I wrote before about Audrey and her scooting. I have been giving her benedryl for three days now twice a day, 2.5 ml each dose, and she is still scooting. My sister mentioned it could be lactose intolerant because I give her ice cream at night, just licking off the spoon the little I left there! Could that be something that could cause the scooting and the itching she has been having? I'm giving her the dose the vet said to give her.
Lactose intolerance causes gas typically, not itching, but could be...????
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Could be a sign of food allergies. What do you feed her?
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Yes, any food can be an allergy source. I know of other dogs who are lactose intolerant and can't have yoghurt either. The most common allergen is grains (notably corn and wheat). Try eliminating them from her meals and treats.
However, scooting often happens when the anal glands are full or impacted. Have you had them emptied recently?
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I had her anals emptied twice within two weeks. I don't fee her alot, because of her diet. The only thing I added was a little ice cream, and a few bites of bread or peanut butter.