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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-20-2019, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Persistent skin rash and infections

We have a 4 year old GSD her name is Morena. She keeps getting skin rash from scratching herself raw and we have taken her to the vet at least 6 times in last 2 years for this problem. She is treated with shot for inflammation, antibiotics, medicated shampoo and ointment. Same thing every time. No resolution. Any suggestions?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 05:50 AM
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Hello! and Welcome!


What brand of food is she eating?

Has she been tested for indoor and outdoor sensitivities/allergies?

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 10:43 AM
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If you've had the regular vet try and fail to treat this with standard protocols, then it's time to make an appointment with a vet dermatologist. An initial exam might cost another $150 or so, plus whatever testing they want to do, but you will likely finally get to the bottom of it.



Here's a national directory of them:
acvd.org | Find Dermatologist | Veterinarians with specialized training in skin, ears, and allergy
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-21-2019, 10:52 AM
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What Magwart said above. The itching is a symptom, not the actual problem. You are farther ahead financially and for the comfort of your dog to find the reason for the itching and address that.

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