HUGE QUESTION and if anyone can help I will love you forever.
The last time I had a dachshund (she passed away 2 years ago) she suffered from chronic itchiness.Thats the only way I know how to put it. Always itching and scratching no matter what medicines and steroids the vet gave her or how many oatmeal and other baths we gave her. Nothing helped. So we just figured it was her. Well a week ago, my mom and I purchased 2 one year old dachshunds from a very nice home that just couldnt keep the girls. The minute you walked into the house you knew the dogs were VERY well taken care of. After getting them home, the same problem started again. Just itching constantly. There are no fleas on the dogs or in our home. There is nothing we can find that would cause this.
Has anyone else had this problem?!?! Please help us and our new babies. It would be horrible if we had to watch 2 more dogs go through this for their whole life.
Could it be the food you are feeding,is it what you used before? Do you live in a very different part of the country? Would air conditioning dry out their coats/skin and make them itch?
I feed Royal Canin dachsie recipe and it keeps them fit in every way. Each day they get a LOW DOSE garlic oil capsule which keeps the fleas at bay and a Codliver Oil capsule which keeps their coat in tip top condition as they are all longhaired dachsies.
I hope you get to the bottom of what is causing the problem.
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It will be a process of elimination. I would start with the food you are feeding as Dachsunds are very prone to skin allergies due to certain fillers in dog food such as wheat and corn.
I would make sure you are not feeding one of the low grade dog foods you find in the grocery store aisle and make sure you are feeding a high grade, human grade dog food such as Chicken Soup for the Dog Lover's Soul or Innova, or Wellness, etc.
Google the dog food grade scale and you can find a list of the most common dog foods and how they rate from A+ to F according to ingrediants and nutritional value.
The ones I mentioned above are all rated A+ on the dog food grading scale.
If you are feeding your doxie a high grade dog food and there still is a skin itching issue and your previous dogs suffered from this afliction, it most likely is something in your home or yard causing the problem.
Good luck and I hope you figure out what is causing the scratching soon!
We have the same problem with our mini long hair.We have tried everything and the Vet has tried everything and nothing helped her.We even went to the point of shaving her. We were telling a friend about this and they told us of a shampoo called "Groomers Blend".This has helped more than anything so far.Atleast the poor little girl can sleep through the night.We bought it at a true value store. Maybe you could find it on line.It does give her a lot of relief.Could be something you might want to try Mike
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