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    DefaultHow much itching is too much itching?

    So I'm really sensitive to this because our golden has allergies, but I've noticed Remy has been really itchy lately. I've looked him over and he doesn't seem to have any sort of rash or anything...but there's a lot of scratching and licking going on...especially of the "boy parts". Nothing like my golden who scratches til she bleeds and gets bacterial infections from licking all the time...but just itchy in general.

    Dry skin? Should I add a supplement? Try giving him a bath using medicated shampoo?

    Or am I just being a worry wart?
    Melissa, Remy & Brooklyn

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    what is your weather like right now? Could be seasonal, could be dryer cooler weather. In the winder I notice dry skin on the black dogs, which makes them itch. We simply start up the humidifier and within a month its gone.
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    Goldens are notorious for allergies. Did you use a different flea med?

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    Its definitely colder here and we've put our heat on. I don't think the house is to dry but I'll check the weather station when I get home - it will tell me what the humidity level is in the house. He doesn't seem to have a lot of dandriff...

    Frontline and heart guard as usual. Same food as usual. Dunno.

    Maybe I'll give him a bath over the weekend and see if that helps. That should be interesting...he hasn't had a bath in...forever.
    Melissa, Remy & Brooklyn

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    We purchased a humidity gauge for our house. We are 47% right now. A little lower than I personally like it but then again our furnace just started kicking in last night so it probably dropped.
    I would skip the bath. Maybe just try a fish oil supplement.
    Kim

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    Many years ago we had a Scottie with dry skin. We used to add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to his food every day per the vet. It really kept it in check.

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    Could be allergies still- I know my are still acting up-right now mold with all the leaves blowing around

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    Abbey had a rough week with allergies a couple weeks ago. I ended up caving in and giving her Benadryl for a couple of days - it made the horrible itchies go away.

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    Simon has been extraordinarily itchy too. He's also shedding like crazy...much more than Kevin or I ever remember. I can't really see that anything is wrong with his skin. He's prone to dry skin in winter (I like the humidifier idea...good for everyone).

    I don't know what to make of it either.

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