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4 MONTH OLD PUPS

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I HAVE TWO 4 MONTH OLD BORDER COLLIES AND WONT STOP SCRATCHING AND BITING AT THEMSELVES, NO FLEAS, NO TICS,ANY SUGGESTIONS.

 

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GALE

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Could be mange (a small mite). Get a bottle of dip mix from your vet supply or feed store. Cost about $8-$10. Mix accorcing to directions with water and dip the dog in a tub of the mix. Discard the dip afterwards. I use this to control ticks and fles. Last about a month or so. We have not had mange but my neighbor did this summer. The dip solved the problem. Hope this helps.

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You should bring the pups into the vet to have a skin scraping done before just treating them yourself. There are different types of mites which can require different treatments.

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Yes, dip won't get demodex mites - which don't cause much itching but can cause secondary infections which are intensely uncomfortable (and also must be treated by a vet). You can also have secondary infections from sarcoptic mange, which can become very serious very quickly in a four month old puppy.

 

My rule of thumb is, anything that goes wrong in a pup under six months old, I'm beating on the vet's door pretty quick.

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I had the same problem with one of my dogs last year.

The thing was that I was bathing her every week, and that made her skin dry which caused to itch. So now I bathe her once every month and a half or so, and bought a shampoo that has oatmeal.

 

Hope this helps

Ancira

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