Sabine, I am so sorry to read this.
Originally Posted by Sabby
When you have SM dogs you live with uncertainty all the time & it is scary.
It is always so difficult when owners are concerned about their dogs scratching, and I really don't want to send you off on a wild goose chase, but I would wonder about something like rabbit mite ( Cheyletiella ) if they have both started intense scratching at the same time.
Personally, if I was unsure whether it was actually a SM type scratching, I might try bathing them both in the human anti-dandruft shampoo Selsun ( contains selenium )
It might help & it should not have any harmful effects, even if it isn't those common little pests that are causing the irritation.
On the other hand, with Cheyletiella I would expect the level of itchiness to remain fairly constant throughout the whole day. If it is worse morning and evening, that is something that has often been reported by owners of SM dogs.
Tommy is on Lyrica and it has helped him so much. Definitely a wonder drug as far as he is concerned.
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