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bouvowner posted:
3 yr old black female lab has been itching & scratching cannot seem to stop...when laying on the grass gets engulfed with little black flying bugs. Tried aveeno oatmeal bath and benadryl. Should she go to the vet? this is my grand dog. She has been shedding but does do this during this time of year please advise
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zotie6 responded:
How does the dogs skin look? Is it oily or have an odor? Does she have any visable sores anywhere? Do you use a flea product on her like Advantage? I know Advantix can help keep some of those flying insects away as well as fleas and ticks.
 
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Ernie Ward, DVM responded:
You bet! Your vet may be able to advise you on insect repellents in addition to relieving the itch! You're a good grandparent to help out the scratchy skin. When the traditional methods fail, it's time to see the vet for the latest and greatest (and, boy, do we have all kinds of new stuff!).

Best, Dr. Ernie


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