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Posted by: DEbs | 2009/01/22

Very itchy skin

Good day! Our Jack Russel has a very itchy skin - he is permanently scratching and he actually has now lost his hair in his " groin"  and tail area. He religiously gets deflea' d and the last visit to vet he got prescribed cortisone pills - but now NOTHING is helping him. What else can I try to relieve him? Thank you!

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Dear DEbs

Antihistamines and Efazol (oil) make a big difference but it sounds like you are dealing with a flea bite allergy - just remember that you do not see fleas on a dog that is sensitive. You have to do your carpets, treat the dog every 2 weeks to rule this out as a possibility.

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