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    my boy has a raw patch on the base of his tale , he wont stop chewing at it or scratching. and he has a few smaller areas with a similar problem, wheree he scratches lots. how can i make him stop scratching so they heal up???

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    Go to the vet, get the raw patches seen by the vet and they can help you with the appropriate treatment.

    As it could be a LOT of things this is the safest way for your dog.

    Could be hot spots, allergic reaction, reaction to fleas, some kind of dermatitis etc. The treatments are all different and some could make the problem worse not better if it is misdiagnosed.

    I really hope your dog is feeling better soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter7mm08 View Post
    my boy has a raw patch on the base of his tale , he wont stop chewing at it or scratching. and he has a few smaller areas with a similar problem, wheree he scratches lots. how can i make him stop scratching so they heal up???
    I believe it is always a good idea to get him checked out by the vet to get a diagnose and then you can decide what to do.
    What are you feeding? And have you checked him for fleas? Do you know how to check for fleas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagmar Scherer View Post
    I believe it is always a good idea to get him checked out by the vet to get a diagnose and then you can decide what to do.
    What are you feeding? And have you checked him for fleas? Do you know how to check for fleas?

    he eats raw meat (chicken, mince, hearts etc) and ropyal canine biscuits.
    i have looked for fleas ( running my fingers through his hair) but havent found anything. maybe a visit to the vet is in order. poor boy

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    Even if u cannot find fleas they may be there. I would treat for them with a frontline plus or something.

    An easy way to test for fleas yourself is give the dog a scratch on the base of tail and let the dandruff and dirt fall onto paper. Apply A few drops of water onto the black crumbs if any. And wipe them with yor finger. If they leave a red or pink mark that is flea poo.

    I have 2 rotts and I have never seen a flea on them ( plenty of room to hide ) but have found fleas using the paper. Also if you see the back crumbs on the back fair to say prob fleas.

    Hope to help. It only takes a couple of fleas to irritate if there illergic

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    I agree with tessaylon, fleas can be hard to spot. I usually use a fine flea comb and go through the fur especially around the bottom because fleas love this area. Having white paper underneath makes it easier to find the tiny flea crumbs.

    Please keep us updated!

    Dagmar

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