Allergies scooting and itching, shaking until she bleeds

She is constantly licking her paws, she ripped her ear open and now is scooting and spinning until she bleeds. She tried cytopoint injections they did not work for long. She takes benadryl and antihistamines they work but only short time. What can I do to stop the itching. She just started taking probiotics
What are causes & treatment?





Dr. Deliman


Care, Common Problems

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It sounds like your dog is experiencing some discomfort and irritation due to allergies. Allergies in dogs can be caused by a variety of things, including environmental allergens (such as pollen, mold, and dust mites), food allergens, and flea bites.

To help alleviate your dog's symptoms, there are a few things you can try. First, it's important to try to identify the cause of the allergies and address it as much as possible. This may involve changes to your dog's diet, the use of allergy medications, or other treatments.

One thing you can try is feeding your dog a hypoallergenic diet. This means avoiding ingredients that are known to cause allergies in dogs, such as corn, wheat, and soy. You may also want to try using a limited ingredient diet, which contains a single source of protein and a limited number of carbohydrates.

In addition to dietary changes, you may also want to try using allergy medications, such as antihistamines or corticosteroids, to help control your dog's symptoms. Your veterinarian can recommend the appropriate medication and dosage for your dog.

It's also important to keep your dog's skin and coat clean and well-groomed to help reduce irritation. You can do this by bathing your dog regularly with a hypoallergenic shampoo and brushing or combing your dog's coat to remove any loose fur or debris.

If your dog's symptoms persist or worsen despite these measures, it's important to consult with your veterinarian for further evaluation and treatment. They may recommend additional tests or treatments to help alleviate your dog's discomfort.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to come back to us! Thank you.

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