|09-13-2014 06:51 PM|
My GSD loves to swim to. He got a really bad yeast infection in both ears. Ketoseb+PS flush, use gauze to clean the ears out and then apply drops of Mometamax. We also have to keep him out of the pool.
We treated for two weeks, brought him back for a check up and the gram stain still showed some yeast in his ears. We no have to treat for two more weeks.
The vet said it's fine for him to swim once the ear infection clears up, but we need to rinse him off with a hose after he swims. We also need to rinse his ears with the Ketoseb+PS once a week once he starts swimming again.
|09-13-2014 05:43 PM|
|my boy diesel||
do not use zymox in conjunction with anything
it says right on the bottle to use only that when you are treating and to use it daily
flushes will inactivate it
|09-13-2014 05:22 PM|
I agree with Carmspack about Loki's general health and not having normal defenses, particularly at this point. I would be working on that too.
I sure hope that the itchies aren't an ominous sign - things have been going so well up to now, in the grand scheme of things. I'm glad I checked over here today, I'm not on this forum much.
IIRC, pythiosis tends to shift the body to an allergic state, so the anti-histamines are good in general. The dermatologist that I use prefers benadryl or allegra, though I'm sure dogs will vary in which they respond to the best. I would be very concerned about using a steroid - in terms of pythiosis, to me, that would be used when trying to maintain, not to cure.
|09-12-2014 01:01 PM|
|carmspack||for all -- not bacteria in the pool -- chlorine is a drying irritant|
|09-12-2014 12:58 PM|
|09-12-2014 09:30 AM|
personally I would keep him out of chlorinated water -- if the dog loves water that much get him his own kiddie pool to puddle around in and fill it with plain garden hose water.
the reasoning behind this is that possibly the dog's immune system was at a weakened vulnerable state which allowed this entire episode to initiate .
he is still in recovery , all out of kilter , still needs to re establish a point where he can be in stasis , stable .
His skin is still sensitive .
The chlorine is drying and can cause rashes .
Chlorine will affect the bacterial level of his skin , both good and necessary and pathogens .
The ear , I would put in some good coconut oil in to restore the natural oily barrier .
chlorine irritation --
|09-12-2014 07:21 AM|
Poor Loki! I'm sorry you've got a few more bumps in the road.
It could be enviro allergies, or maybe something from the pool, like bacteria.
|09-12-2014 04:18 AM|
I don't have any input but im happy to hear about his recovery. Sorry about the lumps and ear infections. I clean out my dogs ears with coconut oil. Also any time he gets water in his ears I make sure to wipe them out and keep an eye on him for a few days to watch for any discomfort.
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|09-11-2014 03:53 PM|
Hey everyone, another update, good, and bad news.
So the good news, Loki received his 5th immunotherapy injection today and only has 1 more left!
The bad news is that he has been scratching a lot the past couple days, and we started noticing some very small bumps here and there on his body all throughout about 2 days ago. Probably at least 10 bumps that we've been able to find. I brought it to our Vets attention today, and she looked at them, (they are very, VERY TINY) and she said they could possibly be allergies. She told us to give him some Benadryl, and if it doesn't get any better within a week, she will put him on an antibiotic, or steroid.
We haven't switched his food at all, he eats Blue Buffalo Large Breed Puppy food, and has for the past 4 months.
ALSO, more bad news. Since he's been swimming in the pool, (probably about 6 times in the past 4 weeks) he has developed an ear infection. We already have Zymox at home, so she told us to flush his ears daily for a week, and she gave us this Antibiotic called EnteDerm, it consists of, Nystatin, Neomycin Sulfate, Thiostrepton, Triamcinolone Acetonide.
Can anyone give me any positive info, we just CANNOT seem to catch a break with Loki, it's just one thing after another.
|09-11-2014 12:24 AM|
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