Hi Lanie: My dogs are miniature dachshunds, long hair, a boy and a girl. I live in FL, so during the dry season, which is now, my lower legs itch and if I scratch I get scratch marks. No sores or ulcers, and circulation is good. Now my back itches and I just wondered if it was from the Byetta. If so, it isn't as bad as the legs. If I use moisturizing cream daily, I'm a lot better, so I'd better get on that regimen again. Also - have lost about 12 lbs so far on Byetta 5 mcg but the weight loss seems at a standstill now; hopefully the Byetta 10 mcg will help me lose the rest. My blood sugar is way down around 100 now and I'm sure the MD will be pleased, as I am. Have gotten back to eating low carb, low fat, which I did in the past and which controlled my weight well. My Medicare HMO is giving free membership to health club, so I will start going there to exercise (I HATE to exercise), but I need to do it. I would rather be chased by a rabid pit bull though.