Species: Dog Breed: miniture schnauzer Age: 5-8 years
my dog scraches all the time i use oatmeal based shampoo--even given her phenergan tabletsShe has no fleas but we can see bites on her back area what else can we do?
Dr. Marie replied:
There are many possible answers to this question. If you are seeing lesions on your dog's back then it is possible she has either a bacterial or a fungal infection. If this is the case she is going to need prescription antibiotics or antifungals.
Other possibilities include allergies, sarcoptic mange, drug reactions and many more things.
By far, the best thing I can suggest is to have your vet examine her!
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