Please help! We rescued a 5 year old Shih Tzu about a year ago. We were told that she was neglected and was so matted that they had to shave her. When they did, they found several cysts on her that would leak “cheesy white stuff” when pushed on. I know, lovely. Allergies were suspected, so we have been working with our vet to end her nonstop itching/chewing, plus the cysts that continue to grow (and sometimes become infected.) We’ve also noticed that not all of them have “white stuff” in them. We’ve tried several high-end salmon dog foods, benadryl, antibiotics, steroid shots, changing laundry detergents, and the only thing that seems to bring her relief is when she’s on daily oral steroids. If we try to go to every other day, the itching/gnawing comes back. We know this isn’t a long-term solution, but we hate to see her suffer. Our vet is out of ideas, and we’re to the point that we’d rather her have a shorter life on steroids that is free of itching than a long one… In the meantime, we keep her clipped short and wash her with prescription allergy shampoo. Any ideas? She never throws up or has bowel issues, so I don’t think it’s a food allergy.
Thank you so much for your help!
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