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Old 01-04-2013, 09:01 PM   #11 (permalink)
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What I meant was the itching has lessened, but he was itching bad enough that he'd start bleeding, then I'd put peroxide on it after I bathed him. Yes I'm currently using the oatmeal shampoo, hydro-cortisone spray, and anti-fungal shampoo along with the hot spot spray that has tea tree oil in it. I've only given him benedryl twice. But no they have not done a skin scrapping for demodox yet. Would you recommend it? And is Castor & Pollux a good food. Bil-jac isn't high quality? I couldn't find Natural Balance. Also, thanks for the tips.
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Peroxide isn't a good thing to use.
What do you have for pet stores? Castor and Pollux is better than Biljac but remember to read ingredient lists!
Avoid corn, wheat, soy, and by products. And then also avoid "normal" meat sources like chicken, beef and lamb.
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Old 01-04-2013, 10:39 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Petco and Petsmart. Some "healthy" foods I have available are Avo Derm, Blue Buffalo, Innova, Nutro Max, Nutro Natural Choice.
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Agreed with the advice about eliminating common proteins. Chicken is a very common allergy for dogs. You want to try a diet with no chicken at all.

Give the Natural Balance a shot. As mentioned, it's a single protein diet and should give you an idea if the food is the culprit. California Natural is another good option for limited ingredient diets.
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Yes, I've been washing him using 3 different shampoo's 2 times a week for infection(no he doesn't have an infection). But I just read another thread talking about itching being related to rabies shots. He had just went in for a rabies shot and worming meds, and about a week later he started itching and losing fur. I went through this same exact thing when Bruce was 4 months old and went in to get a rabies vac and the vet "pressured" me into getting him a parvo shot, and low and behold he got parvo. Luckily he's still alive. So I called the vet and asked if it was possible he was allergic to either and they said they haven't seen it so.... But I got him a cone and everything stated above once he started the scratching. Can you guys give me the names of the foods that are of "good quality". I really appreciate all your help.

The vet has seen it. They just burry their heads, vaccines are the #1 draw to bring you back to the vets office to upsell other services...$$$

Take your dog off kibble if you can - carbohydrates are fueling a yeasty problem, yeast and bacteria feed off each other and yeast feeds off of sugar.
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Petco and Petsmart. Some "healthy" foods I have available are Avo Derm, Blue Buffalo, Innova, Nutro Max, Nutro Natural Choice.
Petco has Natural Balance.

UM. Parvo vaccines do not cause Parvo. If, at 4 mos., your puppy had never had a vaccine, he got it from the environment where it is rampant.

Rabies vaccines don't cause itching/hair loss. There's a lot of conspiracy theory that claims vaccines causes everything from itching to clogged sinks, but that's all it is, a conspiracy theory.

Just like doctors don't cause cancer "just so they can sell you drugs to cure it", vets don't "make your dogs sick so they can sell you products to cure it".
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Petco has Natural Balance.

UM. Parvo vaccines do not cause Parvo. If, at 4 mos., your puppy had never had a vaccine, he got it from the environment where it is rampant.

Rabies vaccines don't cause itching/hair loss. There's a lot of conspiracy theory that claims vaccines causes everything from itching to clogged sinks, but that's all it is, a conspiracy theory.

Just like doctors don't cause cancer "just so they can sell you drugs to cure it", vets don't "make your dogs sick so they can sell you products to cure it".
No vets don't....pharmaceutical companies do. Pharma also educates and donates big bucks to vet universities and funds doctors to support their products.

And parvo vax can cause parvo...and/or the dog likely got it at the vet clinic getting the vaccine AND it is a man-made disease
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And parvo vax can cause parvo...and/or the dog likely got it at the vet clinic getting the vaccine AND it is a man-made disease
This is pure speculation, no facts at all.
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Enough of the back and forth.

Please, people, provide links and back up your information with references when you make blanket statements in the health section.

For this dog, I would suggest seeing a vet dermatologist. https://www.acvd.org/locator/locator.asp

Try a new food, get rid of the chicken, see how that goes, but a vet dermatologist can save a lot of time.

Good luck!
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I highly recommend a dermatologist. It saved us a lot of time and money with our last dog. Also go raw if you can. It helped my dog immensely and a friend of mine recently went raw and her dog grew back his hair and stopped itching.


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