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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-18-2011, 03:02 AM
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You can use a compress, soaked in epsom salt, or either green or black tea. I also like the zymox sprays in some situations.

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I used warm compresses and the coconut oil on her tail and by day 2, the swelling and redness was almost 80% gone and by day 3 they had disappeared completely. I put a dab of the oil on her tail for the next few days on the scab.

As of today there is no swelling, no redness, and just a dried out scab or two.

She never bothered the spot although she had to have a taste of the coconut oil when I was putting it on her tail. So she got a bit of the oil on her tail and some in her tummy!

Thanks to all for your suggestions, advice, and concern.

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Getting here late but glad to see that the hot compress, etc. worked for you.

The other thing I would have recommended was Rejuva Spray and calendula cream.

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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-21-2011, 07:36 AM
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My dog is 8 and had the same issue at base and folds where tail meets the body. Just developed it in January. Vet thinks its an anal gland issue but never has figured it out. He would lick himself raw because of it. Got some meds. Biting his feet raw...more meds. Went away for about 5 min then started again. He still has this 8 months later. We have been on and off antibioitics for what the vet has called some kind of allergy probably environmental for the skin. I got an allergy test from Glacier Peak Holistics. They said he was allergic to several things some environmental, some food based. The test also detected yeast and secondary infection. I switched him to raw diet. No more than a month passes.Back to vet for more meds for hot spots/staph Rear end sill not clear. Last month his fur started falling out in clumps. He looks like a moth got to him. Very disturbing. Started researching yeast. I insisted on a skin scraping. Guess what. Yeast on the skin and staph. This latest round is anti biotics and an antihistamine/steroid combo to knock down the itch. His butt still has the original problem. I am wondering if my dog has systemic yeast as well as on the skin from taking antibiotics for something else last year. I always hear people developing yeast infections after taking antibiotics. I wonder if my dog Jaxson developed it internally, made his rump itch and then spread to his skin when self grooming or scratching? I am doing this last course of meds then seeking a way to break what I see as a cycle of getting antibiotics more frequently and with more duration. Vet does not see the whitish discharge anything abnormal. To me as a non doc, it looks whitish like yeast. Did you ever find out what the issue with your dog's rear is?
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