Take her to the vets and change her food. She might be allergic to what they were giving her at the shelter. The reaction could cause the itching. Most "name brand" dog foods like science diet, iams,and whatnot are basically filled with fillers and things that are basically bad for dogs. Try changing her food to wellness,canidae, or merrick brand. The same thing happened to our shelter dog and my aunts dog. After a few weeks on the food the skin and hair issues cleared up. It's a bit more expensive food, but it's better in the long run. Just be sure to have a real vet check her out. Sometimes shelter vets basically just say what you want to hear so they can open another cage spot.
Our 6 month old puppy had worms AND kennel cough when we brought him home. They also said he could have had parvo , but thankfully he didn't.
Always get a second or even third opinion!
Good luck and keep me posted!
· 1 decade ago