Hi, I'm Brody.

by Bill
(CT, USA)

WHy you gotta wake me up dude?

WHy you gotta wake me up dude?

Brody is a Male Lab about 18 months Old. in the Picture he managed to sneak up into a "Lazy Boy" chair.


Brody is THE most mellow Lab I have ever known. But, he has a major, MAJOR itching problem that I cannot figure out.

Brody is, was eating Wellness in the Purple bag so I switched to the Green bag (Lamb, Salmon and Rice) but have had no luck helping the poor guy's problem.

I have also tried supplementing with a liquid salmon adder but that didn't help either. I would really love some help if anyone has any ideas?

Thank you.

Bill & Brody

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Bear - again
by: Anonymous

You wouldn't believe it! We saw the vet on Saturday and with my e-search in hand I fired question after question about other alternatives.

Finally, he relented and gave me Atarax - a prescription antihistamine. A

t half the recommended dose, mind you, my Bear is no longer suffering...and I couldn't be happier!

PS - I love the idea about the salt water, we are about 2 miles from the bay - can't wait to try it.

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Itchy Skin
by: Brenda

I have 2 labs and have gone through itching problems with mine also. By chance is yours in the water alot?

Mine was and it was bacteria in the water causing it plus being in the water all the time was drying out there skin.

It makes it so they cannot replenish enough oil in there skin naturally. My vet put mine on 2-3 fish oil tablets a day and changed the area where we let them swim.

No more itching, thank god..

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Me Too!
by: Anonymous

My "Bear", although black,looks just like your Brody and has also laid claim to the recliner. From the first day he was in our house he has done nothing but itch. We have changed his food, added safflower oil at the vet's recommendation and I give him those little skin-vitamins...NOTHING helps him.

Best of luck to both our "babies" and keep us posted.

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itchy skin
by: teresa

I have got a chocolate lab called Barney who has suffered with itchy skin and we control it with a hypo allegenic food dry kibble by Beta Purina - salmon and rice for sensitive skins.

And we check his treats for any additives and only feed him natural products this as calmed it down 98% but if he does have problems (people cant help giving him titbits on walks etc) we put sudacream (the nappy rash cream for babies) on his sore spots when he is asleep so he does not lick it off and that helps.

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ALLERYS
by: Anonymous

Hi

I have the same problem with my girl Katie also a yellow lab.

Last August we had to do the antihistamines and predinsone and special ultra low allergen food, helped for a while.

She is starting all over again I do know her Father had allergy testing and tested postive for high yeast, so my only alternative is to allergy test in the fall, Sept, as testing is done for the season I missed it.

So no I just have to make her comfortable to get her through the summer and get her tested once and for all and find out the problem.

I do know the food didn't work because she flared up again, I now have her on a ultra slim salmon formula , good luck I know it is awful to watch and know how uncomfortable they must be!!

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Brody...
by: Natasha

Try putting a table spoon of olive oil on his dry food before each meal. This helps their skin from becoming overly dry and itchy. I also give my dogs one mashed up hard boiled egg everyday for their coat (gives them a shiny and attractive coat). They think its a treat and love it! If you cant tell a difference after about a month take him to the vet and have him tested for allergies. Hope this helped!

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Brody
by: Anonymous

Hi i have a friend that told me the same thing and she had a skin problem so she is on medication now and no more itching see your vet for more information

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itchy
by: Dog Lover

I am not a vet but I have had dogs my whole life...It might be allergies or flea bites... or allergies to flea bites! Talk to your vet.

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Brody
by: Anonymous

Salt water if you happen to have an ocean nearby has worked well for me in the past.

Labs are constantly sheading hair, being the water dogs that they are the hair seems to replenish itself and then durning scratching fall out.

More baths or condictioning may help but look for rashes or inflamed areas and if there are any consult a Vet.

While looking for these areas you should be able to spot any fleas, easy to see on a yellow lab.

Brody looks like a great dog, and I'm jealous because he has a lazy boy chair and I don't.

Gotta put that on the shopping list.

Cooper


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