Anyone buy a pup from Omen Von Radhaus/ Elfi Zum Turmacker?
My boy is 6 months old and from the above parents and imported from Germany at 8-9 wks. old and bought in TX from a broker. He is wonderful in every way and has been healthy overall with exception to a case of Demodectic mange confirmed by my Vet and he has been extremely itchy ever since his 12 wk. core shots with Lepto.
I think he had an adverse reaction to the shots since it all began within 24 hours of them(the itchy-ness). He developed a pimple like rash on his tummy, arm pits, and rear end which would intermittently look better and worse on its own. At 18-19 wks. old he was skin scraped by my vet for sarcoptic mange in 3 areas with negative results. She suggested Ivermectin treatment and said that mange is difficult to scrape and even though it is negative he could still have the mites. I opted to use a medicated shampoo from her for 7 days in a row to see if that might help which I slightly did.
At that time my Vet sent me home with some yeast infection meds and wash for his left ear. A week later she told me it had spread to both ears and to continue for another week. A week later his ears checked out fine but he had a small hair loss area on his muzzle. She asked if I wanted her to scrape it and I said no, letís give the little guy a rest. In less than a week I was back because it was getting larger. The scrape tested positive for Demodectic Mange and we collected saliva to send off for a MDR1 test for toxicity to HUGE doses of Ivermectin.
Over the course of the 2-3 wks. while waiting for the results the bald spot mange spread to his opposite side eye and just below cheek. I have done a ton of research on mange and puppy's etc...Meanwhile, he continues to be itchy and chewing on himself fairly often. Areas like his back legs below his knees where he now has patches of hair gone and now his sides and back thighs where the hair is brittle and breaking and skin is exposed as it is thinning. Also his tail near the base and about mid way down has been an area of regular chewing.
I have him on a raw diet, salmon oil, immune building vitamins and minerals and super green types of formulas and organic coconut oil. All this in an effort to help him be healthy. I also have a homeopathic Dr who has suggested some remedies to help him detoxify potential puppy vaccination junk.
Though he is going from a gorgeous red/black pup to a patchy balding dog, his appetite is strong and he is extremely responsive in foundational marker training, swimming, retrieving and play with the family and my 10.5 yr. old female GSD. I have held off on Rabies and any kind of puppy kinder garden training due to not wanting him to receive any more toxicity like Bordetella etc....while it is obvious his immune system is not at its strongest.
The broker said "the flight may have been too much for him, hold off on training for a while as the pressure might be too much for him". Among other things like Divorce can cause this as well as moving, both of which I am not in the midst of. I know his brothers formal name was Rowdy Von Radhaus and I believe he went to NJ. There were 2-3 girls that also came to the US so I just wonder if anyone else with this progeny is having the same issues that I am and what they are doing.
Open to opinions from others who have gone this route as well.
Double post, I'm locking this.
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