How to Get My Lhasa Apso to Stop Itching and Digging Himself?

Hi, I got a 8 year old Lhasa Apso named Cococa and for a long time he been itching and digging himself. He don't have many or none fleas on him but he still does it. My vet says its allergies but I don't know anybody got a Lhasa Apso dog at all that has this problem. I'm open to any ideas or suggestions at all.
Hi, I put flea stuff on him too each month.
Hi, I took him to the vet before and they never did give me anything for him itching and digging at all.

I have a 7 year old Lhasa with the same problem (Comet). The vet also diagnosed it as flea allergies. She can have just one flea on her and she chew herself up. She's leaves big sores on her back end as a result and I feel so sorry for her. Advantage/Frontline have not provided me with the results I want so I have resorted to bathing her 2-3 times daily with just plain Dawn dishsoap and then following up with a moisturizing conditioner. I towel dry her as opposed to using the dryer which seems to be more drying and then follow with a flea spray (Adam's works well). Also, I give her half of a benydryl when itching becomes unbearable. It makes her drowsy so I don't like to do it often, but it does help with the scratching/chewing.

Please let me know if you find any other good suggestions.

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  • sillygoose

    IT ONLY TAKES ONE FLEA TO MAKE A DOG ITCH. TRY GETTING BIT YOUR SELF AND SEE HOW MUCH IT ITCHES. GET ADVANTAGE FOR DOGS IT REALLY WORKS A LONG TIME.
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  • kelseywight

    It probably is allergies. Check what he has been eating and change the food. If it stops, it was the thing that he was eating (this could happen to any dog; example, my dog was allergic to the grass we had in our back yard, she's a whippet) He should be fine soon.
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  • wejut

    Believe your vet. The dog probably needs medication to reduce the irritation. It will not heal by itself, get the poor dog some help and believe the vet, that's why they trained.
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  • glasstatoo1960

    Try some NU-STOCK you can get it from just about any feed store it helps.
    It is the pine oil in it that helps if you can get pine oil it will stop your dog from digging at the hot spot.
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  • FutureMrsMarsalia

    I have a 7 year old Lhasa with the same problem (Comet). The vet also diagnosed it as flea allergies. She can have just one flea on her and she chew herself up. She's leaves big sores on her back end as a result and I feel so sorry for her. Advantage/Frontline have not provided me with the results I want so I have resorted to bathing her 2-3 times daily with just plain Dawn dishsoap and then following up with a moisturizing conditioner. I towel dry her as opposed to using the dryer which seems to be more drying and then follow with a flea spray (Adam's works well). Also, I give her half of a benydryl when itching becomes unbearable. It makes her drowsy so I don't like to do it often, but it does help with the scratching/chewing.

    Please let me know if you find any other good suggestions.
    References :

  • Fran

    I just recently adopted my Lhasa Apso (Kimmey) and for the last 2 mos. she has been scratching and digging on a constant basis.  I feel for her and want to get her some relief.  Recently we took her to the Vet and he prescribed a medicated shampoo for twice a week.  This has not helped at all and I think it has made her scratching and biting herself more intense. She doesn’t have fleas or ticks. I just want to get some relief for my little Kimmey.  She’s very sweet and I don’t like watching her suffer.  If anyone has any suggestions I’m so open.  Thank you. 

  • Deejay120650

    MY ANSWER IS PREDNISONE. ALWAYS GETS MY 4 YR OLS LAPSO IN CONTROL. I TAKE HIM OFF UNTIL HE STARTS AGAIN.

  • Scruffywyatt

    My Llasa has a wheat allergy which apparently is common. Try grain free food which you can find everywhere now. It helped alot with my dog but give it a week or 2.