Well, I bit the bullet and secured Nexgard for Simon. My vet doesn't want to get too extreme until she knows if this will help or not. He had none of the recorded reactions to the med, with the exception of extreme, over the top itching. I am hoping that it is caused by angry mites, dying, and good riddance to them. I am bathing him twice weekly in a benzoyl peroxide shampoo that gives him relief, as well as flushing his pores of dead mites. Due to the constant bathing, I am hesitant to use Advantax, it seems a waste. If the shampoo flushes the pores, then it will also flush the top spot. I am using Wondercide to repel fleas, but he is still being bit (flea allergy, who'da thunk?) It's been 10 days and he has some hair regrowth, even under coat coming in on his back, where he had none since he came to me, but it looks (and smells) as though his skin is getting infected again, mostly his limbs. He was given a round of antibiotics last month that sent his stool south, after months of getting it straightened out from the EPI and food allergies. We are back to solid and outside and I do not want to use any more antibiotics, I simply cannot handle cleaning up diarrhea in the house. He just could not hold his stool, bless him. He also reverted back to eating his stool, so I have to break him of that, again. I am giving him milk thistle, turmeric, colostrum, fermented cabbage, echinacea and his enzymes at the moment. What can I use to treat the skin infection? I had tried using coconut oil and am still trying to get it cleaned up off the floors, walls and everything else he comes in contact with. Would prefer less messy, but will handle whatever I have to, if there is a light at the end of the tunnel. I did try Banixx and found it helps, but it's too pricey for the amount you get. I have another question, as well. Is there any chance this dog is allergic to my cats? I am praying for a no, but do need to know the truth and what I can do about my 3 indoor cats if he is. Thanks is advance for any and all input. I realize I am being a pain, but in all my years of rescue and grooming, I have never seen a dog with this many problems. I want to get his breeder into a dark alley.
No beast so fierce
EPI, man aggressive, ball crazy, fearless protector, my heart