Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler Question

I have a male blue heeler almost two, he will not stop scratching and biting himself 24/7? Are...


I have a male blue heeler almost two, he will not stop scratching and biting himself 24/7? Are there any allergies or skin problems that are common in this breed?

    In Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler - Asked by Anonymous - 3/6/2012 5:35:09 PM
I have a female blue heeler. She started the same thing. We took her to vet, they said it was allergies. We started her on Buffalo Blue Lamb and Rice Dog Food. It's a little pricey but it stopped the scratching and biting. Hope this helps.
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/7/2012 1:53:42 PM


My dog is doing it too. Thank you for the food advice. She is also pregnant.
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/16/2012 4:10:05 PM


My pregnant heeler is still iching. Are there bugs you can't see that bite? What can I do?
    Answered by Anonymous - 3/22/2012 8:45:51 AM


Please post if you get an answer, I have a 1yr old blue heeler, who is doing the same thing. I feel so bad b/c he is always stratching and biting.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/3/2012 8:43:36 PM


My blue heller did that, too. He was extremely allergic to fleas and would chew himself bloody before I saw any sign of fleas. I found that keeping Advantage flea control on him helped quite a bit, but flea collars, shampoos, and other brands did not help.
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/13/2012 4:10:20 PM


Thanks for all the comments and advice. I took him to the vet, he is allergic to fleas. There is a pill you can get at the vet it kills fleas, and it is a monthly heart worm prevention aslo. Trifexis
    Answered by Anonymous - 4/14/2012 3:14:13 PM