Guest capers7 Posted February 4, 2012 Share Posted February 4, 2012 Hello! I am new here and could really use your help. Theo is a 5-year-old black boy who looks to be the epitome of good health. He is a seizure dog, well controlled on phenobarbital and Kbr. He is happy and active. Skin is soft, supple and without dander, scale, or blemish. Hair is so shiny he throws back light at the moon. No external bugs to be seen. He has been wormed, anal glands expressed. He has been on probiotics and salmon oil. His stools are nice and firm (finally). I have tried massaging him with grapeseed oil mixed with various essential oils good for itchy skin and even added tea tree oil. All to no avail. He itches. He bites and chews. He rubs alongside me. When I pet him his feet come up to scratch almost instantly and it does not seem to matter where. This has been going on for the last 3 to 4 months. Nothing has changed of note. The chewing does seem focused around his anus and tail, but there are no sores or red areas, unless he really starts chewing/licking, but they go away quickly. I have tried putting antibiotic ointment and tea tree ointment around his anal area; no help. Next stop is the vet, but I really cannot afford it. Your insight, thoughts, and suggestions would be greytly appreciated! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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