Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Gadgetman

lab itching furiously....

6 posts in this topic

Anybody have a solution for my hound that gets all itchy every year when hunting season is in full swing? When I let her out of her kennel she sits down and starts itching under her front arm pits like crazy. I dont know if her skin gets dry or what. Somebody suggested that she might have some allergies to dust etc. that she is encountering in the field. Any thoughts? She lives out side all year and we live in the country so its not like she is isloated in a home in the city where she never sees any dust and pollen. Just looking for a way to ease her itching

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My yellow lab does the same thing each year as the hunting season gets going. I give him a Benadryl tablet (in peanut butter) twice a day and I rub lotion or preferably vaseline on his pits and groin area. My wife gives me a hard time, but it helps him out. I was told the Benadryl is safe for him, I did it last year and this year.

Hope it works for you!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How about a good old fashioned bath?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

loose - a bath won't help much. It's often an allergic reaction to certain grasses. My brother had a chocolate lab that would have terrible itching/scratching/overall misery after a day of pheasant hunting. They ended up getting meds from the vet if I remember right.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stayman, how much do you give your dog and how much does it weigh. Also, doesnt it make them lethargic? I had considered a bath but figured that would only further dry her skin out, and the prospect of doing that every time I go hunting doesnt appeal to me at all crazy.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My lab weights about 80lbs. I give to 2 Wal-dryl's - 2x per day. My vet told me to make sure the main active indredient is "Diphanhydramine". It help's mine a little....she get going at times during the night-licking and chewing. The vet also told me to give her baths in Selsun Blue....the dandruff shampoo, 1x per week. The thing that has worked the best is "Temaril P", it is a only available from your vet.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • BassThumb.
      Most of our fish came on minnows under bobbers. I spooked countless fish with even subtle jigging. 
    • ZachD
      I never made it out Monday was too tired from fishing Friday - sunday didn't feel like getting up early
    • Jighead4914
      Hey, Here a quick update on actual ice thickness or snow cover on trout. 14 inchs of ice pressure ridge out there. if you are  on a snowmobile if traveling fast on it watch for it. Truck or car i do not recommend on trout with pressure ridge. And yes i have been on the whitefish chain this year in truck. just not on trout. just my 2 cents
    • Whiskerbent
      Thanks for the info everyone. And Borch that is good to know too.  I try to spend 2-3 hours looking on cedar each trip, but It's a lot of water to break down , and having only been out hardwater cattin 6 times so far I still have a lot to learn.  Generally I spend a lot of my 3 hours losing confidence and then wind up at the meth hole to catch a few .  Putting in the work is what makes it so fun once it all comes together though!
    • kemp13
      Anyone have an ice report out from bug bee? Thanks