Lhasa Apso Questions

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Lhasa Apso Questions

A Visitor asked the following question on 7/16/2006
We just adopted a 1 1/2 year old Lhasa who continuously licks her privates and the pads of her feet. She also scratches herself a lot (though she was just dipped at the groomers and also has a flea collar) and has a tendency to scratch(bite) at her hind legs while laying down or seated (like they might be itching as well. What could be the cause?

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7/18/06 This dog is young to have developed a true allergy condition. Do have her examined by a veterinarian for: bladder infection, generalized yeast or bacterial infection of the skin, fleas...even one flea bite is enough to cause a whole-body histamine reaction in flea-sensitive dogs (Lhasas are). Try a product such as K-9 Advantix or Frontline Plus that will cover her whole body with flea-killing protection that is safe for her. Flea collars do not provide this protection, and can cause health problems. Genie
Potala Palace Dogs
12/1/06 This could also be a food allergy issue. You may consider switching to a food that doesn't have wheat or corn. Hastings