Our yard is quite sandy and frequently has ants and other such items so I put poison down to keep control of them but it never fails my corgis seem to be getting ate up by something outside. I havent put stuff down in sometime and I go out there and look and there is nothing out there. Last time I brought Bonnie to the vet because I thought it was something more, she said just give her a benadryl to help her through the itching. Well that is good and all helped the first time. I wash them not often but make sure it is oatmeal bath. She healed through that and all was good and then started biting at herself again. I don't know what it is.
It only occurs on what is closest to the ground, paws and hind legs and butt, but I don't see anything outside that could have bit them, unless mosquitos. They are up to date on shots, use frontline and heartguard like clockwork. Use that blue stuff when they get an area they have ate at and made miserable. When one of them jumps and tries to reach something at their butt of leg, I have immediately tried to check it out to see if I can see a flea or mosquito or something but never see anything. It happens to my other corgi Romeo too just not as bad. We have had these corgis for years and the has only been happening for the last two years I would guess. I am tempted to shave them but I imagine that would give them less protection. I just don't know what it could be or what to do about it. I hate to see them miserable, especially Bonnie because she always wants up in my lap so she can reach her butt, otherwise she falls over. HAHA- it was kind of cute in the beginning but now is just a pain. My husband says she is manipulating me because she never itches until I get home. These dogs are incredibly spoiled and get much love and attention so I don't think they are trying for more attention.
I am a lost corgi owner..