Dexter is suffering with the dreaded summer itch again!!! We have wandering Jew in our garden and he must rub himself all over it I swear because as soon as Spring and Summer hit, his skin just flares up.
It’s constant scratching and licking his paws are red and he has patches where the hair is gone from all the scratching.
Last year one of my friends gave me a spray bottle filled with watered down pinetarsal that seemed to help a little, but this year it’s just not working at all.
I have been researching on the Internet, and the home remedies vary from sea water to apple cider vinegar, to olive oil and bicarbonate of soda.
I’m thinking a trip to the vet and an Elizabethan collar might be my only option at this stage.
Can’t believe I have been lucky enough not to have any of my children suffer from allergies, who would have thought my fur child would.
Does anyone have any other suggestions??
9 thoughts on “The dreaded summer itch”
we made good experiences with vetericyn, it helped easy with his grass allergy :o) paws crossed for ya, Dexter that you find a way to enjoy summer with out that itch…
Thank you, I’ll check out vetericyn. Its such a pain isn’t it? Cause the weather is lovely and they love to be outside on the grass. xxx
It’s not something I’ve ever heard of! I hope you find a solution xx
Very common here in Australia. Thank you sweetie xxx
Poor Dexter!! Is it not possible to keep him away fro the offending areas altogether and maybe substitute with extra walks or free runs in a more Dexter – safe area? I hope he will recover as quickly as possible and not suffer too much discomfort. x
Unfortunately that plant is all over our garden and especially thick in areas we can’t really get to but Dexter can 😦
Unfortunate that he doesn’t realise what a problem his encounters with it are!
My parents have a white hair dog, and I will never have one – they are prone to such allergies and skin issues! Good luck!
Thanks Kate, unfortunately it is true. xx