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GoddessintheGroove
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Heike
Sacramento CA
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Posted - Sep 25 2018 :  09:50:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My Valor is super itchy. No fleas.

His fur is shiny, but when I brush him, his skin is flaky. I have been feeding him raw, but am adding kibble now (grain free, ELEVATE Yosemite recipe) because I can't keep up feeding only raw.

I have started putting ACV in his water, and give him coconut oil on the side.

Poor guy is just itching all day! Any recommendations? http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/Snitz/Images/2018/09/IMG_3427.jpg?v=53717425[/IMG]/img]

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AnnieinIdaho
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Annie
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Posted - Sep 25 2018 :  10:13:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Well sometimes we need the expert opinion of a veterinarian. I know it is an expense, but so many conditions can be underlying. I have watched enough Dr. Pol and other vet shows on television to know that weird and very common things can be underlying. Heart worm, parasites, lack of certain vitamins, even diabetes can cause numerous symptoms including itchy skin. Hopefully it is something simple such as an environmental allergy to perfume, laundry detergent of its bedding. I am not a vet. A vet may be able to give it a shot of steroidal meds than can take down the inflammation that is behind the itch. And a blood panel will give clues and rule out anything underlying with the organs or systemic infection. Good luck! Sorry I am not helpful. Annie

"The turnings of life seldom show a sign-post; or rather, though the sign is always there, it is usually placed some distance back, like the notices that give warning of a bad hill or a level railway-crossing." Edith Wharton, 1913 from 'The Custom of the Country'.
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AnnieinIdaho
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Annie
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Posted - Sep 25 2018 :  10:15:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
P.S. What a beautiful and handsome dog!! Annie

"The turnings of life seldom show a sign-post; or rather, though the sign is always there, it is usually placed some distance back, like the notices that give warning of a bad hill or a level railway-crossing." Edith Wharton, 1913 from 'The Custom of the Country'.
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AnnieinIdaho
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Annie
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Posted - Sep 25 2018 :  10:19:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
P.S.S. I am allergic to coconut oil because it has natural latex in it. Bananas, kiwi, and avocados also have natural latex in them. Latex causes me to instantly get a rash that is very itchy and burns. I do not know if your dog has sensitivity to latex. Perhaps switch the oil to olive oil and see if that makes any difference. Just a thought. Best to you! Annie

"The turnings of life seldom show a sign-post; or rather, though the sign is always there, it is usually placed some distance back, like the notices that give warning of a bad hill or a level railway-crossing." Edith Wharton, 1913 from 'The Custom of the Country'.
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GoddessintheGroove
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Heike
Sacramento CA
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Posted - Sep 25 2018 :  11:46:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by AnnieinIdaho

P.S. What a beautiful and handsome dog!! Annie

"The turnings of life seldom show a sign-post; or rather, though the sign is always there, it is usually placed some distance back, like the notices that give warning of a bad hill or a level railway-crossing." Edith Wharton, 1913 from 'The Custom of the Country'.



Hi Annie,

thanks, he is my handsome boy :). I have had the vet examine him, but need to wait on doing blood panels, etc...I hate to admit, but the cost is just too high for me now. :(...

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GoddessintheGroove
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Heike
Sacramento CA
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Posted - Sep 25 2018 :  11:47:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting! Yes, I will try and see if that makes a difference. My son was allergic to bananas and peanuts (except Valencia peanuts) when he was a tot. It caused him to get ear infections!

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Originally posted by AnnieinIdaho

P.S.S. I am allergic to coconut oil because it has natural latex in it. Bananas, kiwi, and avocados also have natural latex in them. Latex causes me to instantly get a rash that is very itchy and burns. I do not know if your dog has sensitivity to latex. Perhaps switch the oil to olive oil and see if that makes any difference. Just a thought. Best to you! Annie

"The turnings of life seldom show a sign-post; or rather, though the sign is always there, it is usually placed some distance back, like the notices that give warning of a bad hill or a level railway-crossing." Edith Wharton, 1913 from 'The Custom of the Country'.



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