Pekingese Question

My poor Pekingese, Tater, is only about 22 months old, but for at least six months of the time...

My poor Pekingese, Tater, is only about 22 months old, but for at least six months of the time I've had him, he has been itching contstantly. I feel so sad for him and have tried everything I can think of, but he has been miserable. He has gotten really bad in the last 4 weeks. I have him on a Limited Ingredient Diet (Taste of the Wild), I use oatmeal shampoo, though I recently tried Life's an Itch shampoo by I Love Pet Head, and got his hair cut really short, in case it's his hair driving him crazy. I have taken him to the vet, but they can't tell me what the problem is. I hate seeing him so miserable. He has trouble sleeping because he wakes up itching and scratching. Can someone offer any advice? Is this a normal Pekingese trait?

    In Pekingese - Asked by Anonymous - 7/1/2012 12:02:31 PM
I had the same problem with my Pekingese, and was told he had Hot Spots.We just got him groomed a week ago where they cut his hair very short, but he is still scratching himself to the point of leaving scabs. I don't know what to do either :(
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/11/2012 12:51:51 PM

Make sure the dog food your giving him is GRAIN-FREE. My Peke has the same issue, particularly with corn meal... read the contents very carefully before you buy his food. It takes a couple of weeks for his system to adjust, but it's the major cause of a dog scratching all the time (except of course for fleas).
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/15/2012 2:08:47 PM

My 2 9 year old pekingeses have had the same problem since birth. They both have alergies to fleas and multiple other things. I have heard that it is very common in the breed. My vet told me to give them each a benadryl in the morning and keep thier hair short. Be sure to treat them for any fleas or ticks and it should fix the problem. Good luck!
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/25/2012 10:27:47 AM

I have had similiar problems with the itching and hot kidding and I dont know why I tried it but an anti fungal foot cream works like a more itching and in a few days the hot spot is gone...
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/27/2012 12:03:13 AM

I had a peke with the very same problems. My vet tested her found out she was severly allergic to fleas of all things, so cool baths and a great spot on flea treatment did the trick even a single flea was god awful for her
    Answered by Anonymous - 7/29/2012 2:43:27 PM

I have a peke with itching problems also. We took him to the vet and they told us he's allergic to dust mites and fleas. So maybe try dusting in areas he is the most? It might not be the same as my dog but it could help. Or it could be the weather conditions. Some dogs react like people do. The itching got so bad that the vet prescribed medicine that was taken by injection, and we had to give it at home. I don't know if you've tried this, but half a pill of Benadryl, or a little of children's Benadryl might give him some relief. Best of luck with Tater!
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/9/2012 1:04:22 PM

If there are red spots or scabs, try treating them once or twice a day with peroxide. It helps the healing of them and gives him some relief. Also itching cream that we use on us, works for them too. Apply it to the red spots, and where he itches most.
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/9/2012 1:15:01 PM

Do you use Fabreze on your carpets? If so, this has been the cause of itching and hair loss in my friends' chihuahuas, chewing on paws till they bleed in my daughter's boxer and my pekingese. As soon as we stopped using this product, the issues disappeared.
    Answered by Anonymous - 8/16/2012 3:01:22 PM

My peke has severe allergies to everything under the sun. He developed several staff infections due to his allergies. His allergies has been misdiagnosed at 3 different vets. We finally found a vet who specializes in allergies and got the proper allergies tests and treatment he needed. He's so much happier now.
    Answered by Anonymous - 9/20/2012 11:46:19 PM

My Peke has the same problem,and we tried benedryl with no luck. The vet prescribed another antihistamine, and it worked great. I think trying different antihistamines is a good idea, because each dog responds differently. Ask your vet to try some different ones...good luck!
    Answered by Anonymous - 11/22/2012 9:59:06 PM