Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Itchy & Scratchy Part 2 - with pictures

  1. #1
    Senior Member Become a 4 Paw Member
    Cbrugs's Avatar
    Real Name
    Citty
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Washington
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,691
    Pets Names
    Jax
    Trophies

    Itchy & Scratchy Part 2 - with pictures

    Jax has gotten worse since my post last week. I gave him a bath on Saturday with an anti-itch shampoo that helped a tiny bit. I also switched from Benadryl to Claritin. I have also been rubbing his with witch hazel which I think helps a little. Saturday night he was scratching his face so bad that when I touched it, there was blood on my fingers. I am waiting to hear back from the vet to see if there is anything else I can give him to help with the itching and scratching. It's only been 2 full days since he has been on the new food so I'm hoping he will start feeling better soon.

    -imag0639-jpg

    -imag0640-jpg

    -imag0641-jpg

  2. #2
    Head Pooper Scooper
    Become a 4 Paw Member
    davidh's Avatar
    Real Name
    David
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Katy, TX
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    4,330
    Pets Names
    Hazel, JLO, Hillary, Henri, & Coup

    Re: Itchy & Scratchy Part 2 - with pictures

    Poor baby boy, I hope you can find out what he is allergic to soon.
    Have a Great Frenchie Day
    Frenchie hugs and kisses from: Hazel, JLO, Hillary, Henri, & Coup
    Member of French Bulldog Club of America, Bulldog Club of America, & Bulldog Club of Texas

  3. #3
    Senior Member Become a 4 Paw Member trishkidd24's Avatar
    Real Name
    Trish
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Upper Michigan
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    424
    Pets Names
    Margie, Mac, Murphy, Mitten (cat) & Marcus (cat)

    Re: Itchy & Scratchy Part 2 - with pictures

    Poor thing! I hope you figure it out too... Sorry I have no advice We have not yet had any allergy issues with Marg (knock on wood).... But seeing as her and Jax are so close in age, I am hoping we don't run into anything.... I read somewhere that frenchies can develop allergies as they get closer to the age of 1....
    -- Trish and the Kidd's, Marge, Mac, and Murph

  4. #4
    Senior Member Become a 4 Paw Member
    2bullymama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Christine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, United States
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    7,308
    Pets Names
    Chelios
    Trophies

    Re: Itchy & Scratchy Part 2 - with pictures

    Oh my goodness, poor baby! I so hope you can figure out what is causing the problem

  5. #5
    Administrator Become a 4 Paw Member
    bullmama's Avatar
    Real Name
    Lisa
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Sunny Arizona
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    2,037
    Pets Names
    The Desert Sky Gang
    Trophies

    Re: Itchy & Scratchy Part 2 - with pictures

    I sure hope the food works. That sure looks like a contact allergy. You may want to try free and clear detergents. Does Jax like to lay in the grass?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    From the gang in Arizona!

  6. #6
    Senior Member Become a 4 Paw Member
    Cbrugs's Avatar
    Real Name
    Citty
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Washington
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,691
    Pets Names
    Jax
    Trophies

    Re: Itchy & Scratchy Part 2 - with pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by bullmama View Post
    I sure hope the food works. That sure looks like a contact allergy. You may want to try free and clear detergents. Does Jax like to lay in the grass?


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    With the weather being cold, he is usually only in the grass to go to the bathroom. I got medication from the vet yesterday to help with the itching (Temaril-P). If the new food does not change anything in a few weeks, I do plan on taking him to a dermatologist.

  7. #7
    Senior Member Become a 4 Paw Member Kris Thomas LaBounty's Avatar
    Real Name
    Kristine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Bluffdale, Utah
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    347
    Pets Names
    Osage Plains Cikala Akicita "Sarge"

    Re: Itchy & Scratchy Part 2 - with pictures

    Quote Originally Posted by Cbrugs View Post
    Jax has gotten worse since my post last week. I gave him a bath on Saturday with an anti-itch shampoo that helped a tiny bit. I also switched from Benadryl to Claritin. I have also been rubbing his with witch hazel which I think helps a little. Saturday night he was scratching his face so bad that when I touched it, there was blood on my fingers. I am waiting to hear back from the vet to see if there is anything else I can give him to help with the itching and scratching. It's only been 2 full days since he has been on the new food so I'm hoping he will start feeling better soon.

    -imag0639-jpg

    -imag0640-jpg

    -imag0641-jpg
    He looks bad. My boy never looked that bad. Mostly I knew we had a problem because Sarge smelled like dirty feet. My husband said he smelled like a baby camel but since I don't know what a camel smells like I can't comment further on that. Does he smell funny? I had Sarge to my regular vet 2Xs and immediately searched out a dermatologist because all I was getting was a guessing of treatments. I need to know what something is and it's source in order to treat properly so that"s what we did and I'm about 3 months into giving him his injections and he smells good and doesn't have any bumps. Before she had his serum made she made us do a 6 week trial on a prescription RX food made by Royal Canin called Allergan or something like that. It stinks and looks like corn nuggets. The way it's processed it's impossible for the dog to have a reaction to it. Only the owner reacts to the $114 per bag price tag. They aren't allowed any scraps, treats of any kind or bones that could have any beef source or any meat source on them during this time. We had no improvement with the diet so we knew it was environmental and proceeded with the testing and then had the serum made. Look for a specialist and save yourself money in the long run. PS: Don't change too many things at once or you won't know what's causing his issues.

  8. #8
    Senior Member Become a 4 Paw Member
    Cbrugs's Avatar
    Real Name
    Citty
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Washington
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,691
    Pets Names
    Jax
    Trophies

    Re: Itchy & Scratchy Part 2 - with pictures

    @Kris Thomas LaBounty - Jax does not have any sort of funky smell to him (although I'm not sure what a baby camel smells like either ). I believe he started getting all of the marks from scratching so much. He was literally just sitting and scratching, scratching, scratching. I got some medicine from the vet last night to help with the itching. If this new food doesn't work, I am definitely going to take him to the dermatologist. The vet said to keep him on this food for at least 6 - 8 weeks to see if it was a food allergy with the old food.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Become a 4 Paw Member Kris Thomas LaBounty's Avatar
    Real Name
    Kristine
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Bluffdale, Utah
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    347
    Pets Names
    Osage Plains Cikala Akicita "Sarge"

    Re: Itchy & Scratchy Part 2 - with pictures

    Poor babies, sad when we can't fix everything for them. Hope he gets better!

  10. #10
    Senior Member Become a 4 Paw Member
    Alice Kable's Avatar
    Real Name
    Alice
    Country
    USA
    Location
    Joseph, Oregon
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    4,245
    Pets Names
    Ruggles, Buster, Katze (cat)

    Re: Itchy & Scratchy Part 2 - with pictures

    Poor Jax. Looking at those pictures just made me itch! I hope the anti itch medicine helps him.

  11. #11
    Senior Member Become a 4 Paw Member
    Cbrugs's Avatar
    Real Name
    Citty
    Country
    United States
    Location
    Washington
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    3,691
    Pets Names
    Jax
    Trophies

    Re: Itchy & Scratchy Part 2 - with pictures

    The medicine is already working...yay! Jax has barely been scratching today. Hopefully I won't have to give it to him for too long.

    Sent from my HTC One X using Tapatalk

  12. #12
    Senior Member Become a 4 Paw Member kitkatmummy25's Avatar
    Real Name
    Kat
    Country
    UK
    Location
    Merseyside
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    193
    Pets Names
    Winston & Hugo

    Re: Itchy & Scratchy Part 2 - with pictures

    poor baby boy & Mum! glad meds are working. When Winston scratches his face and marks it I have dabbed on a little sudcrem and it's been much better in the morning x

Remove Ads

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •