|07-08-2014 04:58 PM|
Talk to your vet about referral to a dermatologist or starting Apoquel. Apoquel is a nonsteroidal anti itch. We have had amazing success with it, but it's very hard to get. A veterinary dermatologist will have a better chance of having it.
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|07-08-2014 04:54 PM|
|TigervTeMar||my guy gets some rashes too if he lies in mud or runs into filthy water. about 2 months ago I went to the vet and they gave me a shampoo that says 4% chlorhexidine and broad spectrum antibacterial shampoo. If he starts breaking out I do his belly/groin area thoroughly with it and let it sit 10 min (like the vet said) before washing off. I also use a plain 'natural shampoo' for regular baths all over his body except head. his skin is way, way better than it was a few months ago. sorry your pal is going through this|
|07-08-2014 04:53 PM|
|07-08-2014 04:13 PM|
I think the NutriScan Testing, By Dr. Dodds that you can do at home, would be more beneficial if this is food related.
Knowledge Center: NutriScan Knowledge Center for Pet Caregivers
NutriScan tests for the twenty-four most commonly ingested foods by dogs and cats to provide you with specific results as to your companion animal's food intolerances or sensitivities. Since it is a salivary test, you have the convenience to complete the test at home or at your veterinarian’s office. Best of all, you can have the results in approximately two weeks to help you put your pet on the right diet. NutriScan tests for:
Beef Corn Wheat Soy Cow's Milk Lamb Venison/Deer Chicken Turkey White Fish Pork Duck Chicken Eggs Barley Millet Oatmeal Salmon Rabbit Rice Quinoa Potato Lentil Sweet Potato Peanut/Peanut Butter
Please remember, NutriScan is novel and patented and is not testing for food allergies, but rather tests for food sensitivities and intolerance. These are different body immune responses. Food allergy is a more immediate reaction mediated by production of IgE and IgG antibodies. Food sensitivity and intolerance, by contrast, measures a more delayed body response to offending foods by measuring production of IgA and IgM antibodies primarily in mucosal secretions from the bowel.
|07-08-2014 04:04 PM|
|WVGSD||I would also recommend looking in to Dr. Dodd's Nutriscan testing and see what results you get. I have heard only good things about her testing system. Her website is also very informative.|
|07-08-2014 03:51 PM|
Thanks everyone for your answers. I will schedule an appointment for allergy testing. I had asked my vet about that but they said it didn't need to be done. They did swabs for yeast and another thing, I can't remember, and she didn't have anything they could see, according to them. Ugh I hate this I just want her to feel better.
|07-08-2014 02:01 PM|
You are totally right Sunflowers! Dr. Dodds NutriScan just may be the ticket for this poor baby!
|07-08-2014 01:35 PM|
|my boy diesel||
her skin has become chronically yeasty from the sounds of it
yeast has a distinctive odor on the skin and so does bacteria
what happens is the skin gets irritated so pumps out extra oil
that traps and feeds yeast on the body and is itchy so they scratch or bite
that becomes infected
it is not necessary to go raw to help her
i would actually suggest a unique protein such as duck or venison or bison
natural balance is good for this use as it has only one protein source whichever you use
you have to get and keep her skin dry
if it is damp or moist this will contribute to the yeast infection
apple cider vinegar ca be added to her food perhaps a tbs per day
i have also had good luck with my itchy pup using topical malacetic otic which is for ears or skin
your main goal is to properly acidify the skin so the acid base balance returns
|07-08-2014 01:24 PM|
I did try Seacure...what a nightmare.
Then I found out that Hans is very sensitive to whitefish!
I think it is well worth it to send a saliva sample to California, so you know what to avoid. Ever since I did this, we have had no more food problems.
NutriScan Food Sensitivity and Intolerance Test for Cats and Dogs
|07-08-2014 01:12 PM|
Sorry, the water is taking all the oil out of the skin and coat. Dry dock that dog and get some professional help..
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