HI all. Rudi is a dachshund so is so close to the ground and loves to sniff in high grasses, last summer it was one bug bite after another on her tummy, and every where else underneath. It finally cleared up with snow and winter hit.
Then in January she had to have her anal glands drained, and a month later she was still licking her butt so Vet checked it again but they were ok.
Some days she licks her paws and I try and redirect her, but can't watch her 24/7.
Monday I saw she had 3 areas by her rear, guessing while I was out for a few hrs her incessant licking caused it. Those look better as have been redirecting her.
Then I see today she has a pimple area going up her left back leg, and when I got home, it looked worse.
A scabbed type area by her pee hole (sorry don't know medical terms here).
I literally sat and cried as just feel so helpless in all this. What am I doing wrong?
So we are going back to the Vet, again on friday. Probably won't be told any clear answers as I usually don't.
She did have 2 allergy shots last Fall and that seemed to help short term and she licked much less.
So has anyone else had a dog that is just one bug bite or skin irritation after another? She loves her walks, she loves to sniff, short of never letting her outside, I really don't know how to avoid the bites. I bought Avon skin so soft but never used it and when I see open areas, very reluctant to put Avon on it.
I am rambling here ladies but just am so frustrated. She eats and drinks the same, barks and walks the same, no visible signs she is in pain.
Any thoughts? Thanks, Josie