New Puppy..... A few quick and minor questions

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New Puppy..... A few quick and minor questions

Post by SAK » Sun, 08 Feb 1998 04:00:00



I have a 10 week old mixed breed German Shep/ unknown.  
She was adopted from the Animal Rescue Force.
She appears to be itchy above her left front leg and has developed a
bald spot with a newly formed sore.  I will be taking her to the vet in
a few days for her checkup but, is there any thing that I could put on
this spot to
ease the itch.  Also, what are some suggestions concerning her teething.
I have purchased many chew toys and bones.  Is it ok to give her an ice
cube to help dull the teething pain?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you

 
 
 

New Puppy..... A few quick and minor questions

Post by Brenda Johnso » Sun, 08 Feb 1998 04:00:00


Quote:

> I have a 10 week old mixed breed German Shep/ unknown.
> She was adopted from the Animal Rescue Force.
> She appears to be itchy above her left front leg and has developed a
> bald spot with a newly formed sore.  I will be taking her to the vet in
> a few days for her checkup but, is there any thing that I could put on
> this spot to
> ease the itch.  Also, what are some suggestions concerning her teething.
> I have purchased many chew toys and bones.  Is it ok to give her an ice
> cube to help dull the teething pain?
> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you

I had responsibility for a brief period for a pug with an itching
problem, and in order to keep her from chewing sores onto herself I used
Preparation H.  It worked, and I'm thinking it would be an acceptable
short-term approach while you wait to get to the vet.  As for teething,
other posters have suggested ice if you supervise the dog while she's
chewing it.

Brenda

 
 
 

New Puppy..... A few quick and minor questions

Post by Duxburyg » Mon, 09 Feb 1998 04:00:00


This puppy may not have an itch, it my be something like over grooming.  It can
start this early.  This is a high energy breed, she is a female, and being a
rescue puppy she may have some nervous tendencies from her past history.  Get
many chew toys, and when ever you see her chewing on her leg go over and
distract her and give her a chew toy.  Definately ask the vet, they know about
over groomers and can give you additional advice about curbing it before it get
"out of paw".  (Sorry couldn't resist.)

Good luck
Krysten

 
 
 

New Puppy..... A few quick and minor questions

Post by G » Thu, 12 Feb 1998 04:00:00


My lab had the same problem, and I talked to our vet, and he told me to
go to walmart and get sulfodene.... It's yellow liguid... apply it with
a q-tip or cotton, and it stops the itching and helps heal it fast....

HAPPY VALENTINES..LOVE GINA..

 
 
 

New Puppy..... A few quick and minor questions

Post by Jim Wrigh » Fri, 13 Feb 1998 04:00:00


This puppy could have a "lick granuloma" which I think is like having a raw
nerve or something under the skin.  It is also a result of boredom.  My dog
had these on and off for years, and the only thing that helped was giving
him lots of things to play with and chew (dog things only) and making sure
I stopped him when I saw him doing it.  He eventually broke the habit.



Quote:

> > I have a 10 week old mixed breed German Shep/ unknown.
> > She was adopted from the Animal Rescue Force.
> > She appears to be itchy above her left front leg and has developed a
> > bald spot with a newly formed sore.  I will be taking her to the vet in
> > a few days for her checkup but, is there any thing that I could put on
> > this spot to
> > ease the itch.  Also, what are some suggestions concerning her
teething.
> > I have purchased many chew toys and bones.  Is it ok to give her an ice
> > cube to help dull the teething pain?
> > Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you

> I had responsibility for a brief period for a pug with an itching
> problem, and in order to keep her from chewing sores onto herself I used
> Preparation H.  It worked, and I'm thinking it would be an acceptable
> short-term approach while you wait to get to the vet.  As for teething,
> other posters have suggested ice if you supervise the dog while she's
> chewing it.

> Brenda