My German Shepherd Dog is scratching his fur away

by Lois Rukamp
(Denmark, WI)

My GSD has scratched from day one when I brought him home at 5 months of age. He is now 14 months old. I had him to the vet a few times. The vet cannot see anything specific on the skin.

So far we tried Hydroxazine 50, Prenlisalone (not sure of spelling), and Tasty Yeast powder for his dog food (these things has minimized it but not cure it). I have switched dog foods and gave him oatmeal baths. I am out of ideas. Does anyone have any???

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May 24, 2011
cure for itching dog
by: Anonymous

Hi we have a german shep with the same problem.
i found an ANSWER

Change his dog food. Give him the dog food with white fish in it, get him off the chicke, turkey etc. After one week, Roxie's coat is just georgous and no more scratching except the occasional itch.

I also give her rehydrated food sprinkled on top as well which has the white fish in it.
Many dollars just to find out she was allergic to most dog foods. You can get the food at your local Pet food store. It's expensive but, so worth it for them and you.
Hope this helps.

Feb 10, 2011
Allergy Testing
by: Ginam

Have you had the dog allergy tested?

Mar 31, 2010
itchy skin paws etc
by: John-Rodger

I have a German Import who works as my Service Dog. He has never eaten anything but Solid Gold Hund-n-Flocken Adult Maintenance Dog Food (which is German for dog flakes or something close).

His skin is near perfect, no allergies, never a dog odor. People marvel at his coat and I tell them good grooming and good food.

The problem with so many dog foods is that they contain preservatives, which over time cause cancer in the dog.

You can find Solid Gold Hund-n-Flocken and a dealer on the net; hope this helps. John-Rodger

Feb 26, 2010
Solution to GSD's fur scratching
by: Leslie

I too have a GSD whose skin is very dry and is constantly scratching his coat. Make sure you are feeding your dog a quality dog food it really does make a difference.

Also, I add Heska Fatty Acids (available from your vet) which has helped my dog's problem. Winter is extremely rough on both humans as well as dogs so you may want to crank up you humidifier on your furnace, this should help eleviate your dog's problem.

Feb 14, 2010
Skin Allergies
by: Anonymous

Just a thought... you might try using either Royal Canin (Large Breed) or Natural Balence dog foods. both are kind of pricey but they are both very good food and well worth the price.

Royal Canin does wonders for the skin and coat while Natural Balence is made for allergy problems. If you have a Petco there, you should have no problem finding it.

Jan 22, 2010
Wainwrights is the answer
by: Anonymous

Its all down to petfood, 3 weeks on Wainwrights plus Bionic Biotic supplement has transformed my 10 year old german shepherd Hawke who has suffered from skin allergies all his life and lived off stroids and antibiotics per the vet at a cost of £ 2k pa !!!

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