Schnauzer skin problems - help!
We have a Schnauzer that we have been taking to the Vet for 6 to 8 months..He has been having problems with his skin and is constantly trying to itch himself with his back feet.He also is licking his feet and the floor alot.He is very irriatated.If you rub him wrong he lays down because it irrritates him.
The vet has tried numerous medications and change his diet to better food to no avail.He is 12 years old and don't like to see him suffer.Any other ideas out there?
There is some info on our page on this subject:
Also, if you look under the FAQs here you will find some questions and answers on Schnauzer skin problems.
In short, these are options we have tried ourselves for seasonal allergies:
medicated shampoo, Atopica (non-steroid from your vet), Piriton (hay fever tablets) - all have worked for a period of time. Max is currently on Piriton every spring and summer and it has worked for him for the last couple of years for seasonal allergies. Other readers have other suggestions, including diet and other prepsrastionsd. Certainly fish oil with Omega 3 in the diet every day helps - Max is on Yumega.
Linda and Max