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Old 10-21-2012, 11:13 PM
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A small update, he has a mild rash on one side. I think it's from giving the area so much chew/scratch attention. He's getting coned overnight, poor sod.

BUT... I may have found the culprit. I started using a new laundry detergent this week. I was out of mine, Costco wasn't happening until Monday (tomorrow) so I borrowed the roomie's rather heavily-scented stuff. Around that time, the scratching started happening, so I'm thinking it may be what's wrong. I hadn't even thought of it when I was trying to think of things that I've changed... derp.

Bought a small bottle of perfume-free detergent and perfume-free dryer sheets for good measure, and will wash all bedding tonight.
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Old 10-22-2012, 12:55 PM
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Ugh...Hope the new detergent helps. Sounds very possible with the timing of it all.

If not you might try flea bath/spot on/spray/something.

Tyr was mega itchy too and went to the vet, was put on pred for 10 days and then hydroxizine with no relief. The vet also did a skin scraping for mites and combed through him for fleas. Diagnosed it as allergies (gooey eyes, ears and anals supported that thought).

Over the weekend I found one flea on the poor guy - after looking for them daily for a couple months. Just to show how elusive those tiny things are, and that's in a short coated dog.
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:57 PM
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It might be dermatitis. Here's an article that describes the condition. Sounds like you've already addressed changing the food you are feeding.

http://avidlifepet.com/dog-dermatitis/
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:51 PM
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Yup, was totally the detergent. Other than having pretty dry skin from being bathed two days in a row, he's feeling MUCH better.
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