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My little 5 month old schnoodle itches CONTSTANTLY. I have changed her food and have special conditioner for her as well, but all she does is itch her face and ears. She doesn't have an ear infection, so I don't know what I can do to get her to stop itching. Is there anything I can buy to get this to stop?????
 

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It could be she's got some kind of skin irritation/condition that's causing her to itch. She could also have an allergy to something you haven't yet discovered. I'd have her checked by the vet as he would be the best one to diagnose whether or not there's a problem.

Also be sure to rule out fleas.
 

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Is she has little black specks on her skin, try putting one of those specks on a wet paper towel, if it disolves into a red-ish color then your pup's problem is fleas. At 5 Months I believe it's ok to use repellants although I'm not sure because I don't like using them;)

If your pooch is flaky then your most likely problem is what you're bathing her with. Some shampoos are just too tough on young pups skin and ends up irritating them. To mitigate the problem use soft shampoo (e.g oatmeal shampoo). Make sure you are brushing before and after the bath to stimulate the oil glands and restore the natural skin oils. Feed fish oils in the pups food to better the condition of the skin too, of course follow the guidelines given so you aren't giving too much.

If you notice bumps or red spots then unfortunately we might be talking about allergies. Only a vet would be able to do tests that would figure out what the allergen is and recommend things to help the itching. I've heard Benedryl is good for allergies though.
 

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If its not fleas, and your puppy has flaking skin, it could be due to allergies to products you use in your house, such as laundry detergents or cleaners. I use Melaleuca products in my house because I found out that my dog was allergic to the laundry detergent I used! Melaleuca products contain no allergens or irritants. Go look at http://saferforyourhome.com and if you have any questions about it, feel free to email me at [email protected]. Maybe this will help your puppy.
 

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My little 5 month old schnoodle itches CONTSTANTLY. I have changed her food and have special conditioner for her as well, but all she does is itch her face and ears. She doesn't have an ear infection, so I don't know what I can do to get her to stop itching. Is there anything I can buy to get this to stop?????
Would Wheat by any chance be the first ingredient listed in her food?
 

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I feed both my dogs blue buffalo, my puppy is already on her 2nd bag but the itching keeps persisting. Could it be from her teething? She has lost most of her baby teeth and I did find her chewing on one of her back teeth that fell out a few days ago. She only seems to itch around her face now (which is an improvement) and not so much her ears but around her mouth. I have some itch spray which has stopped a lot of the nighttime itching (which would keep me up). I am trying to get her on all natural foods, like the blue buffalo foods.
I will check out the website, thanks wyoung1816.
Hopefully this will end soon!!
Thanks for any and all advice!
 
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