≡ ▼
ABC Homeopathy Forum

 

 

Similar posts:

Dog suffering from red, itchy, bumpy skin and ongoing ear infection 4Itchy Dog with Rash and Yeast Infection in Ears 13Malassezia Pachydermatis / Itchy Dog 12Dog itchy eyes and muzzle 2Please help dog with very itchy ears 2Itchy Dog - can I start over at a lower dose of the same medicine 2Very itchy skin in sweet rescue dog 2Itchy Foster Dog 3Dog with itchy ears, driving us all mad! 2

 

The ABC Homeopathy Forum

Itchy Dog

5 mo old lab mix, adopted from a groomer where the puppy had been dumped off with her sister. The groomer had my puppy vaccinated with a combo puppy vaccine at around 8 weeks of age. Since I have had the pup, she has become increasingly itchy and lost fur. A mange scraping was inconclusive, but family members not affected with any itch.

-- itching all over, but scratches legs and chews feet a lot
-- started about 10 weeks of age
-- small dry bumps on skin, come and go
-- fur loss from back legs mostly and side of back abdomen
-- worse upon waking
-- better with heat. she'll sit right in front of a heater
-- no unusual fears
-- was given steroid injection by the 'holistic' vet who did the mange scraping, it did stop the itching, but I will not leave her on that
-- Bad odor from skin, cheesy, bad breath
-- Homeopathic remedies tried:
thuja 30C
mezereum
rhus tox
calc carb
all these helped but no cure
sulphur seemed to aggravate badly

No other symptoms. She eats well, home cooked food and plays normally.

Thanks for any advice!
[message edited by listensister on Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:48:07 GMT]
 
  listensister on 2013-12-16
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
 
kadwa 6 years ago
Thank you for the response, Kadwa. How many doses should I give?
 
listensister 6 years ago
twice a day for 3 days.
 
kadwa 6 years ago
Hello:
After three days of arsenicum, not much change in itching. Upon giving a dose, she seemed very itchy for a few minutes then settled down. The itching is still intermittent, with bouts of intense scratching, especially upon waking and just before going to sleep.

She does not scratch while riding in a car.

The body odor is less, but the bad breath about the same.
 
listensister 6 years ago
Please give her three doses of Stramonium 30 at a gap of 12 hours and see how that affects over 10 days. Only 3 doses in 10 days.
 
kadwa 6 years ago
kadwa,
I have not been able to obtain the stramonium yet. Lena is about the same, intermittent bouts of intense scratching and chewing of feet. The body odor has come back. Loves to sit directly (within 2-4 inches) of a space heater. Will try new remedy when I can get it. Thank you.
 
listensister 6 years ago
kadwa, stramonium is not available at my local store, so will have to order. But I have a question. Do you think vaccinosis could be the basis of her problems? And, if so, what would you recommend?

For dosing of remedies, do you mean the dry pellets or in water?

Thank you so much for your time!
 
listensister 6 years ago
Before ordering Stram, please answer the applicable questions below:

Answer in front of the questions leaving them in place:
1. Your appearance (age, weight, height)
2. What are the symptoms of the problem
3. What makes the problem better
4. What makes the problem worse
5. How are you feeling mentally & emotionally during the problem (restless, calm, stubborn, weepy, want to be alone, fear of death etc)
6. Are you feeling cold or warm
7. How is your level of energy
8. How is your thirst
9. Are your lips or mouth dry
10. Your likes in food regarding taste (salty, sweet, sour etc)
11. Your likes in food regarding temperature (cold, hot etc)
12. Your dislikes in food regarding taste (salty, sweet, sour etc)
13. Your dislikes in food regarding temperature (cold, hot etc)
14. Any other health issues that you have
15. What allopathic medicines are you taking
16. What homeopathic medicines have you taken in last 6 months (dates, dose, potency)
 
fitness 6 years ago
1. Your appearance (age, weight, height) 6 month lab mix dog, about 37 lbs.
2. What are the symptoms of the problem. itching of skin, scratches at belly and front and chews on her feet and hind legs. Bad odor like old cheese. Thin fur around eyes and on hind end
3. What makes the problem better Heat, sitting in front of heater
4. What makes the problem worse cold damp air
5. How are you feeling mentally & emotionally during the problem (restless, calm, stubborn, weepy, want to be alone, fear of death etc) during the scratching she will not be distracted, has to scratch, will leave the room if I try to hold her or stop her from scratching
6. Are you feeling cold or warm maybe cold? since she likes to sit in front of heater?
7. How is your level of energy high
8. How is your thirst seems normal, drinks a few times a day
9. Are your lips or mouth dry no
10. Your likes in food regarding taste (salty, sweet, sour etc) she likes the taste of vinegar
11. Your likes in food regarding temperature (cold, hot etc) either is ok
12. Your dislikes in food regarding taste (salty, sweet, sour etc) medicinal, as in oregano oil
13. Your dislikes in food regarding temperature (cold, hot etc)
14. Any other health issues that you have
15. What allopathic medicines are you taking none
16. What homeopathic medicines have you taken in last 6 months (dates, dose, potency) all 30C given per directions on Boiron bottle dry dose, 5 pellets 3 times x day
thuja
mezereum
rhus tox
calc carb
all these helped but no cure

sulphur only gave one dose seemed to aggravate badly

arsenicum album 30c, twice a day for 3 days.

She is much better than at the beginning but still has the problems.
[message edited by listensister on Sun, 12 Jan 2014 16:51:19 GMT]
 
listensister 6 years ago
Since when is this problem there

What was going on before this problem (diet change, vaccine etc)

You said she is much better, has it been due to any homeopathic remedy
 
fitness 6 years ago
What is the general nature of the puppy
 
fitness 6 years ago
I got the puppy when she was about 10 weeks old, the fur was already thin when I got her and itching and bad odor got worse. She was vaccinated (combo distemper, parvo, adenovirus, influenza, and single vaccine for corona virus) at about age 8 weeks by the person who had rescued her. She seemed to improve the most with calc carb and rhus tox. Her general nature is very happy and friendly with people and other animals.
 
listensister 6 years ago
Please give two doses of Hep-Sulf 200c, 12 hrs apart and report back.
 
fitness 6 years ago
Is that pellets or in water?
 
listensister 6 years ago
One dose is made by dissolving one pill of the remedy (or one drop, if you have liquid remedy) in half a glass of water. Stir it and take one tea spoon from it.
 
fitness 6 years ago
Thank you. I will have to order it. So it is hep-sulf calc?
 
listensister 6 years ago
Yes.
 
fitness 6 years ago

Post ReplyTo post a reply, you must first LOG ON or Register

 

Important
Information given in this forum is given by way of exchange of views only, and those views are not necessarily those of ABC Homeopathy. It is not to be treated as a medical diagnosis or prescription, and should not be used as a substitute for a consultation with a qualified homeopath or physician. It is possible that advice given here may be dangerous, and you should make your own checks that it is safe. If symptoms persist, seek professional medical attention. Bear in mind that even minor symptoms can be a sign of a more serious underlying condition, and a timely diagnosis by your doctor could save your life.