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Q: my 5mos old puppy started to itch suddenly after having her groomed. I

September 26, 2009 | By Sophiebeau | 5 answers | Expired: 1652 days ago

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they used a whitening shampoo n her but said it should not have bothered her. Her brown fur looked bleached out. Could this have caused the itching or is she developing some kind of allergy. I has been 2 wks since she was groomed and is itching like crazy. Help what should I do?

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Sep 27, 2009

I would go to your vet. If it is an allergy they can asses how severe and help you figure out an appropriate coarse of action. Depending on the type of dog you have and how long its left to go on skin infections can develop. i would treat for fleas just in case if you haven't already but if it has already been two weeks and she is still severely irritated I think it is worth a call to your vet. P.S. Why would they use a whitening shampoo on a brown dog? That doesn't seem right. I would think about finding another groomer.

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Riverviewbarkgirl
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Sep 27, 2009

I would definately ask next time your dog is groomed for only hypo or oatmeal baths!!!! My dog has very sensitive skin and now she only has oatmeal (oatmeal based shampoos) baths.

Hope this helps!

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Ninaof2girls
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Sep 27, 2009

It may not just be the shampoo but your puppy may have picked up fleas. Check out her fur carefully as I think this may be what it is. My dog picked some up at her last grooming. She didn't have any before we took her and came home with them. She has been digging ever since she left the building. We have bathed her since and it is helping a great deal.

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jackie
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Sep 27, 2009

sorry I just saw your pup is 5 months old try the medicated tar and sulphar shampoo and rinse well tropiclean puts out a very good one so does sulpadine

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jackie
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Sep 27, 2009

how old is your puppy? you dont say. A whitening shampoo is for white dogs not brown. Maybe they didnt rinse it out good enough try giving her a nother bath and rinse very well use a mild puppy shampoo that may help. A whitening shampoo should not have bleached out her fur like that something doesnt sound right. At my shop a whitening shampoo is a blueing kinda thing it doesnt bleach the fur. I would double check to see what they usedIf she is not a puppy try a medicated shampoo something with tar and sulphar that should help with the itching if she has irritation

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