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|10-22-2014 05:11 PM|
@ryceretops what eventually helped your pups issue? We adopted a Shepherd a few months ago and he is having the same issue. The poor guy itches constantly! We've added a ton of salmon oil to his diet, as well as yogurt, but his skin is still in bad shape. We also had him on antibiotics for a bit which seemed to help at the time, but the problem is back.
|04-15-2014 11:36 AM|
|llombardo||I just found something similar right in the middle of Midnites back. He has made it worse by biting it. I'm not even sure how he reaches it? He has a good coat, no flakes and he isn't shedding. I started putting coconut oil directly on it last night. It all started when the heat went on in the house and original spot that caused a vet visit was base of tail. No issues there now. Vet said dry skin and irritation do to him biting at it. He is going to vet next week and I am having it checked again.|
|04-15-2014 11:27 AM|
Traveler wasn't quite as playful since he was itching and not sleeping well.
As far as the coconut oil goes, I literally smothered his back in it and although it provided some relieve, it was short lived. I rinsed him in the ACV and got pretty much the same results- no long term relief. I did the Dr. Dodds food allergy test and eliminated all the ones he was sensitive to. Same story- dandruff-itch-greasy. I think I think did everything possible. My only regret was waiting so long to take him in for testing.
I hope your pup doesn't have staph but if so, it's fixable. After Traveler got on the medication and anti itch, he went from a 7 year old unhappy guy to a 2 year old rambunctious pup.
|04-15-2014 11:11 AM|
|arycrest||Could he have some type of a thyroid problem?|
|04-14-2014 04:47 PM|
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|04-14-2014 04:39 PM|
Originally Posted by Traveler's Mom View Post
I was at the doggie park and there was a vet tech there. I showed her what was going on and she said that it looked like food allergies combined with him just getting neutered (3 weeks ago). Moe is still very energetic and happy, would he be different if he had a staph infection as far as attitude is concerned?
|04-14-2014 04:31 PM|
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|04-14-2014 04:30 PM|
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|04-14-2014 04:29 PM|
Originally Posted by Harry and Lola View Post
Ok, Thanks for the reply and info! I found this viva labs http://www.amazon.com/Viva-Labs-Organic-Virgin-Coconut/dp/B00DS842HS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397507085&sr=8-1&keywords=coconut+oil+for+dogs, do you have any recommendations?
|04-14-2014 01:51 PM|
|Traveler's Mom||Oh yes, forgot to mention. He had those dry clumps to. I'd wash them off and they'd be back. Maybe same place, maybe another place.|
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