|10-08-2013 11:14 PM|
Took him to the vet Yesterday
Took him to a new vet yesterday, loved the doctor itself, but hated the front receptionist staff (rude, old grumpy and full of bad attitude) , found out he got reinfected with a bacteria on his skin. Got him on cephalexin for 3 weeks again. Bought benzoyl peroxide shampoo to bath him and exfoliate his skin. Hopefully it will improve!
|09-27-2013 04:53 PM|
|09-27-2013 04:45 PM|
|09-27-2013 04:40 PM|
|09-27-2013 04:37 PM|
This would be me: saying,
"Pardon me, Jeeves, would you mind sweeping up all the floofies before you chop up the chicken?.. Oh, and don't forget to scoop the poop!"
Sorry, Lilie, couldn't resist
OP, if the vet thinks your dog does have a staph infection, be prepared for the tests. I'm not quick to go to the doctor myself, and am not overly anxious about vetting, either. But since your dog has had to deal with this for several months now, I think it's time for you to make an appointment and be prepared to pony up the $$.
|09-27-2013 04:18 PM|
|WVGSD||If he has a staphylococcal infection, he will most likely need an antibiotic such as Keflex/cephalexin. If the area is not responding to the treatment that you have been giving, it is time to try a vet. If you are not happy with the vet that you currently use, I would suggest finding another one. There are quite a few vets in my area (state capitol), however, I was lucky enough to find a compassionate vet who also works hand in hand with local rescue groups, discounting where he can. When he is on vacation, I have used others and I actually prefer to have at least two vet practices that know me and will take my dogs when I need to runt hem in. Call and ask around. Your friends may have recommendations as well.|
|09-27-2013 11:47 AM|
Echo gets something very similar to this in the spring and fall, and we have been to the dermatologist. For HIM, it's yeast secondary to environmental allergies. I bathe him in an antifungal shampoo and give him yogurt and basically keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn't become raw and infected. If it does, the vet gives us antibiotics and steroids (he also has chronic pyoderma, triggered by allergies, though IME that effects nose, eyes, lips..). I would seriously advise against spraying bitter apple on it, though I know how tempting it can be.
That being said, there are a dozen other things that can look just like this, so going to a dermatologist really is best. The reason they want to do a scraping before making a decision is because..... there are a dozen things that look just like this.
|09-27-2013 11:36 AM|
Your pup may have staff.
|09-27-2013 11:26 AM|
My dog gets blackened skin in the same area. Sometimes scabby. I think it's yeast. Whatever it is, this works.
I can't mess around with his diet much bc of another issue, but if this works on your dog, you may want to see about a diet change to control the yeast.
I always recommend seeing a vet, though. I would hate for this to not be the same thing my dog has and something more serious gets neglected.
|09-27-2013 08:46 AM|
|JakodaCD OA||maybe find yourself a new vet, or a doggie dermatologist|
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