Dog is biting fur off lower back
Last Oct. I rescued a Papillon/chihuaha mix that had been abused. He is about 5 years old now. He had been biting the hair off his lower and mid back in Dec. and stopped. Now he is at it again and he is bald in several spots.
I got some Dr. Goodpet Calm Stress and Scratch Free that I have been using for 2 days now. I had rubbed aloe on the skin but he still was biting. He seems much calmer with the Calm Stress and I only see him licking his fur, not biting it. That does not mean he stopped biting his fur, I just have not seen it.
I do not see any skin redness or signs of inflammation or infection. There are no raised bumps or swelling. And there are no fleas, bugs, at all.
I was wondering if he could have food allergy but I feed him Stella and Chewys raw food and make him chicken soup. He always has a bowl of Orijen dry dog food next to his water bowl.
I did need to send him for 6 private obedience training lessons and then we went together for an additional 6 lessons. He was biting people and lunging at dogs. He also goes for socialization at doggy day care.
When I pick him up his heart is racing and pounding in his chest. I know it is stressful for him. The people there are the greatest dog lovers I have seen and they have a window where you can watch your dog so I know they are not being mean.
Will you please help us? I love him so. He does not look like he is suffering or in pain but it must be very irritating to have to bite off your fur.
Love and appreciation,
Margaret and Franco
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