I have 2 staffies;the girl has thick fluffy hair covering her belly so tends to never get bitten or have any irritations, the boy (who is brindle) has very coarse hair and his belly has a very thin layer of hair so his skin is more exposed. As a puppy he often had skin irritations/rashes and we went through lots of processes including changing his diet & can happily say he's been itch free for years now. A few days ago we were down the beach and he was lying on some quite coarse grass all day, sunning himself and when we got home he started itching. I brought him to the hydrobath thinking there might be some grassy bits or pollen annoying him as that has been a cause of itching previously and that eased him for a bit but then lots of red bumps appeared and realised he's been bitten all over his belly by mozzies (or similar). I put antihistimine cream on him and that eases him for a bit but just wondering if anyone has any remedy they could share. I have doggy safe insect repellant which he'll have on his belly this weekend (I had just put it on this coat) so I think we can stop a repeat but he is so itchy at the moment.
thanks in advance