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My chow is a year old and she is itching her hind legs, hips, and tail. She big bald spots from pulling out her fur. My husband has had a few chows but they were males and never did this. The vet said it was allergies and gave her some steroids and apoquel. She was on that for a week but the bald spots have gotten bigger and her fur is starting to thin alot on her back and sides. Someone please help with some advice.
Your dog might have hot spots. Common skin issue in chows, drop the ingestion meds (until you figure out if this is a really extreme case) and talk with your vet about ointment! Might also want to invest in a cone if the puppy is licking/biting. Good luck, hopefully condition improves
Chows are prone to dry skin, adding a litle oil to their dog food helps, the steroids--probably prednisone--will significantly shorten your dogs life. If it gets really bad you can always give your dog a short haircut and coat the skin with Sulfodene, works great; you'll just have a short haired dog until it clears up.
My puppy has the same issues, I cut back on the beef. Treats and food. Anything I was giving him. He was underweight when we finally received him so i was giving him pour overs like beef stew to try to add calories to his daily intake. Beef is high in histamines. Once I cut back on it, he stopped itching at least 3/4 of the itching he was doing. I also have him groomed once a month to get rid of any extra hair the grooming I do daily may be missing. My groomer uses special moisturizer shampoo. That helps as well. She said he has some dry skin patches. Much better now. Once in a while he will itch, I put a little all natural goats milk lotion where he is itching and where I can find his skin lol he is so Fluffy!! Hope this was helpful! Good luck!!