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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-11-2017, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Puppy itching everywhere

Puppy itching everywhere, has horror scabs and red marks all over stomach. What could this be? A food allergy?
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Could be a number of things and can't be diagnosed over a website. I would bring the puppy to the vet. Don't let the little guy suffer. Good luck...

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To the vet. Poor little guy. That is pretty severe and could lead to a secondary bacterial infection. Lots of possible allergens out there, fleas, environmental, food. But this needs some attention by a doc.

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Yes, get your pup to a vet for diagnosis!

But Please Do NOT allow any more vaccinations until this is cleared up.

Instructions on vaccinations state that only "healthy" dogs should be vaccinated. And Your pup is not in a healthy state at the moment.


From Tamara Hebbler, DVM, holistic consulting vet (San Diego):
"The most disturbing, relatively routine, veterinary practice is vaccinating ill or compromised animals. I am appalled that this is still happening yet I hear from my clients that it is more the norm than the exception.
Vaccinating a stressed or ill dog violates our Hippocratic Oath: Above All Do No Harm.



When an animal is going in for surgery or chemo, or has an autoimmune disease or neoplastic condition [a tumor], or even a chronic immune challenge such as allergies or endocrine/metabolic diseases, they are at a high increased risk to an adverse reaction to any vaccine.



I liken such vaccination to playing Russian Roulette with an animal’s immune system — with 5 of the 6 barrels loaded, not just 1.


If negative reactions are severe enough, and immediate, most people will connect the reaction to the shot. However, if the reaction develops over a few weeks or months, you may not tie it to the shot – and your vet probably won’t either.



In standard veterinary practice, we have brief appointments and are very busy, I regret to say, treating many of the dis-ease states that we as a profession, with the help of the pet food industry, have created. It is only through laborious record review that I made the connection.

Be bold and stand up for your pet especially when he or she is not feeling well. Just say NO to vaccinations and start researching."


Read more vet's statements about this topic here: Vaccinating Sick Dogs and Cats: A Recipe for Bad Reactions | Truth4Dogs



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So I went to get her checked out, and the vet said she has mites. Did a skin scraping and confirmed. Prescribed her some nexgard and antibiotics to reduce the inflammation. Along with some shampoo to help her skin.
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So I went to get her checked out, and the vet said she has mites. Did a skin scraping and confirmed. Prescribed her some nexgard and antibiotics to reduce the inflammation. Along with some shampoo to help her skin.

Ahhhh, good old antibiotics.........Did the vet suggest Probiotics with them?

Antibiotics kill off the beneficial bacterial.

Since over 75% of the immune system lies in the gut (which fights off fungus, virus, infections, parasites, allergies and MANY other things) it is VERY important to keep it healthy.

Probiotics are given 2 hours away from antibiotics.

Here are 2 High Quality, Human Ingredient products made for dogs which I would suggest adding every day to help your pup:
Sunday Sundae (Digestive Enzyme & Pro-Biotic Combo: http://www.feedsentials.com/ (use the email to order)
Gut Sense (ProBiotic): http://dr-dobias-natural-healing-usa...ducts/gutsense


Note Nexgard Side Effects: The most frequently reported adverse reactions include vomiting, dry/flaky skin, diarrhea, lethargy or lack of appetite.


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what kind of mites?

this does not look like common demodectic mange

wrong areas --- wrong look

nexgard? why ? this is for fleas and ticks -- which have noting to do with mange mites
which are a symptom of a depressed immune system

one of the side effects for nexgard is itching and lethargy

I am surprised the vet didn't resort to ivermectin , the standard go-to

so the immune is getting another hit

mites , demodectic , are ever-present part of the skins own eco-system
and like bacteria are kept in check by a strong immune system

improve diet , particularly good clean protein , eliminate starchy carbohydrates
provide anti oxidant - vitamin C - real stuff please -- and Vitamin E - again real stuff please

provide organic sulfur in the form of MSM , garlic (safe levels)

wash dog with totally safe Demodex shampoo --- or Selsun Blue fortified -- or a daily wetting down
with BORAX

most important though is to improve the dog's health/immune status .

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Carmen, NexGard is proving to be very effective on demodex mites:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4807374/
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Nexgard® or Bravecto® for Canine Demodicosis - Pet Dermatology Clinic

I'm seeing it prescribed instead of ivermectin more and more by vets who follow the emerging research. This is a good advancement, as the ivermectin dose that was used to treat demodex was extremely high (and thus prone to side effects). The NexGard seems to be very well tolerated by a lot of dogs -- we haven't been seeing adverse reactions to it in rescue, and those dogs tend to be the most vulnerable and prone to bad reactions because of immune problems. It knocks down the mite population, giving the body some time and space to recover.

HOWEVER, our rescue's vet also often does sulfur dips too -- this isn't standard (most vets only do them for ringworm). Experience with lots of very severe demodex cases has shown they heal far faster if they get sulfur baths -- which I think meshes with your own experience regarding MSM delivering the sulfur internally.
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thank you for that information Magwart

and " Experience with lots of very severe demodex cases has shown they heal far faster if they get sulfur baths -- which I think meshes with your own experience regarding MSM delivering the sulfur internally."

Sulfur seems to be very important and very time honored - the go to solution back to the early 1900's

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Sulfur seems to be very important and very time honored - the go to solution back to the early 1900's
I thought it was an oddball thing our vet figured out because she treats so many rescue dogs with severe skin problems until I read one of your messages on MSM and had an "aha!" moment.
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