I thought I should give you an update on Bridget’s itchiness. We went back to the vet and saw another doctor, who said he didn’t think her itching was due to allergies as she did not have some of the more common symptoms. Instead, recommended Bridget have a medicated bath. As far as I can tell, that’s just a bath with very expensive shampoos (1.Vet Solutions Medicated Shampoo and 2. Aloe and oatmeal skin and coat conditioner) and lots of rinsing to make sure all grease and dirt is removed. You can do it yourself if you do such things, which I don’t, or have the vet or your groomer do it.
We did it at the vet and it seems to really have drastically reduced the itching as well as make me feel rather dumb.