by Kevin Panting Sr
My hero dog Buddy, the 7 y/o male, seems to be very uncomfortable the last several weeks. We have had him recently groomed (shorn down). And he has had flea baths and Frontline. He has been what I'll call "weenie rubbin" on the carpet a lot. He scratches a lot and has even started kind of wimpering. He is eating, sleeping, drinking and pooping normal like. I don't think it's an anal gland issue. I know he has sensitive skin, but I have not seen him like this in a long time. We got him in October last year, and he was very itchy and scratchy then too. He had a yeast infection then. We gave him the plain yogurt for several weeks and he doesn't seem any more comfortable. Maddie, my 4 y/0 female, is starting to itch now too. I was told by the groomers that the fleas are extra bad this year. I feel kind of helpless because I can see that he is uncomfortable. Any thoughts or suggestions. And please don't judge and just say "take him to the vet". I want to hear from actual Schnauzer owners and see what they have been through, etc. Thank you.