Skin Issue - German Shepherd Dog Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 02:27 PM Thread Starter
New Member
plowman408's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ukiah Ca
Posts: 5
Skin Issue

I have two GSs. One is a recent rescue (Heide), and the other we raised from a pup (Brock). We are currently having problems with Brock. He is 15 months now and starting around 6 months he started to have break outs/rashes on his under side. We have sought advice and several failed fixes from several vets. We at first thought it was a food allergy so we changed foods several times, and took away all treats. It seemed to work for a few months but came back even worse, with hot spots on his back side, and red swells on his under side which would look like blisters. We have him on a medication for skin issues now which keeps his biting and itching to a minimum. We are still looking for long term fixes though. We have him on Nuvet, and are feeding him "Call of the wild". We dont give him treats. We have chickens, goats, and a horse. If any one has any ideas or knows a good vet who specializes in skin related problems we would greatly appreciate it. Thanks-
plowman408 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 02:34 PM
Knighted Member
kiya's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Long Island
Posts: 3,334
Was he ever treated for mange? I had a problem years ago with our GSD Cheyenne, finally I went to a different vet, diagnosed him with mange and after treatment he was fine.

Lakota - WGSD 1/13/10
Wolfen - WGSD 12/31/14
Bull -WGSD 2-10-10
Apache - Shiloh Shepherd 12/15/02 - 6/9/15
Kiya - Shiloh Shepherd 5/15/04 -12/19/25
kiya is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 02:46 PM
Knighted Member
Kyleigh's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Ontario
Posts: 2,017
I agree with Kya, but also wanted to note: you stated that you have changed foods several times ... how long were they on each food ... it takes a while for the "bad" food to leave the system, and the "new" food to kick in.

Marion’s Zoo-Kyleigh, Raylan-cat, Echo-TAG,
Kyleigh is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 05:52 PM Thread Starter
New Member
plowman408's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Ukiah Ca
Posts: 5
I have never thought of it being mange. He has lost no hair, and the rash is only around his genitals. But the vet has never mentioned if yet either. They did do tests on it to see what it was but could only say it was an infection. I will ask him. When I changed foods its was after several months at a time. Thanks for the ideas!

Last edited by plowman408; 12-03-2012 at 05:54 PM.
plowman408 is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-03-2012, 05:58 PM
Crowned Member
GatorBytes's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 4,502
Started around 6 months old, not long after first rabies vax.? Was/is he on any heartworm/flea/tick prevention? any more vax in past year.
Has the vet used abx. or sterooids?

He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. - Unknown
GatorBytes is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the German Shepherd Dog Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome