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In terms of relieving symptoms, the important thing is to break the cycle of itching and scratching. If the areas are moist and oozing, it might help to powder them. If necessary, you can put a collar on her to prevent her from continuing to chew the areas. That will give them a chance to heal.

In terms of cause...there are tons of possibilities. She's a bit young for atopy--inhalant allergies--but you could check with her breeder to see if allergies run in her lines. Other things to consider are new detergents used on bedding, new cleaning products, carpets recently cleaned, etc.

One of my bitches has tight feet and is prone to growing yeast between her toes if her feet stay damp. Keeping her feet dry and powdered helps. If she has a bad hot spot on a foot, I put a child's sock on the foot, secured with Vet Wrap, to discourage continued chewing.

If the itching doesn't clear up on its own, she should probably be seen by the vet.

Good luck with your shows this weekend. :)

[ March 07, 2006, 05:58 PM: Message edited by: Betsy Iole ]
 

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Does the blue concoction stain white areas?
 
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