I think two-and-a-half-year-old Chow Chow may have a dust mite allergy.
She has itchy feet and legs, and seems itchy on her tummy area. She is chewing in those areas especially her front legs. I am sure it is not fleas, as I have not found any flea dirt, and I believe they are itchy on the back and the base of the tail with a flea allergy.
I changed her food to Burns Fish and Rice two weeks ago to see if it was diet related and I think this has helped a little. My previous Chows have all done very well on Burns, as they seem to be unable to tolerate most grains.
Her ears seem quite hot which I understand is associated with a dust mite allergy? She is wearing a rubber ring most of the time to stop her chewing her feet.
Does any one know the best treatment, and any helpful advice for me?
Lesley Noke, by email