodle takes two Zyrtec every day. (He has severe environmental allergies determined by skin testing.)

I would also consider adding Omega 3s to his diet (be sure to balance with Vitamin E).

If you have access to a dermatologist vet, I would consider that as well.

  • Itching and licking Jessi K, Thu Jul 12 22:06
    Hello, so my precious goldendoodle is 4 months old. He has been licking and itching constantly and I don't know what the problem is. I've taken him to the vet multiple times spent $1,000 on him and... more
    • check out this archived post: http://www.goldendoodles.com/forum_notes/forum_notes8.htm
      • and one more thingJan, Mon Jul 16 02:35
        When you bathe a dog, when you think you've finished rising the soap out of their coat, rinse one more time for good measure. Soap left in the coat can cause itchiness too.
    • Poor boy! I instantly thought it could be fleas — Lori & The Two Hound Train, Sat Jul 14 08:08
    • ItchingJoe, Thu Jul 12 22:49
      I would bring him to a vet dermatologist, if this is not possible have him tested for allergies
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