Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southern Ontario
When taking our 6 month old GSD to the vet to have her stitches taken out from her spay, she had a red skin irritation. The worst areas were under her legs. The vet did the skin scrape for mites which came back negative but decided to treat for that anyway. She's now gone back to the vet 3 times spaced out 2 weeks apart for shots of ivermectin. The skin redness has gotten better but not her scratching, particularly her ears and under legs. Just wanted to reach out to see if anyone has any ideas on this. Supposed to take her back to the vet again this Friday. Thank you.
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Also likely a concurrent yeast infection...but for some, vets don't hone in on this first.
Has your dog played w/coyotes or any other dogs at park who have mange? Not likely to have, but be safe? Was the dog on flea and tick prevention and was it for mites to - like revolution? If No, then it is probably a yeast infection caused by an imblance in the immune system frm early puppy shots and stress of growing and dealing w/natures hazzards, learning and growing. Most pups immune systems aren't fully developed until at least 6months, so chance this is the reaction of a stressed one and yeast proliferate.
I think Carmen said bath in mane and tail (horse and human stuff - at walmart) or selsen blue - for external yeast cure and reduce itch, as well rub raw organic cold pressed coconut oil (Nutiva good brand), on the area's - anti-bacteria, microbial, anti-yeast
and/or check out Carmens Sh-emp oil, the best of three worlds, use that as primary omega + (plus) suppliment...work from the inside on inflammation and yeast
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