PetMeds® Treating Itchy Hot Spots on Your Dog
|Recently I was presented with a question of an itchy Wheaton Terrier who gets many hot spots from licking her tail along with flakey spots. She is already on a supposed low allergy diet and is on topical flea medication. The common reasons why such a pet is still often itchy, include other type of allergies known as inhalant/contact allergies to molds, grasses, trees, dander and pollens.|
Pets with these types of allergies often need either antihistamines orally such as Benadryl or Chlorpheniramine or sometimes stronger oral prescription medication such as Prednisone or Temaril-P. Some pets will need oral antibiotics as well to treat secondary bacterial skin infections. Many pets with these itchy hot spots respond to topical preparations like Corticare lotion or shampoo, as well as adding fatty acids such as to the daily diet.