My dog has allergies (I think), my vet keeps saying to try the OTC drugs, I've tried them all with no success. We've done the steroid thing, but she gets minimal relief from that too. Plus its not good for her from what I understand. I'm at my wits end! She seems to do it at special times of night, I can even set my clock to her scratching or licking. I thought it was OTC at first, but no. She seems to get alot of enjoyment (that sounds weird) out of her back rub or even massaged. I've been feeding her Blue, watching her diet (which she's lost at least 4 lbs, and for her size of 18 lbs that's not good), she seems to not want to eat when on all these drugs. I read on Chlorpheniramine (Which seems to help a bit, it makes her tired enough to sleep, but for only an hr, they up again) they could get a lack of appetite, so how do you deal with that too?? I also bathe her in special shampoo, but nothing. I thought it was seasonal at first, but no, but it does get worst in the spring. My Vet is nice and I like her alot but I'm (Boo, my dog) not getting the help we need.
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My dog has similar things and i was told that when they scratch or bit or do just about anything to there skin it will change a darker color (that what I was told by my vet), and not to worry it either will go back or stay dark. My dog has allergies around her eyes she scratched the hair off, causing her to get black around the eyes (it looks like raccoon eyes), and the hair has grown back but the black stays. I hope this helps....Good luck.View Thread