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Old 09-24-2010, 03:45 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Used gold bond powder (recommended here in research of prior posts) on my dads dog and it worked well. I just shaved the area with clippers, dried it well, and used the powder.

Use an e-collar to keep him from licking it.
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Thanks Miikkas Mom,

So far she's licked off everything i've tried so before i see the vet on Monday morning i'm going to give this one a try. Seems to cure everything inside and out

One question though, i found Apple Cider shampoo from Frederic Fekkai in my local chemists does this offer the same results, on the outside of course, or should it be vinegar?

Thanks again
Use apple cider vinegar as a rinse - after you shampoo. You can use any shampoo you want

Hopefully you can find the unpasteurized, organic, ACV in the Netherlands. I'm thinking you should not have a problem but you never know.
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My dog started like this. Licking biting feet. Gnawing on forearms, licking area just between pads and the joint until there was zero fur. Every couple months it's back to vet. They treat it as allergy and throw antibiotics at him. My 8yr old dog has been treated for "allergy" and "hot spots' every year since a surgery when he was two. I insisted on getting a skin scraping this past visit to determine what this WASN'T vs guessing what it IS. Turns out it is yeast, and secondary infection from all the chewing. What caused this we don't know. I wonder if it's from taking antibiotics in the first place...Kind of like women that develop yeast after taking antibiotics.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:04 PM   #14 (permalink)
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My dog started like this. Licking biting feet. Gnawing on forearms, licking area just between pads and the joint until there was zero fur. Every couple months it's back to vet. They treat it as allergy and throw antibiotics at him. My 8yr old dog has been treated for "allergy" and "hot spots' every year since a surgery when he was two. I insisted on getting a skin scraping this past visit to determine what this WASN'T vs guessing what it IS. Turns out it is yeast, and secondary infection from all the chewing. What caused this we don't know. I wonder if it's from taking antibiotics in the first place...Kind of like women that develop yeast after taking antibiotics.
Dogs like people build up antibiotic resistance. They are overprescribed, and often not necessary. What your dog needs is to switch to a low glycemic diet, among other things. Easy to do if you are already feeding raw, but not difficult if you are feeding kibble - it simply means replacing some of the kibble with fresh food. Check this article out -

www.b-naturals.com/newsletter/scratching-and-itching-could-it-be-yeast/
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