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Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southern MD
Dogs Name: Rebholzer Chasing the Moon "Creed", RIP Skoll
Titles: SDiT, CGCA, WAC
Dogs Age: 04/12/2014
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Hum. Itchy? Also nub question
Well I know why Skoll is itchy; the Science Diet and lack of a bath and living in a kennel for two months will do that. But uh. Whenever I touch him, I get itchy too! The area that touched him becomes sensitive to touch and feels like pins and needles, only lasts for a few seconds. Is it possible he rolled in some sort of poison ivy/oak prior to being adopted? Would that still make both of us itchy? I am allergic to dogs, but that affects my nose, not my skin. I can touch every other dog and not have this problem. He's due for a bath once he settles in, perhaps that will fix it.
Also, regarding his nub. I've never had a docked dog before so forgive the n00b question, but is his scar supposed to look nasty? There's a lumpy 1/2 inch thick bump of black scar tissue where he was docked and it seems as though it bothers him. He's constantly licking/chewing at it when he's bored. His fur on his tail grows in a little downward swirl so it covers it for the most part but it just doesn't look normal to me. My grandfather's JRTs are/were docked, one you couldn't even see the scar and one has a small black scar and neither of them are/were bothered by their tails.
SDiT Rebholzer Chasing the Moon CGCA WAC; Creed - Jazi's Stalkin the Light Bringer; Skoll
Just know you're not alone cause I'm gunna make this place your home.
You will never sleep alone, I'll love you long after you're gone.