Q: Lhasa Apso

March 13, 2008 | By Haleyb54 | 3 answers | Expired: 2463 days ago

Lhasa Apso

My Lhasa Apso (Beethoven) has itchy spots
and he spends a great deal of his day chewing himself. I can feel bumps on him when I scratch him. He also chews his feet every day.
Do you have the same problems with your Lhasa Apso?
Have you found a cure for whatever is itching him or her?
Please let me know if you have any answers for him.
I will try anything.

Readers' Answers (3)

Mar 13, 2008

My mil had a collie that would do the scratching and biting thing. Lots of fur was missing on her legs. My mil's vet told her to give her dog a garlic pill/tablet every day. After doing this for 2 weeks she started to see an improvement, and after one month the dogs fur started growing back quickly. After 6 months all her fur grew back and she had stopped chewing. Now, as with all advice, you should check with your vet first before doing this. Remember, this is only one persons experience and what works for one might not work for another. Good luck!

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mom k.

Mar 13, 2008

what kind of foood does he eat?it sounds like allergies.most dogs that have them chew on themselves.you may need to get a food with out corn wheat and soy.try pro plan for sensitive skin and stomache or soild gold,avoderm is good too.

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Mar 17, 2008

hi, most likely he has an allergy to something. it could be what he's eating or he could be allergic to something in the air, or dust or trees. the only way to find out is to do allergy testing at your vet. for instant relief i would bring him to your vet and they can put him on some anti histamines. he's got to be really uncomfortable!! also, because he's chewing at himself so much he probably gave himself a secondary skin infection that will need antibiotics to clear it up.. switching his food would also help, your vet can give you some hypoallergenic diets to try. if he's that itchy then a regular "grocery store" brand will not help him, he'll need prescription food.

i hope this helped..im a vet tech. and we see this a lot in our clinic.

please give us an update on him!!

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