have taken it to my vet they gave me animax ointment but it does not help with her scratching,they said it may be caused by stress,or food .i changed her food didn't help,also installed a Diffuser neather helped.
My dog had to go on low dose prednisone, for scratching to an infection of the skin under his neck. He got injections of antibiotic and prednisone, followed by a course of each in pill form. He was on a step down plan with the prednisone, has been on 2.5mg. Prednisone,1 per day a low dose he is 25lbs. plus! Testing for allergies is too expensive,for me anyway, good luck
Hi, russell! A food allergy is possible but very rare and the head area is not where I'd expect pruritis ~ usually it would be generalized over the body. Stress can cause this type of reaction ~ a new cat in the house, new baby, stray cats outside, changing location of litter box, any type of change like this should be ruled out.
An injection of Depo-Medrol or a similar oral steroid preparation would be in order for symptomatic control. I'd recommend any or all: ear swab for ear mites as Mama suggested, culture and sensitivity for possible infection, skin scraping for notoedric mange.
Animax is a fine product for general usage but will not have any effect on anything but minor bacterial infections.
If you have other questions feel free to ask, Russ.
Best wishes, WCV
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