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Julie-1070
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Itchy chow chow

Post by Julie-1070 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:31 pm

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.

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Re: Itchy chow chow

Post by Laura » Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:24 pm

Flea allergy?
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Re: Itchy chow chow

Post by Princesspeach11 » Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:24 am

Hi ,

Just wondering if you got to the bottom of the itching issue? I’m having a similar problem with my young male chow. Any advice would be appreciated- thanks

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Re: Itchy chow chow

Post by ohsobrutal » Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:18 pm

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 :)

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Re: Itchy chow chow

Post by Coyle » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:42 am

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.

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Re: Itchy chow chow

Post by C.a.hafele » Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:14 pm

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!!

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