I just purchased Yumega for my 10 year old Yorkie who has had skin problems itching biting etc and after using Yumega for just 10 days he is a very different dog well recommended and that's with me not hi. The full amount yet as I don't want too upset his tummy I would strongly advise it because I was at my wits end worring about as nothing from the vets seamed to work
How much did u pay for it, as it may b better to go vet, but if it work,s then ill try first 2
Its 17 99 for 250ml or 29 49 for 500ml
Where do I get it?
Where do I buy this treatment.
My dog is scratching hers ears til she covered in blood itís not fles cause my other dog is fine they think itís an allergy but I donít no to what and keeps coming bk
Hi Lynn, thank you for your message. I am sorry to hear your dog is in so much discomfort. Definitely look at diet, a good high meat wet food can really help with itching, something like natures diet for example. It could be ear mites causing the excessive itching, to get rid of this and help with his poor sore ears you will need our Colloidal silver spray, spray into the ear and use kitchen roll or a strong cotton pad to thoroughly clean the ears, do this 2 or three times in a week and just spray in the on the days you don't. Use Ekoneem Oil after each clean out and each spray to make sure the mites are all gone, to stop them from coming back and to heal his hears. We have a video of us doing this to a puppy that came to see us over Christmas (go and check it out to see how to do it) who had the same problem and now his ears are perfect and he has the colloidal silver sprayed into his ears once a week to keep them clean, he will only occasionally need them wiping and Ekoneem Oil once a week to keep the mites away and keep his ears soft and itch free. Best wishes Amber
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I have a pitbull that has been scratching insanely the last two weeks. We have tried all kinds of home remedies that I have found online and none have worked (yogurt, baking soda bath, apple cider vinegar/water spray, baths, cleaned his bed, oatmeal shampoo, and I'm sure I'm missing some) he does not have fleas or ticks or mites. My other dog is absolutely fine. He is now all red on his belly, tail, neck. We don't know what else to do. If you have any kind of help we would greatly appreciate it. Thanks
My lapsa apso keeps stratching between her rear legs and chest and her hind abdomen is turning black and inflamed what should i do please
Need help with my yorkie. Seems as since we brought her home a month later sheís been itchy non stop and vet is puzzled and uncertain what to do. Her skin is so flaky and seems like dandruff. Need help sheís only 7 months old
My Shih Tzu Bitch has lost most of her coat down her back and the skin is black near her tail, she is on steroid tablets and doesn't like Yumega, can you help please ?
Hi PatriciaSo sorry for the year long wait for a reply. Just had a shower of blog comments rain on my inbox which got lost in the ether.You need Skinny Dip shampoo. Wash in, leave on for then minutes. Then some Skinny cream and you will see a big difference in a couple of days.BestKate
Overy itching, scratching and licking more so.on private area it's become very red and inflammed could be bedding,shampoo or fleas but not seen any on him.gonna buy a non bio washing powder for bedding need advice on shampoo and flea treatment I've been using bob martin but it's not had great reviews lately he's a bedlington terrier
Hi LisaI would always buy flea treatment from the vet or Lintbells who do one. Never from the supermarket.If you're doing natural then Billy No Mates is by far the best. For the itching and redness use Skinny Shampoo then Skinny Cream.
Why is my staff aways biting her toe Nail and aways wanting my food every time I eat there no needs t it she's so greedy she will eat till she's sick and why does she aways scratch her ears and aways wants to hurt them every time there healing up she likes to hurt her self and reopen them she's a mess AV done everything Ivan to help the dog she's well in grateful
Hi LouiseFirstly have you taken her to the vet and what does the vet say? Secondly have you thought that both of you may benefit from a behaviourist? And thirdly have you asked yourself the difficult question as to whether you really want a dog or not? Dogs are hard work and require lots of time and attention and they take a lot of looking after. She may have an allergy to something which is why she is itching and chewing, she may be on poor food which is why she is hungry and can also cause skin irritation and she may be bored from lack of stimulation and walks.
And she is aways fleed and wormed I only fleed her and wormed her 2 weeks ago if that I find her really annoying most if the time there bad habits she's got how can I stop it all
Give her to a loving family
Louise, did you get your poor dog rehomed in the end? She must have been suffering to be scratching her ears like that. It's only natural for dogs to prefer human food to their own... have you ever felt like eating dog food? NO? I thought not. You dont seem to have the maturity, compassion or tolerance to own a pet... I do hope you found her a better home. Your post really upset me and many others I have no doubt.
I came here looking for advice on my dogs itchy skin and came across this comment. Hoping and praying that you found your dog a better home. It seems to me that she deserves an owner who loves and appreciates her companionship and treats her as if she was their child. A dog comes with responsibilities, loyalty, and patience and devotion..all of which you lack. Best of luck to your dog..and ill say a prayer or two for you.
Hi I have a 6 year old tri cavalier. The last few weeks she is constantly itching just under neck. She does this especially when taking her for a walk. What would you recommend? Thanks
Hi FreddyI would check for fleas first. If there aren't any then it could be a contact allergy where she's rubbing on something. Use an Ekoneem shampoo bar to wash just that part, it will really take the itch out.
Hi kate my westie never stops chewing his paws and staining his fur, he also gets sores on his back and belly, he is always on steroids and antibiotics , now my vet has told me to out him on Atopica 50mg but I'm worried about the side effects, he is very precious to us . Do the benifits outweigh the side effects ?
Hi ElainePlease could we have a chat. It's a common Westie problem but it would be good to get an idea what's going on over the phone. Give us a call Mon-Fri 9-5 on 01903 256373 and we can sort something out I'm sure.
My westie is chewing her paws,sometimes side of her tummy . 14 yrs old .
Hello - has anyone of you used Dermapaw before? Does it work?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpATfd2wMuk
Where can i buy that yumega stuff .im fostering a 18 month jack russell and he does not stop scratching and biting .although he had cuts on his paws coming to me hes been fleed
Hi GwendaYou can get it with us at www.myitchydog.co.ukBestKate
my black lab keeps getting sores between his toes the told me to wash his paws with hibiscrub this only happens around this time of year and never at wintertime
Hi Derek, it's going to be a seasonal allergy then. Hibiscrub is pretty harsh and it a cure rather than a prevention. You could try putting Skinny Spray between the toes and on the paws before a walk then washing them after the walk and reapplying the spray. That should be a lot more comfortable for your lab.Kate
My dog won't stop scratching and it's making the household miserable by breaking our sleep every night. She's a 10 month old French bulldog. We've been to the vets with an outcome of try piriton becaus it could b her hormones but that doesn't seem to have any effect. She's had frontline which I hate as its toxic but I was at my wits end. Her coat is lovely, glossy and smooth as I started the yumega plus but that hasn't touched it. She scratches her armpits, chest and belly (to the extreme). Please does anybody have any suggestions?
Hi StacyI would look at diet. What are you feeding her, including treats? If it's kibble I would look at changing it for a good wet food, home cooked or raw. Kibble can cause a lot of itching because of the starch.
Hi. I am having the same problem with our 5 month old Frenchie. From the day we picked him up he keeps coming out in rashes, it was his belly and groin at first...but now his armpits....they feel clammy. He eats kibble. "specific" recommended by vet. Antibiotics and injection clears it for a few days....then it returns. But if he has a jumper or t shirt on, he stops scratching.
My dog is scratching and making himself sore
Hi SandraThis could be due to a number of things.*Diet*Allergy to something *Fleas *Mites etcHave a look at Skinny Shampoo & Skinny Spray which will relieve any itch and help get rid of an itch that is caused by something on the skin. Use them in conjunction with each other, the more you use them the more they will work. Also look at Billy No Mates for fleas, ticks and mites, it is not only a repellent but also helps skin & coat. Yumega Itchy Dog if you think it could be allergy related and to generally help your dogs skin & coat. Look at diet, make sure your dog is on a good food, high meat low carb, variety is good.
Hi KateArchie my Norfolk/Jack cross has been an itchy allergic dog since a pup.He is now 6. It has taken me this long and countless journies through conventional drug based vets to holistic ones to arrive at a happy itch free dog. Not a hint of seasonal itch for the last 18 months.I have done numerous things but one thing I know beyond doubt has helped immesureably is the Allergy-X biscuits.I am distraught these are now discontinued. I have trawled the internet to try to find the last supplies.The new capsules do not work for Arhie at all.Forget the inconvenience of a capsule compared to a treat but this new formula just doesn't work.2 weeks in on these Achie is itchy and now the scratching and dreaded paw chewing is starting.Please can any-one else who came to rely on Allery-X biscuits start a petition to get the company to start making them again. Kate? you will have a loud voice with the supplier, if not can you get the formula and make them yourself?I cannot say how distresssedI am to see my lovely healthy normal dog decend back to a itchy, weepy, stained and sad dog.Please if anyone else feels like this can we start asking the company to at least produce both products?Also, Kate the reviews you have on your excellent site about Allery-X are both about the discontinued biscuits and not the capsules so you should take them down?Sorry fo the moan but anyone who has lived with a very itchy dog will sympathise.Charlotte
Hi CharlotteI have had a good long chat with Verm-X about this and the only change which might make a difference is a lack of oils and fats.All Verm-X did was remove the ingredients and encapsulate the herbs. So the herb mix, which does the job, hasn't changed. They moved from a biscuit to a capsule because for some reason they couldn't get the biscuits to stay in one piece consistently, hence the change.So I would keep up with the new capsules, and add a good oil blend like Yumega Plus to compensate for the salmon oil missing. Maybe a little chicken fat once in a while too. You can also give me a call on 01903 256373 any time. Give me a call and let's chat about diet too. Neem may also help.Kate
Hi KateOur Morkie Alfie seems to have a seasonal allergy. He gets very itchy so scratches a lot and loses fur but also licks around is groin area which makes his skin very red and scabby and has caused it to bleed in the past. We have taken him to the vets for the usual tests and they have not come up with anything. They put him on steroids when he flares up and told to keep him off the long grass.We now need to try something else as we are just going around in circles and we hate seeing Alfie suffer.We would be grateful for any advice.Many thanks
Hi ScottIf it's seasonal I would wipe them down after being on grass, I would also apply Skinny Cream to the affected area. It's neem and coconut are really soothing; it will heal and soften the skin and promote hair regrowth.
We have 3 shih tzus. Only one has a scratching, licking and itching problem. He has a good coat and only little redness, yet he spends almost all his time aggressively scratching, licking and itching. When the vet put him on steroids, he was great. Even half a small tablet gave him considerable relief. This has now been stopped and we are back to square one. Please help.
Hi PeterCould be that your one dog just itches as a reaction to something that doesn't bother the others. It could be food. What do you feed them? Or that only one of your dogs gets bitten.If you would like a chat just call us on the number at the top of this page. CheersKate
Hi peter,i also have 3dogs but only 1 affected with bad itches especially under tum,and armpits.drives poor dog mad, we have been using apoquel tablets from vets,which are very good although bit expensive but did work for us.Also last couple weeks ive changed her food to harringtons salmon and potato dried food we get it from sainsburys.,seems to be working, great help to my girl,now only has half apoquel tablet every other day,worth a try, works for us.
HiMy dog starts itching, scratching and chewing his feet every August. It's only happened the last 3 years or so since we moved to a farm so I'm pretty sure it's seasonal and related to that. The vets have put him on steroids and/or fortnightly anti biotic shots but are almost forcing us to go for allergy testing at £500 by refusing further treatment. What would you suggest? Thanks ps my other dog is completely unaffected.
Hi ClaireSounds like harvest mites. Use Skinny Spray every day between the toes and on the feet. Also give them a wash down or a wipe when he comes in from outside. That will do it.
HiI have a 12 week old staffy who is itching badly, she scratches until very sore, I have a feeling it could be a combination of two things, the treats she has are highly coloured; suggesting high quantities of colouring and additives, also long grass seems to aggrivate her, suggesting allergic to polen. Would you agree/ suggestions.
Hi David. Definitely! Stop with the treats and look at food too. Where did you get her from? What are you feeding her? Email me firstname.lastname@example.org tell me all the above including brands and we'll see what we can do.I'm assuming you're getting her vaccinations and she's being properly treated for worms and fleas being this small? What does the vet say?
My 10 yr old collie has always had loose stools every so often but now it's constant - I'm up twice a night sometimes to let him out etc. The vet has tested him for everything and said he's fine. I've tried some medication they've given me and all different types of non allergen food but not improvement. Just recently his poo has got worse and he's started scratching at either side of his hip, where there are a couple of little dark red dots on a raised bit of skin. Other than that he is fine. Could you recommend anything?
Hi CatherineI'd seriously look at a change in diet, adding variety and balance; home cooking for a while would be good too. Sounds like he's got proper digestion issues which could be exacerbated by the quality of the dog food (just because it costs you a fortune doesn't make a lot of difference sadly). Give us a call if you would like to chat it through.
My Springer had same issue. Burns brand of Pork and Potato dry kibble was recommended.Its totally solved the problem
One of my border terriers was clipped today, he's usually stripped but his coat is poor and a bit thin. Now this has been removed he has a skin 'issue', flaky, greasy, itchy skin on hind leg? Help please.
Hi RuthYou can try Ekoneem oil or Skinny Cream. Both can be applied directly and will help.
My labradoodle pup keeps scratching what can I use to try and stop him doing it.hes been checked at the vets twice
Hi GaryLook at what you're feeding him, if there is any stress in the house or outside and if there are parasites. I'm assuming no fleas as you've been to the vet. You can do many things but depends what's causing it. What do you feed him?
Hi. I have a 4 year old jack Russell crossed lhasa apso. Recently he has been scratching all the time. He rubs himself on our wicker draws and he nibbles his paws. He has still been eating and drinking fine and no problems with stools etc. He is now becoming red and sore. All flea treatment is up to date. Maybe he knows were about to have a baby arrival. Just hate seeing him scratch all day. Thanks xx
Hi MarkIt could well be stress. Try giving him somewhere to call his own, safe from crying babies with grabby hands. Also try something like Scullcap and Valerian tablets from Dorwest, and a DAP plug in which is synthetic calming pheromones. Also look at his diet, if he's on kibble look at changing it to a very good wet food.
Hi, our rescue westie has a skin allergy. The vet suggested a diet of food prescribed by them, and if that didn't work, a blood test at the cost of 5 hundred pounds to find what she is allergic to. Her fur is greasy,she has some sore bits on her back, and she has dark skin under her armpits which she scratches at. I plan on trying the Ekoneen oil and the Yumega stuff. Is this what you would recommend?
Hi thereYes, I would recommend it and looking at diet too. I wouldn't bother with prescription food or skin scrapes until you've had a look at that. Try home cooking for a couple of weeks if you can and see what happens. I think you'll see a big difference. Try chicken with mashed sweet potato and broccoli. Cook in a big batch and freeze in bags.
My dig itches & bites his legs non stop. It's gotten so bad, we have had allergy testing at the vets. And baths in chemicals which did nothing. I have just ordered some of the ekoneeem oil and the Yumega Plus too. He's currently on sensitive food that is meant to be hypoallergenic. I don't know what else to do! He's currently wearing a cone to stop the licking and biting. But he can still scratch unfortunately - and sometimes manages to get his cone off. How soon should I notice results with the two products I purchased? Also any suggestions to anything?!
Hi LorenI would think they would work well. But I would also get off the kibble, try a good wet food like Natures Menu, Nature Diet, or Arden Grange. Or frozen raw like Natural Instinct.
My dog scratches all the time he never stops. He looses all his hair on his butt. He has sources all over him. Nothing helps
Hi SarahWhat are you feeding him and what has the vet said?
Hi I have a 2year old Jack Russell and a yorky .the Jack Russell has started scratching and biting and his skin is getting thin and sore he's been doin for bout two weeks .we're would we I get the coconut oil from.
Hi TrinaGet raw, organic, virgin coconut oil from most health food stores and the larger supermarkets.
Hi I have 2 germansheperds they have developed severe itching biting paws back end and tail also they have sore like bites I have had them at vet several times costing me in the last two years several this and puns on vets treatment like washes flea treatments mite spit on nothing work these thing improve my dog a small bit but never rid them of this horrible itching am a exspericeiend dog breeder but this problem a myth to me my dog are on a good diet with vacination up to date I don't what this is I have heard about morgellons disease being transmitted to dogs what u think do u have any idea to what I can use am at my wits end and can't handle my dogs suffering anymore plzs help thanks in advance
Hi TonyI would look at what you are feeding them, any stress in the house and fleas. To stop the itching and biting treat with Skinny Shampoo and Skinny Spray. Wash the whole dog, or the itchy parts, leave on for ten minutes. The dry thoroughly and use the spray twice a day. That will stop it.
Hi I've got a fifteen year old little Lancashire heeley cross bitch! She is constantly scratching her tummy and sides! and chewing her paws..her owner sadly died! But she is use to staying with me! I'm wondering is it stress or her diet. Please can you help! Thankyou
Hi SusanSounds like stress. Try giving her stuff to chew, it's how dogs de-stress. Also could try giving her a small space to call her own, a little cosy nook. Also try an Adaptil diffuser, a synthetic pheromone plug in for stress.
Hi, my 5 yr old Labradoodle is constantly scratching her chin, she has been on the same food for a while so I don't think it's that. She likes to rub her face in duck/fox poo so I am wondering if she's had a reaction to that, I can't see any redness but it's clearly irritating her, do you think the Ekoneem oil would help and is it ok to apply around the mouth area? Thanks
Hi SheenaTomato ketchup is great for getting fox poo out of fur. Honestly! Then I would wash it with Ekoneem shampoo as that will clean it without harshness and take the itch out.
My staffy lab cross scratches constantly. The vet has put him on atopica which is expensive and doesn't seem to work he has forth glade natural food with a mix. Any other products I might try. Thanks graham
Hi GrahamIt could be many things. Maybe change the protein in his diet e.g. switch from chicken to lamb. I would avoid beef, wheat, soya and dairy as these can cause aggravation. Make sure the ingredients in the food and treats are solid. No meat and animal derivatives.Also use Yumega Plus on food for sorting out the skin and reducing the itching.
Hi my 11 week malshai is keep itching behind her ear and scratching her back leg, she doesn't have flees what else could this be? Thanks
Hi ChloeIt could be dust mites or yeast from a kibble based diet. Try using Ekoneem on the itchy parts a couple of times a day. A thin film of it and rub right in. That will sort it!
My rescued dog McCloud is scratching n chewing on his body n paws aggressively for weeks now. He is on Yumega Plus since 20/11/15 (a week now) but no improvement. Started to rub coconut oil mixed with lavender oil yesterday n hopefully it help.Don't want to bring him to vet as learnt online that giving him oral tablets only give him temporary relieve. Any advice from you would be much appreciated as it hurts me to see my dog suffer.Amanda
Hi AmandaWhen did you get him? It could be a stress reaction. Or it could be diet. Try Skinny Cream on his body and paws and have a look at what he's eating. Get off the kibble if you can. Also, maybe try an Adaptil plug in which releases synthetic pheromones into the room to calm your dog down.
Hi, my 20 month labradoodle has been scratching at his face for a few months. We have been to the vet where they gave him a strong mite killer (although no sign of mites) and this has done nothing. We wondered if he had an infection within his lip fold but after cleaning this twice a day for 5 days with hibiscrub he is still no better. It is definitely somewhere around his lips - he is constantly rubbing on furniture/carpet etc. Can you suggest anything please? He is fed raw diet with plenty of veg. Thank you , Kim
Hi KimI wonder if he's getting his chops into something in the garden, or on a walk, a bush or plant he's allergic to?Either way, the Ekoneem shampoo bar can be used around the muzzle and all over the face. Wash his itchy bits once a day with it for a few days and that will take the itch right out. Leave it on for a few minutes if you can for a much faster result and relief.
My Tibetan terrier constantly chews at her back paws and it seems particularly bad at night. She is fed royal canin light with chicken. Any ideas?
Hi AlisonYes. Change the diet to something better, Barking Heads, Natures Menu, Nature Diet are all good. Add variety; fresh meat and fish, fruit and veg etc. The same for treats too, and the paws will stop itching for the most part.For immediate relief use Ekoneem oil on the back paws. She's doing it more at night because there is less to distract her probably so the itching it more intense.BestKate
Good afternoon,I have been dealing with my 5 month blue nose pitbull skin. He has been scratching, chewing his paws and losing his hair on his paws and neck.He is been to the vet,did mite test skin scrapping negative,no fleas, did antibiotics thinking it was a bacterial infection did not work. Also use max chlorhexidine 4% shampoo did not work. I have been trying to change his food blue buffalo meat,chicken,wellness core,natural balance l.i.d,evo,Merriks and did not work and now am trying instinct food but my dog still itchy and chewing on Please if you could have any to relieve my pup I would really appreciate. Thank you.
Hi Kate I have a 2 year old staffy an she's constantly itching biting her paws an rubbing herself on the rugs/carpets to ease the itch, the vet gave her a mite treatment an has put her on a course of piriton but neither have helped. The vet said her coats clear so it's not fleas. Any ideas? She's scratching so much she's cutting herself an yelping.xx
Ouch! What are you feeding her, including treats? I would recommend Skinny shampoo and spray to treat the external itching, including paws. Leave shampoo on for ten minutes then rinse. But you need to look at diet or stress if it's not a parasite.BestKate
Hi CatherineIt could be many things: diet, air fresheners and fabric fresheners, parasites or stress. What are you feeding her?
My Shih tzu pup keeps itching behind her ears, she eats Iams dry junior good and some supreme cuisine meat, with the vegetables! She doesn't have fleas and is well groomed as my mum is a dog groomer! What do you think please?
Hi KatieI think it's diet, definitely. Read my book The Dog Diet available on here and change what she eats. She won't itch any more.BestKate
we have just purchased your Neem cream, the emulsifier and the sprayer for our Labrador whose itchy feet are driving him mad but we can't find anywhere that says how often to treat. Please can you advise
Hi MarySorry for the late reply, the best way to get us is via email email@example.comYou can use the spray as often as you like. For an acute problem like itchy paws I'd use twice a day for a few days until it clears. When the weather is hot and humid I'd do it a couple of times a week to stave off the fungus!
Hi Kate. I have a 2 yr old spaniel who had the allergy tests as she'd been constantly itching & chewing for 10 mths (we'd tried piriton, steroids, apoquel, etc). She's sensitive to most meats, fish, lots of veg, various fungi, nettles & dandelions. We've been feeding hills allergy care kibble for 10 wks now, but she's still chewing/itching. She's washed down after walks. She can't use yumega because it's fish oils. We're waiting for a dermatologist referral, but in the meantime do you have any recommendations? Thanks
Hi MelanieSorry for the late reply, the best way to get us is via email firstname.lastname@example.orgHow do you know what she's sensitive to? Did you have tests? It would be interesting to know what they said specifically. I would ditch the dry food altogether and get away from Hills, Canin, Eukanuba any big brands really. Often there is too much uncooked starch in them which aggravates the gut and causes itching. If the gut is inflamed then food she's eating might go straight through her she could normally tolerate. Try Heal on food, and Skinny Dip shampoo and Spray for the external itching. Also home cook for a couple of weeks, I think you'll see a massive difference. Read my book The Dog Diet, you can buy it on here.Cheers
Hello, We recent brought a 3 month old husky cross (cross with possibly a collie, we are unsure). He's very itchy all the time, biting his paws, under his legs and belly and his ears. He's started to lose his fur on his snout either side from constant itching. Vets taken a sample and no evidence of fleas, mites and she doesn't think it's mange or anything, he's becoming a little aggressive and frustrated with the itching. I'm thinking it may be the washing powder and he burrows his head in his bed a lot and itches. We are using a shampoo the vets given us but we're more concerned about the aggressiveness and hair loss. Any ideas?
Hi SamIf I itched that much I'd get ratty too! What are you feeding him, and is he stressed, or too hot? Huskies can suffer from separation anxiety, they don't like being left alone so if you're out all day that could be a factor. Also being able to dig up stuff, and really run about, and sniff things at their leisure will make a massive difference. You might be doing this already but if not that will make a big difference. They are intelligent dogs. As for diet, if you're feeding dry food, or other food which also contains a lot of carbs then it could be yeast. I would get off and stay off dry food unless it's the absolute tops. Even then it would be once in a while, not their main food. Dogs need variety too.For the itchy skin and paws use Skinny Spray which you can get from us. Spray on twice a day to the affected areas. Around the nose and face use the Ekoneem shampoo bar, it's very gentle and good for the face.
Hi,I have a possibly pregnant Labradoodle who is very itchy at the moment. She was flea treated two weeks ago before visiting the stud dog this week. Are any of your products safe to use on pregnant bitches?
Hi RachelApologies for the late reply. I'm sure this is no longer relevant for you but for future reference we don't recommend using neem products on pregnant or lactating bitches. Are you sure it was fleas or mites though? If not and you think it's a general itchy skin problem you could try Yumega Plus, a very good oil blend you add to food. Great for seasonal itching.Kate
Hi my 8 year old Germany pointer is scratching his side has little lumps like bites but no fleas sensitive skin what can help poor boy
Hi RichardUse Ekoneem oil or the shampoo bar which you can use on local areas. Works a treat!
My eleven month old dog keeps schaching and licking himself
I need something to boost my Shih Tzu immune system because of allergies, he also has food allergies, what can I use please
After I taken my dog for a walk in the grass she starts to stratch ! Could she be allergy to the grass .
Hi ShirleyShe could be, or it could be pollen too. Try putting her in a tshirt for dogs - Equafleece do a good one - and wiping her down after a walk. Removing as much of the allergens from her fur will really help. You can also look at using Skinny Dip shampoo and spray to take out the itch.
Hi. I'm looking after a friends shin tzu aged 5. He has a congenital deformity of both front legs which was not dealt with at all and now is arthritic and itchy. His home life is not stable. Quite a bit of human stress. My home is peaceful and ordered....in that he gets regular short exercise and is fed on a good wet food sometimes mixed with home cooked chicken and brown rice. He is on small dose of Rimadyl and a dog glucosamine daily. Can you suggest any thing else I can do for his wellbeing please?
Hi Elaine, he's lucky he has you.The itching may be stress, in which case you could try Dorwest Scullcap & Valerian and/or a DAP plugin (or just adopt him!).Lintbells Yumove for joints is the top joint supplement in the country, sold by me and vets, it's brilliant stuff.For the itch then Lintbells Itchy Skin oil put on food is excellent, as it Skinny Dip shampoo and spray.Hope all that helps. I would try one thing at a time to see what helps. And totally adopt him! Kate x
I have a 6yr staff he's been fleas,wormed, had his booster but he's is biting his paw and scratching his groin, which is sore,I'm using dog cleansing wipes to clean it can you tell what might be problem please.
Hi MichaelThere can be a number of reasons that your dog is itching, this can be diet, mite allergies, fleas etc. When speaking to someone with an itchy dog we always recommend looking at diet to start with, hidden carbs and sugars in dog food can cause itchiness, a good wet food which helps with this is Natures Diet and a good dry food is Barking Heads. Just changing the diet can help a lot with the itching.The next thing is to help the itch externally. So we always recommend a good bath with Skinny Dip Shampoo, the shampoo contains neem which is a natural flea, tick & mite repellent and also helps to soothe the skin and stop anything that might be causing that itch. We recommend using this twice in the first week to ensure you have covered the whole body and you leave it on for 10 minutes before rinsing so it can really soak into the skin. In between baths you can then use Skinny Spray, which works in the same way as the Shampoo but it a spray form so you don't have to go through the trouble of bathing constantly. Spray directly onto your dog and massage in or spray onto your hands and massage in if he is not keen on being sprayed. You can also use Skinny Spray on yourself for any bites etc, and it smells lovely along with the shampoo. As you are not sure what is causing the itch then it is always best to treat the whole body so the Shampoo & Spray will help with that. Best wishesAmber
Hello my chihuahua has been itching her ear until it bleeds and she cries, she also bites her paws and scratches her chin until it bleeds. She is up to date with flea treatment and also has just had a course of antibiotics and steroids. This did seem to help a little although did not get rid of the itchy or biting but enough to stop the redness and slight bleeding. Now the course of medication has ended the itchy and biting has returned. Please can you make any suggestions on what I can get to treat her as it's breaking my heart seeing her in so much discomfort. Jaime
Bruno only started doing it yesterday, inside is ear all red do u know what is.thanks
Hi JoanneIt could be mites, or a fungal problem. Have you been to the vet?Kate
Yes my dog had mites in his ear I got a spray also to much wax which I wet some toilet roll n clean it that way
My german shepherd is itching ear are red her skin is red round her eyes are red ive had to take her to vets had blood tests taken been told it can be any number of things so i think you should your dog to vet
How is Bruno today??
Perhaps,a yeast infection.Have your vet swab the exudate in the ear and look at it under the microscope.Yeast is easily seen on microscopy with gram stain.Quite common and fairly easy to treat,depending on your dog's ear type.
Hi JaimeAw bless her, how horrid. Firstly you want to get the Ekoneem Shampoo Bar, it is a gentle neem bar that will help soothe and heal the sore areas as well as help to stop whatever is causing that horrid itch. Use this twice in the first week all over her body to ensure every area has been covered, in between her toes also, leave on for up to 10 mins then rinse off. Also spot wash with this Shampoo Bar when needed, get a bowl of warm water, wet under the chin and her paws rub the bar in and then rinse back off. You can use this Shampoo bar as often as you like, the more you use it the more she will improve. To help heal the extremely sore and cut parts of her then you need Ekoneem Oil, keep it in the fridge and rub under her chin, her ears and her paws including in between her toes. This will help heal the sore areas and really soothe the itching. This again can be used as often as you need to, 2-3 times a day if necessary. If you see the areas look slightly more red for the first few days of using these then it could mean it is a fungal infection causing the itch and it will try to fight back against the Neem for a few days, but continue to use and call us if you need us.The more you use these to start with the better she will become, you will then be able to reduce the usage and use the Shampoo Bar and Ekoneem Oil as and when you need to. I would advise always using a neem based shampoo like the Ekoneem Shampoo Bar or the Skinny Dip Shampoo going forward with ordinary baths as this could be a recurring issue so to always be on top of it will help greatly. Best wishesAmber.
Hi there, I just purchased a pot of ekoneem cream and some skinny spray, I've only just started applying them to Milo over the last 24 hours but so far there is a marked difference in his scratching. Milo is a JR by the way.My question is this. Could an infestation of flies have anything to do with his itching? Where er live is very rural, surrounded by wheat fields. I realise it could be harvest mites but have seen no red powdery stuff on his fur. Unbeknown to us there was a massive sewage blockage down the lane from us and we were infested with flies for the last two months. Last night it was cleared and I'm wondering if this may have had anything to do with it. Many thanks for any info. :-)
Hi PatiAny little pests can cause itching and irritation, it's obviously hard to know without seeing your dog but you are certainly using the right products to stop whatever is causing the itch. You can spray and use the Ekoneem Oil as much as you need to, the more you use it the better it will work. If you can also find some gentle organic dog shampoo, scoop a bit of Ekoneem in your hand with some shampoo and give your dog a good bath to ensure you have covered every area which will also really help with the itching and whatever is causing it. You can do this once a week to start with and then reduce when you see an improvement. If you have any further questions then please feel feel to email us. Best wishes Amber
Hi Kate,I have a 6 year old staffy / collie cross. For the past 2 months or so he has been biting like crazy. He mainly attacks his bum at the top of his tail and his feet. I have been giving him flea tablets every 2 weeks and worming tablets every 3 as I thought it could be a problem caused by either of those. I have also deep cleaned my home incase I haven infestation I am unaware of. Usually if there are fleas in the house I get bitten. I know dog fleas don't bite people but I also have a cat who I have also been giving treatment to. Myself and my partner have searched the dog for ticks and other bugs but have found nothing. He is biting and scratching so much his skin is red raw and his fur is malting. We have a vets appointment for next week, but I thought you may be able to share your views on this also. I have tried to give as much information as possible. Many thanks in advance. Carla
Hi CarlaFor questions like this always email us email@example.com for a much speedier response.It could be worms, or blocked anal glands which are causing your dog to attack his bum and the top of his tail. He may also have a yeast problem if it's his feet too as yeast loves warm, damp places i.e. between the toes and in the bottom. Have you had a look at diet, and what did the vet say? You may need to change the diet to a wet food or a great dry food, something without lots of carbs, which can be hard to find. A diet of the same, carb rich, food can cause yeast problems. Please don't hesitate to email us if you have any updates or further questions. Kate.
My 10yr old Jack RusseLloyd has starated scratching all the time. Mainly torso but has started biting around the base of her tail. Never had any problems before. No changes in bedding, washing powder or food. Have bathed her in flea shampoo & used a flea zapper but not seen any fleas. Would the Skinny Dip spray / cream be best for her? Thanks in advance.
Hi JanetLook at diet, make sure she is on a good high meat low carb diet. Good dogs foods are, Barking Heads, Natures Diet, Naturo, Canagan. You could also try cooking or raw feeding. Variety is good. This can help greatly with itchy. Skinny Shampoo would be good to use to treat the itch externally, rub all over, leave on for 10 minutes and rinse off, do this twice in the first week and once a week until you see improvement. Yes Skinny Cream would be good to use as well, especially on the more affected areas, this can be used 2-3 times a day if needed. The more you use the products the more they will work. Look at diet, bath regularly in Skinny Shampoo and use the Cream to help the sore areas this should all help.
We adopted our dog, Ella, as a puppy and from an animal shelter. Soon after adopting her we noticed she was itching her skin off, to the point where she looked a like a possum. We brought her to several vets, who treated it as a food allergy, even treated for for mites, even though no mites ever showed up on several tests, after a year of being uncomfortable it seems we have finally figured out what is causing the itchiness and, sometimes a rash, we think its ivermectin which is in heart worm medicine. If it's not the ivermectin, it's absolutely something in all heart worm medicine, because we were giving her the chewables and switched to revolution once a month and our dog was always itching. When we increased the dosage to kill the "mites" she would itch more and more, the vets told us that meant the medicine was working, but after treatment our dog was left still itching. It wasn't until we completely stopped using any type of heart worm medicine that our little pup is back to acting like a puppy and her hair is finally starting to grow back! Itching isn't even a side-effect listed for ivermectin, so I wanted to share my story in hopes of helping someone else, whose dog is suffering like mine was!
Hi Jen Thank you for sharing this and great that you finally worked out what the issue was. It seems herbal could be the way forward for Ella. Billy No Mates for fleas, ticks & mites and Four Seasons for worms. They work wonders. Thanks again and we are glad to hear Ella is back to normal.
I just found this site. I adopted a 8 lb Chi from our shelter and since I am a volunteer I have watched him for weeks and walked him before adopting. After adopting him I was given him heartworm medicine from the shelter to give to him that day. He had, had 1 treatment the month before. Within hours after giving him the pill he started scratching all over, rubbing his belly on the carpet, biting his legs, bottom of his feet. As I had seen him in the shelter I never saw him doing any scratching. I believe it is the heartworm medicine. How long does it take to get out of the system?He was in the shelters from 8/2017 before I adopted him. Started out in CA. brought to WA. on 9/30/2017. I adopted him on Nov. 1st. No fleas. Feeding him Science diet Salmon with veg. and Science Diet for sensitive stomach, sensitive skin dry.
Hi JudyIt may well be stress as the only thing to change is that fact he's moved home. Keep an eye on him and see what happens over the next few weeks. If he's eating well, playing and settling in you may find he settles down, skinwise. Alternatively you could try something like Dorwest Scullcap and Valerian tablets, I'm sure you can get them in the US, or the equivalent. Try Only Natural Pet in the US.Good luck.
Hi Guys, Have a cairn with attitude! He constantly scratches and chews foot. However will not let me rub anything on his skin, can you recommend something to add to his food that would help alivate his problem. Whilst me keeping a full set of digits, many thanks.
Hi JohnLook at what you're feeding. If it's just kibble then there's your problem. It's more than likely to be high in carbohydrate and causing yeast to form on the feet which is incredibly itchy. So look at feeding something with a much better meat and veg content. You can also add Yumega Itchy Dog oil to his food which will go a long way to healing the itchy skin.
My dog had all the above and it now has Lymphoma. If you find that your dog is obsessed with scratching indoors or scratching its back on hedges and then also bites it paws at different times then take it to the vet and get a urine sample done. It could be the start of lymphoma and the earliest it is caught the better outcome for your pet. Too late for mine and i will have to have it put down in the next week.
Recently I started preparing my fur babies food, as I could no longer bear the idea of the contents in wet dog food. I use canned chicken, drained to reduce sodium intake, canned mixed vegetables(veg-all) canned green beans, canned sweet peas, smaller amt of oatmeal for a filler and roughage, relative amount of extra virgin olive oil so not to be "oily".With that, are they getting enough nutrients? If not, what else do you suggest?Thank you
Hi RitaI'd say make it from fresh every time. Add variety in meat, fish and veg over a two week period so you're getting a good mix of vits and mins. Then add Dorwest Keepers Mix to it daily.Kate
I have a one year old mutt I know she has terrier in her but that's it as far as I know. She's had skin allergies for as long as I can remember but lately it's a lot worse she's itching mon stop and it's around her legs mostly on the joints she is loosing her hair around there now because of the itching I have recently changed her food to fish and brown rice but the brand of the food is blue buffalo and that never changed just the flavor of the food did can that make the itching worse? There r some scabs where she is itching seems like she never can stop and when she goes outside and comes back in I've noticed the itching is even worse. She will get red on her tummy ears and paws and all I have is a spray for her paws r there pills I should get or any type of ointment u think wil help?
Hi TaylorSounds like she needs either a home cooked diet or raw food. Also the same for treats, no biscuits only meat, fish or veg.
Hi there was looking for some advice! I have a British old tyme bulldog he is 25weeks old and he has started a little problem which started as clawing his ears his left ear was the worst he clawed it till it bled then when it healed he only does it when the little scab dried out to the state where the ear had loads of little cuts on it, then he done just over his eyes I'm going out of my mind....I done the ear drops for mites for the 7days as recommended two weeks before I took him to the vet! I started thinking g it could possibly be a food allergy as I feed him the raw diet, or maybe he's anxious as he only does this when I'm not there or when he isn't getting attention.So I took him to the vet where they checked for mites and they couldn't find any said he was ok but just because they couldn't find any doesn't mean he hasn't any.. however a 1off tablet for mites fleas and a 14day course of tablets twice daily and he still does it not as bad as he once did and he is getting better I have the vet in a weeks time but was looking for any help or advice would be great thanks as he's my little baby and I love him to bits
Hi GrahamUse our colloidal silver ear drops and ear cleaning cloth. Kate
My little long haired jack Russell is tender under his neck when trickled his back legs shake there's no discolouring of skin
Can you tell me how to buy your products please
Hi KarenGo to the top of this page and hit the My Itchy Dog logo, this will take you to our home page and you can shop from there. Kate
I rub tea tree oil on my dog and put a herbal supplements in dinner and this helps
Hi my pup scratches he's chin till it bleeds he's raw feed he's diet didn't change so I assume it's not that maybe grass allergies it's worse at night I try that neem oil from stinky stuff but only for two days and I feel it make it worse not better he's 7months cross breed as well in that time of scratching he's chin he lost a tooth I think it was he's puppy tooth but I, don't c any tooth growing there yet all he's body and fur are shiny only he's face it's the problem :/
Hi NataliaSounds like a yeast problem. You need to clear out the gut and cut down on any high carb treats, especially the stuff you buy from the supermarket, or Pedigree. Then use our Skinny Cream to clear it up on the skin.Kate
Hi im trying to order some of your products can you email me a list of products and prices.
Hi AngiePlease take a look at our website for all products and prices.ThanksKate
Hi AngieAll our products and prices are on this website. Please have a browse.Kate
Hey, I just bought a 7 week old black lab. He is frequently scratching behind her ears and biting at her legs. There very small spots where the hair is disappearing and some spots that look like little scabs on here lower legs. I want to help him fix this before it escalates but don't know what to do! Please help.
Hi ZacUse Skinny Cream twice a day. And look at diet. A kibble only diet can cause too much yeast in the gut which results in small rashes or spots on the skin. Kate
Out Beagle bitch has developed an itch of the vulva where she sits down and circles on the spot, to relieve it, she has seen the vets and has had various treatments to no avail any suggestions .
Hi TeejayYes, use Skinny Cream twice a day, that should sort it out. Just go to the search box at the top of this post and put Skinny Cream in there. It will take you right to it.Kate
I brought home a yorkie pup on Saturday who is two months old. Today is Monday and he is scratching like crazy! He rubs his face, nibbles on paws, tail and butt. I just watched him scoot across the carpet to get some relief. It makes me sad for him because he starts to whimper when he just can't take it. I have looked for fleas but haven't seen any. I honestly am not sure what to do. This is my family's first pet and we love him already. I just want to find him some relief. Please help! Thank you
Hi MeshaHe could be just stressed, he's just been taken away from his mum, into a totally new environment, and he's a baby. Try giving him somewhere safe and smallish to call his own, a crate maybe. Also make sure he gets his veterinary flea treatment for puppies, you can switch to natural stuff later, but it's really important he gets those. Then maybe try a shampoo like our Ekoneem shampoo bar. That will really take the itch away. And look at diet. A kibble only diet can cause itchy skin due to the carb content but he's probably a little young for that to be an issue yet.
I have a mix terrier and she's 6 years old iv had 8since she was born I have her mother that also had more baby's and I kept her son beautiful is 6 and she's always had an ichieing problem I took her to a vet and and it helped well now it started again the itching now she has a big soar on her neck it's like a hole what do i do
Hi MonicaHave you taken her to the vet? What do they say? Is the sore on her neck where you would normally put a spot-on flea treatment? Does she have fleas? Could it be diet, what do you feed her? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with some more information. Alternatively use our Ekoneem neem oil on the sore. Whatever is causing the sore it will be healed with Ekoneem.Thanks, Kate
JuanUse our Skinny Shampoo and Skinny Cream. They will take the itch right out and heal the skin.Also look at stress as a possible factor and cleaning products around the house, including air fresheners. I would also recommend asking other owners of this breed of dog as they can suffer from skin itching quite badly. Other owners will be more than happy to help.
Remy my Frug (3/4 French Bulldog X 1/4 Pug) . He is fed on a raw diet (Only Chicken as other meats make him gain weight) only natural treats (no Wheat) itchy and scabby under his armpits , Our Vets have been giving Steroid injections for the past 3 years which has been helping but they want to try a new drug (its new and i'm not happy with it being tested on my baby) so i am looking for a new vets. But for the time being he is sooooooo itchy and i know it must be driving him crazy and i feel so sorry for him , how can i help him / what can i do ???
Hi AimeeIt sounds like he's not getting a balanced diet unless you're feeding him a complete raw food like Natural Instinct. If he's gaining weight on other meats feed less, or cut the fat off. For the itching right now use our Skinny Shampoo and Skinny Cream. They will relieve him fast but definitely look at his diet too.
I have a part pom. dog and I do not know the other. Every year he bites at his paws , hair falling out chewing at his but which is red. Called vet. And he said to give him benadryl 2x a day not working please help I feel so sorry for him Kobe
Hi SarahSounds like a contact allergy - grass probably. We have a few products for that. Wash with our Ekoneem shampoo bar, get right in there with it leave on for a few minutes then rinse. You can do that as often as you want but a couple of times should suffice. Then get Skinny Cream all over the paws, in between the toes too and do that a couple of times a day. That will sort it out quickly then just use as and when you need it. Sorted xKate
Hi my 3 year old bichon cross shitzu scratches and bites her rear end and love her back scratched constantly. No fleas, has her anal gland done regularly, have been giving her antihistamines for a week and have seen a light improvement, any ideas please. Gill
Hi GillPlease take a look at what you're feeding her. If it's high in carbs, including treats, it could be yeast. Have you also checked for worms? Tapeworms can cause an itchy bottom too. Use our Skinny Shampoo around the bottom area. Leave it on for ten mins and this will take the itch out.
Hi,My dog is a Pomeranian-Pekignese mix, he is about 5 years old and he has been constantly itching the underside of his belly near his hind legs. I've looked at his skin and can't see any redness, his appetite and bowel movements are normal so I was wondering if there was maybe something else wrong with him? He doesn't have fleas.
Hi LauraIt could be a number of things - a contact allergy, or a diet issue for instance. Please can you email us email@example.com with more information. What do you feed him, including treats, what has the vet said if you've been. Our Bedlington gets this and we find Skinny Spray applied twice a day really clears it up.
My JR keeps biting just behind his back leg its made it red raw and furless he's 4 and has never had this problem it irritates him he wont sit still sometimes. Shall i buy some antibacterial wash for it??? Please someone help. Thanks
Hi LeeUse our Skinny Cream on the raw/furless spots. This will heal it, soothe it and stop the itching.Also look at diet, where you walk or if there's anything he's rubbing against which could be making it worse. Kate
HiMy dog keeps biting and chewing his feet and scratching, no fleas or lice he is treated for these. His feet are now all red and I've tried changing his diet but it made him ill no matter how slowly I did it or what food I tried, and I tried the very best grain free. I have seen recommendations for iodine, Manuka honey, hibiscrub among other allkinds of other stuff and haven't a clue what to try and ease his itching. I don't have a lot of money and certainly not nearly a grand for tests that will tell me he's allergic to grain (which I'm sure he is as the scratching and biting stopped when changing his food) I can't change his food so how can I ease this for him?
Hi JaneUse our Ekoneem shampoo bar and wash his feet daily then rub Skinny Cream in there twice daily. After a week it should be gone. If it's a yeast problem then that would explain the gut troubles and the resulting itchy feet as yeast starts in the gut and proliferates onto the warm, damp parts of the skin, especially the paws and ears. Switching to grain free won't necessarily fix it as many dry foods still contain a lot of carbohydrate which is what you want to get rid of.Try switching to a wet food and go with the runny tummy for a few days. It will pass. Try Forthglade, Natures Menu, NatureDiet, any food which has a list of ingredients you can understand and could easily buy from the supermarket yourself. Alternatively, cook for your dog. Try chicken, sweet potato and broccoli for instance. This should really help. Getting the runs while making the change doesn't mean it's a bad thing, it's the opposite in fact it just means the gut is not in a great place but by moving over you're going to get into a good place.
HiThanks for the reply. I already have him on wet food he's been on pedigree senior for years. When I tried changing him to another wet food he didn't have the runs just really bad stomach pain that made him stop eating, that stopped as soon as I put him back on pedigree but the itching started again. I changed his food over three or four weeks and he seemed to get worse as time went on so I'm really reluctant to try changing it again. Is it a bad time of year for pollen? He did suffer hay fever as a pup but outgrew it, I will take him to the vet but I need a permanent solution without having to go down the steroids and expensive testing route. How much is the stuff you've recommended? Thanks again.
I'd say that diet is the problem then and if you can get off it I would. Give Natures Menu a call. They have a fantastic vet who can help and make a variety of foods, from raw to wet, and dry. The shampoo and cream is £19.94 in total and will definitely help but the underlying problem is the diet. Kate
Hello my dog is constantly scratching his skin us red and hot and drastic hair loss but because of his nature vets don't seem to want to touch him he is a rescue dog and badly abused by the previous owners I'm trying all these natural products on him he is on piriton daily as well and I know he is suffering but I know he won't let anyone treat him that's why he has to have medication orally and why we have to look at alternatives to vets
Hi HayleyPlease can you call us on 01903 256373.It sounds like you've got a very scared dog on your hands but I'm sure we can help.Kate
hi my 10yr old border collie has recently started to scratch on his left side & he's been nibbling both front paws above the joints,there are no breaks in skin but more like a wart type feeling,plus a few areas of his body on his back and part of his stomach,if i rub these bits its making his back legs move,one at at a time at different parts,there are no fleas,ticks etc,as I've looked with a microscope and he has dry flaky bits like dandruff,he has never had this before,but not his back leg is moving when he tries to sleep & i tell him to roll over,its like a trapped nerve or similar,also he's never been ill his whole life as my companion & best friend,after i trained him to help in/out of my bungalow,since made disabled in a car,we live very remotely,far up north west coast of Scotland,even supermarkets don't deliver,only 2 buses a day,55 miles to a train,37 miles to a small town with small Tesco,plus approx 60 miles to vet,but comes to village hall 1st Tuesday of the month,my collie has always had a beatiful thick shiny coat,with plenty care,so if any ideas would be very gratefully received,thanks
Hi PhilI would have him checked by the vet when they come to visit in a couple of weeks for sure, just to make sure it's not joints or, as you say, a trapped nerve. For the dry, flaky skin I'd add our Proflax skin and coat, flaxseed based oil to his food every day. We deliver by Royal Mail so there is no problem getting to you.Proflax is a pure cold pressed flax oil blended with a generous mixture of 7 powerful active herbs including Urtica Dioica (Wild Nettle) and Sarsaparilla which will help to calm the itch, nourish and soothe the skin and stop your dog from nibbling and scratching.Kate
Are these products safe for pregnant dogs?
Hi DonnaThe Yumega Plus and the Ekoneem shampoo bar are fine to use. I'd not use the Billy No Mates during pregnancy.
I have a 11 year old boarder collie mix she chews an she itch her mouth on everything an anything i dont know what to do to help her any tips please
Hi TobyIt could be storage mites which get into food bins, especially dry food bins. I would buy much smaller bags of food and store them in their bag, sealed up. If you store the bag in a bin then make sure it's washed out thoroughly to get rid of them. Then I'd use our Ekoneem soap bar from My Itchy Dog, which is very gentle, around your dog's mouth and muzzle. This will kill any storage mites and relieve the itching. Kate
Hi AngelaA dog whose fed kibble alone, even diet specific veterinary kibble, can easily get a yeast problem in their gut. This leads to it erupting on the skin and it's incredibly itchy. At My Itchy Dog we recommend changing the diet to a good wet food, or a cold pressed food, and only give treats which are meat or fish based, not biscuit as it's the carbs you want to get rid of, and what is causing the bad gut flora to proliferate. Read The Dog Diet by Kate Bendix for much more information on the subject and how to get rid of it.
Please help, my staffy patch started scratching his ears till they were red raw. We went to the vets etc had his ears cleaned and steroids etc and the problem went away for a bit. We now have him in a buster collar to combat this but the main problem is he is non stop biting his feet scratchin his backside and chin and my mum thinks it is behavoiral because he seem s to do it more when he sees me. Now I must add I have had numerous trips to the vet, had him on steroids, aquapel(worked but expensive) and have tried products like stinky stuff, stop chew and apple spray but he just licks it off. It's driving me crazy now and I don't have a bottomless pit of money either. We have also had him on a hypoalagenic diet and that didn't work either. Please help going nuts around here.Far easier for me to explain this via phone as it doesn't read how I want to say it.Regards,Steve.
Hi SteveGive us a call at My Itchy Dog on 01903 256373 I'm sure we can help. Make sure you know what you're feeding him including treats before you call us. Kate
My pug has been scratching her neck until she bleeds and wonít seem to stop. Iíve checked for fleas and weíve changed her food multiple times in case it was that but I canít think of anything to do. Sheís been doing this for a while but it really picked up after our French Bulldog passed, we canít really get her a new companion just yet so I really hope it isnít that itís a lack of companionship. However I do walk her almost every day and she gets all the love she wants so I really hope I can fix this because I hate seeing her hurt herself.
Hi AbbeyIf you think it could be stress give her Dorwest Scullcap and Valerian from My Itchy Dog, along with their Valerian Compound for very stressful and immediate situations.Also, does she have a place in the house to call her own which is quiet and to one side? A crate with a blanket over the top for instance, or an igloo type dog bed. That can really help. And you might want to try an Adaptil plug in near her bed. This will release synthetic pheromones which will help to relax her.
Hi my 2 year old jack Russell has started itching and scratching especially under his armpits and around his genitals He is also chewing at his paws is there anything you can recommend. I haven't had him to the vets as yet xx
Hi JulieIs it seasonal? It may be grass if so. Use Proflax Skin & Coat in food daily to help with seasonal allergies. Externally, wipe him down after a walk then rub in CSJ Skinny Cream which you can get here at My Itchy Dog to the affected areas twice daily. Should clear up in a few days.Kate
Just use proflax on my little chihuahua as he's always itchy and the vets can't find anything wrong with him. Reading ur statement i found really helpful and my little man has stop the itchy as i gave this proflax in his food thank you. Its has improved his seizures too he not having so many now before he would have 4 week now since i gave this proflax he may have one a month so its looking good for him and I'm not worrying so much. Thank you from me and my little man ( Junior)
My dog only scratches this time year this time he's taken fur off his foot but not red just keeps licking what can I use
Hi JackieMake sure you keep the paws clean if you think it's grass. Rinse or wipe down after a walk. Then apply Ekoneem neem oil from My Itchy Dog to the affected area twice a day. That will kill anything on there including fungus which really makes the paws itch.
My terrier started itching her tummy the vet gave us some hugely expensive tablets and a cortisone cream. Its hard to see where ....she has never done this before, we changed her diet and no difference....I am at a loss and vet bills of $300 a go is not on.
Hi ClareSounds like a contact allergy to grass. I would recommend wiping her down after every venture onto the grass, maybe getting her a cooling coat from us at My Itchy Dog which will keep her cool and wrap around her belly so protect her further. I'd also recommend a good oil in her food, Yumega Itchy Dog or Proflax Skin & Coat which will both help with the summer allergies. Get them from us too.BestKate
Hi,My 10 week old American Bulldog x staffy has suddenly started scratching his belly and nibbling his back legs. It only started this morning and we havenít noticed him scratching this much before. No red spots or rashes.
It could be stress if he's just come to you, does he have a place to relax and call his own? You could try an Adaptil plug in near to where he sleeps. It could also be what his bed is washed in or what you use to clean the floor. Fleas are a real possibility though too even with no spots. Make sure to tell the vet and get them to have a really good check.
My dogs right ear has been itching for months. It began around March and seems to have gotten worse over the summer. Took him to the vet many times, use ear drops, donít feed him any food other than what the vet prescribed and thereís still no change. It is extremely stressful! Do you think heís allergic to pollen, grass, etc and not food at all?
Hi DeidreIt could well be pollen and grass. The vet will have looked for grass seeds. Use our colloidal silver ear drops for a few days. That should clear it up.On the diet front what are you feeding him?Kate
Hi KateWe have a 4-month-old Irish Terrier who has always itched (whole body) and who bites his fur and joints at all times of the day and night. He hasnít broken the skin and there is no redness apart from the site where he had his last injection, which is also where his Advocate was applied, where he has numerous scabs that arenít healing very quickly. He hasnít scratched or bitten this site as he canít reach (base of back of neck). We have tried changing his diet (removing grain) and also at suggestion of vet (who maintains he is too young for food allergies) tried him on single source protein, but this hasnít helped at all (heís been on a fish only diet (Nature Diet) for 3 weeks now with no noticeable improvement). We have also washed his bedding etc in non-biological washing liquid, but this hasnít made any difference either. The vet recommended a shampoo for itchy skin, but this too made no difference. Can you suggest what we might be able to use on him and comment on whether you think Advocate might have caused the sores? ThanksGill
Hi Gill. Thank you for your comment and huge apologies for the late reply, unfortunately your comment was missed and we are very sorry! Stick with Natures Diet as it really is good food but give him all the flavours as variation is good. I would certainly get him on Proflax Skin & Coat to sort the itching out. It calms itchy sensitive skin, reduces hair loss, nourishes dull coats, helps with allergies, therefore stopping your dog from itching and scratching. It will help get his coat in tip top condition. For immediate itching relief and to help the scabs and sores you need either Skinny Shampoo or Ekoneem Shampoo Bar, both work in the same way, have a look at them and see which one you'd prefer to use. Leave on for 10 mins before rinsing to ensure it really soothes his skin and helps the sores and itching. Going forward I would also suggest you start using Billy No Mates rather than Advocate if you are concerned it may be affecting your dog. Billy No Mates will also really help your dogs skin & Coat. Please let us know how you get on and his progress. Best wishesAmber
Hi guy's! I have a 5 year old, male chichuahua. He does nothing but scratch + bite his skin. The poor sole has a few areas of raw skin where He bite's himself. He was on steroids, changed his food + vet also gave me shampoo 4 him. I've even gave him antihistamine + nothing works. Any advice guy's?
Hi Catherine. Thank you for your comment. Poor thing, get him on Proflax Skin & Coat to sort the itching out. It calms itchy sensitive skin, reduces hair loss, nourishes dull coats, helps with allergies, therefore it will stop your dog from itching and scratching. It will help get his coat in great condition. For immediate itching relief and to help the scabs and sores you need the Ekoneem Shampoo Bar, leave on for 10 mins before rinsing to ensure it really soothes his skin and helps the sores and itching. Going forward I would also suggest you start using Billy No Mates as this will also really help your dogs skin & Coat. Please let us know how you get on and his progress. Best wishes Amber
I have had a small rescue dog for six months now. When she first arrived she was a very frightened little bundle; but she has come along way and is now basically a happy dog who loves her walks and cuddles. In fact she likes nothing better than to sit on my lap whenever she gets a chance. While there, she does not scratch or appear bothered by scratching at all, but as soon as she gets down she starts scratching
I ran out of space. Could her itching be related simply to a nervous nature? When she arrived in England after a two day journey across Europe, it was discovered that her whole back was covered in sores where she had chewed herself. She was shaved and had steroid injections and it cleared up. She still chews her back as well as scratching arm pits and sometimes paws.
Hi Lyn I have emailed you some follow up questions, if you can answer those we should be able to help you.
Hi I have a ball dog she is allways red under her arm pits itching all the time and itching her ears so bad I have to put head cone on her any help would be appreciated
Hi Cheryl, I have sent you an email as I will need some more information on this.
Hi, our 2 year old Border Collie has scratched her belly from around 6 months old. Often spotty and sore. Numerous visits to vets for steroid injections creams etc. Diagnostic biopsies revealed a lactose and tree pollen allergy so we changed her food to hypoallergenic Skinner's kibble and made sure treats had no dairy etc. The vet prescribed Apoquel which worked for a while, now she's started chewing her paws as well as almost constantly scratching and nibbling her belly. We wash her bedding in eco friendly non bio liquid. What else can we do for her, any suggestions gratefully appreciated?
Hi SarahIt could be feeding her kibble that's doing it as it can contain more carbs than anything else causing the gut to develop candida which then erupts on the skin causing intense itching. Stress - especially if she's picking it up from you, though I understand why you're stressed. I would wash her paws in our Ekoneem shampoo (it's a bar not liquid) when you're back from a walk then dry thoroughly. You can use it all over, or on specific spots. The key is to use it daily and dry really well. If that doesn't work over two weeks call us. Also, if the shampoo makes it worse or inflames the skin you know it's yeast then we need to look at food. For any other information call us on 01903 256373.
Hello, I was wondering if I could get some advice on my chihuahua. Sheís an apple head chihuahua, my family and I rescued her about 5-6 years ago from someone who treated her very poorly. Anyways, sheís been biting on her paws a lot lately, along with itching her armpits and ears, until they bleed. Iíve tried many different hot spot formulas and shampoos to help, but it doesnít seem to stop the itching. Any suggestions will be appreciated. Thanks
Hi thereThanks for your comment, I have sent you an email about this as I'm going to need a bit more information.
Hi I have just 4 days ago rescued a long haired chihuohuo the problem is he is always scratching his body not feet ears just his back,ive had him groomed but he still scratches,he eats cannin for little dogs. I feel so sorry for him as its driving him mad,can you help please.
Hi SharonI suspect he's very stressed. He's only just been rescued so is getting used to the new home, you, and you don't really know what his situation was before maybe. If you're worried visit the vet, they may give in a steroid injection to relieve the itch temporarily (occasional steroids are great when you need them.) Hopefully by the time he's settled in a bit the itching will have subsided. I would look at a far better food than Royal Canin though as that might also contribute. Visit your lovely local pet shop if you have a good one or Pets At Home have a great range of better food now than they used to.
My pug who is nearly two is suffering from an ear irritation. He has been to the vets and has just finished a two week course of steroids for it. The irritation seemed to subside whilst on the steroids but now he has finished he is scratching again! There are no ear mites and vet says his ears arenít red or infected just seems to get inflamed ears which he also did this time last year so thinking it may be seasonal? He lets me clean his ears regularly so there is no dirt build up either. I am going to try him on an antihistamine to see if that helps but wondered if you could recommend anything that could soothe his itchy ears!
Hi Claire I would suggest using our Colloidal Silver Ear Drops, this can be used as your regular ear cleaner and should help to soothe. Steroids offer relief from the symptoms but don't address the cause, which could be yeast. What are you feeding her?
Hi, I have a 5 year old Bedlington Terrier. He keeps scratching his ears so they are red raw, scratches his body so he has scabs in places and keeps chewing his paws. His skin is very red. He has had antiseptic shampoo, steroids and antibiotics numerous times off the vet and Iím concerned with him having this all of the time. Do you know what the cause is with all of the issues and Is there anything you can recommend for him?
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Hi there I have purchased some of your skinny spray , my question is will it help to keep mosquitoes away from my dog ?We are in southern Spain and the scalibor collar he usually wears is giving him sores so I hVe had to remove it . Many thanks
Hi Jill Yes, the Skinny Spray will also help keep away the mosquitoes.
My dog keeps licking her paws, biting her rum & back legs...She's been to the vets on numerous occasions, they don't know why. She does not have fleas, mites or anything like that. She has a beautiful shiny coat, no sores, red skin or scabs, but yelps because she's hurt herself. I have recently changed her food, due to the itching to expensive dog food, recommended by her vet, high protein, low carbs, no wheat etc...She's still doing it... She's walked, is hardly left alone...So I am a bit lost as to what the cause is..... She has epilepsy, but vets don't think its this, is not currently on medication, and has had full bloods, urinary tests, all came back clear..... So I'm at a loss, can you help, pretty please. I have tried everything..with no joy.
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I have a French bulldog who is 16 weeks old. He had a rash under tummy and legs and was prescribed antibiotics for 5 days and worked well, we then moved house up the road and within a few days his rash came back worse then before and was on stronger antibiotics for 7 days again worked well for a few days, he also had a skin scraping and it came back clear. I did keep him off the grass as i thought it could be that but now his rash has returned and now has bad bald patches on legs, tummy and around his face and constantly scratching. I do live next to a cow farm and my garden is full of nettles until tuesday when the new grass gets laid. He looks so sad at times.
Hi Clare Sorry to hear that. I would suggest getting him on Proflax Skin & Coat Oil, it contains 7 active herbs which offer natural steroid and antihistamine properties. It's great for seasonal/pollen allergies and for all round skin and coat health. For the sore, bald areas you can use our Skinny Cream, it's very gentle and soothing and should help with hair regrowth.Proflax Skin & Coat - https://www.myitchydog.co.uk/proflax-skin-coat-flaxseed-oil-blend-for-dogs.htmlSkinny Cream - https://www.myitchydog.co.uk/csj-skinny-cream-with-neem-100ml.htmlNatalie
We just got 2-10 weeks old Chihuahuas. One came with a bald patch on his back and right shoulder. They've been with us for more than a week now. It's not getting any better. We're seeing more and more bald patches and now with presence of fresh lesions from scratching with resulting scabs. Was feeding Purina kibbles for puppies and have now switched over to raw organic chicken breast for 4 days now. We've tried olive oil, coconut oil, colloidal silver, apple cider vinegar, over the counter anti itch shampoo and spray, put fish oil in food, put colloidal silver in water. Now the second dog started scratching and both are biting their paws and tail. We have an appointment to see a vet tomorrow but scared that they will be given flea or mange medicines that could harm them. Please advise.
Hi RoseI have emailed you regarding this enquiry.
I have a Labrador she is 1 1/2 years old the vet says she's over weight but I Carnt get her to loose it she Carnt eat tin food only biscuit as she gets diarrhoea she goes on long walks and loves going on the fields but she's scratching her neck and know she bleeding and scratch her fur off could you advise me on what I could put on her neck please x
Hi Andrea Pleas email us regarding this enquiry as I am going to need a little more information. Natalie
Hi have a boarder terrier and recently heís started to itch loads and when I scratch him even if I just lay my hand on a certain area heíll itch. Iíve put flea stuff on him and even taken him to the groomers today and they said his skin looked fine and emptied his anal gland that was advised as that could of been the cause. He was bathed in evening primrose and has a primrose coat and skin spray on but he still seems to be itching quite a fair bit!Please advise
Hi Esther i would have a look at diet, changing over to a good quality wet food such as Forthglade or Nature Diet if you're not already. Also, have a look at starting him on Proflax Skin & Coat Oil.
Hi.. Just a thought.. I heard Neem oil is toxic for dogs, however many of your products have neem oil as ingredient. Is it true? Now, a different question, sorrry! Can Billy No Mates be used together with conventional worming and flea prevention?
Hi Luciana Pure Neem Oil can be toxic to dogs if ingested in very large quantities. Applying the oil topically will not harm your dog, even if they happen to lick a little off.
My Shihpoo Mac 5yrs old is constantly licking/biting between his paws, up his front legs & armpits making them sore I have tried various shampoos, changing his food to high quality one, giving him fish oil, probiotics, with no improvement at all, took him to the vet and he has put him on Apoquel 3.6mg twice per day but has done no tests on him just says itís probably allergic reaction to dust mites, although he is on these tablets and they have stopped him itching I donít want him on these drugs all his life, after reading about the possible long term side effects, plus they cost £83.40 per month, I would prefer to help my boy without drugs if I am able, have you got any suggestions plz?I love my boy so much I want him to have a happy long itch free life but hopefully without having to take medication.
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