I need some help! About a week ago I noticed that Bailey has been really itchy. I've checked her and our home for fleas and found none. We have just had it sprayed for insects 2 weeks ago. I've also tried using some anti-itch shampoo but it hasn't helped either. I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions on how to find out what's causing this or what I can do to alleviate her itchy-ness. It seems that she is doing nothing but scratching and she is as frustrated as I am.
Could be seasonal allergies. I've given my dogs benadryl before to help with the itchies.
I agree - sounds like seasonal allergies. See your vet! If it's allergies, an antihistamine prescription can really help. When the skin gets raw from scratching and chewing it gets vulnerable to infections. Best to nip it in the bud.
Since this condition came up so close (within a week) of your yard being sprayed, she could be reacting to something that was used for the insect control...
Brodie has allergies and I give him benadryl every morning. Works like charm and is very safe. The dosage is basically 1mg per 1 lb body weight, so for a corgi that weighs around 25 lbs, one tablet daily is fine. You can even go to every 12 hours at first if needed. As stated in previous posts, it's probably pollen causing the itching. With dogs, the things that make us sneeze, will make them itch.