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My girl has been licking herself a lot lately. I'm not sure if it's diet anxiety or the dirt patch Under my deck That she like's to lie in.

I feed her beef mince with some cooked veg and 1 cup of canidae kibble.

I'm thinking of switching her shampoo next time I wash her but I take her to the beach every now and then I was told by the vet that the salt water is good for dog's skin he say's he can't see anything out of the ordinary on her.

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HI Boza... Not sure where you live.. but I would think if there's beach.. there's sand and sand itches..

your girl should be hosed off upon returning home in my opionion..

I would think the salt water from the ocean would be very drying for her too.. ( it is for me.)

 

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Late to this one, but is her food perhaps chicken based ?

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No food is beef mibce with canidae land kibble 

Got told by the vet that the salt water is actually good for them.

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Hi

my dobie 21 months male licks his feet all day.  I feed him Wellness Chicken and brown rice.   He continues get sores on his feet.

 

any advice

Buddy - some dogs are lickers and get lick sores. However, the first thing I would try is changing the protein source to something other than chicken - some dogs develop a sensitivity to chicken.  I would suggest fish as a first choice with maybe lamb as a second.  Read the ingredients and make sure that chicken is not in there.  As always, make diet changes slowly - and remember that treats have to be included in diet -so stay away from cheap biscuits like milkbones.

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Thank you very much for your prompt response. 

I will buy Wellness Fish for my big guy.  We just took him to a different vet and he gave Buddy a steroid shot.  He is also taking 100mgs of Benadryl 3x a day.  But I will get him the food right away and see how that works.

I will let you know my findings.

Thank you