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Skin Problems

by Staci
(Paris, TX)

My dog itches all the time and bites at herself. It is mostly on her back close to her tail area. Sometimes it flakes. We keep Frontline on her so she doesn't have fleas and I have tried changing her food to food without red dye to food without corn. We have also spent lots of money at the vet and never got anywhere but broke. Does anybody know what it could be and what I can do about it???

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Itchy Skin
by: Anonymous

I have had the same problem with one of my Aussies - a 2 yr old boy. We went the whole route with cortisone, Allergex and chicken 'free' pellets (duck & rice) without success. Recently I moved him to a cereal free BARF diet and he isn't scratching at all. It's early days yet but it's the best result I've had and it all happened so quickly. I didn't feed him for 3 days between the switch over to allow any toxins to clear his system and of course he had plenty of water to drink. Good luck with your Aussie.

Grain Sensitivity
by: Kathie

We have an 11 year old aussie male that developed sensitivity to all "grains". So we buy the sweet potatoe/venison or potatoe/salmon formulas... it works! Be sure treats are grain free also. We always know when he gets into any grains - because the itching and hot spots appear. Good luck

Seasonal allergies
by: Anonymous

My 5 year Tri-red Aussie has seasonal allergies where she was chewing her paws raw. We go to a dermatologist and I give her allergy shots and use Temaril-P in the late summer and fall times. Very helpful. I also keep her away from wheat, chicken, beef, and corn.

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