Archive for the ‘Skin & Coat’ Category
rescue cat approx 4yrs old. last yr developed hard white bumps on ears. went away in winter. bumps back again this spring. the 1st vet said it was ring worm & was given meds & bathed 2x wk special shampoo. when aft a mo the bumps were no better, same vet wanted to go another round of meds. instead went to another vet who said it was an alergic reaction to fleas. she had no fleas but started using frontline. it is unsitely but the cat shows no discomfort, no scratching. any ideas?
We have a 9 yr. old cocker spaniel. He is constantly licking at the underside of his tail and butt. The skin now has a black/blue color to it. He has been checked for fleas and anal gland problems. The vet has ruled both out. As long as he is on predisone 2mg./day he is fine. The problem then is loose bowels and how will the predisone long term affect him. Any other suggestions as to what this might be or what we can do.
My 6 1/2 yr.old Black Lab Service Dog is shedding worse than ever.Has eaten Nature’s Balance kibble for 5 yrs. Takes Vitamin E supplement 800 mg, daily. Is brushed regularly.Vet check up in April 2011 was perfect. Gets bathed professionally every 4 weeks, using hypo allergenic oatmeal shampoo, conditioner.Groomer says his skin is very dry. Sometimes has dandruff. He has allergies -takes OTC eyedrops that help.Hair is EVERYWHERE -comes out by the handsful just sitting still . ANY SUGGESTIONS ?
we have a britnay spainel and princess anne for almost 2 yrs suffered with a skin problem and our vet was so stumped that we together found out that she was getting to much protein in her food. we now praise God have figured it out and our vet has had her on a special food from hills that is for skin care, our vet wants her on this for 3 months.our 3 months is coming to a end and now my husband and i need to find a good food that will not hurt her like that again. we do not want to feed our baby (who is 11 yrs old ) the wrong type of food we do not like the off brand food for her, but she is a house dog and gets excerise but mainly is our house dog. i would love to keep her on hills science diet foods, but if we could find a cheaper one with a bigger bag that would be great. any advice? thanks for your time.
Hi Dr.Brown, Some time ago your told me about Hemp Oil for my shelter cats dry skin. Thank you it worked, now I have another problem. The other day I found a Flea on my 7 year old male, my Cats don’t go out doors at all, I knwo I can bring a Flea in on my clothes. I read in a book that adding 25mg of Vitamin B1 (from a health food store) added to wet food can rid fleas…is this true? The Health Food employee said B1 is a natural bug repellent, all it has in the capsule is a filler, he said. I hope he is right. He also suggested 1/2 teaspoon of White Vinager to one quart of water, for drinking would aid in the ridding of the fleas from their bodies. Thoughts please!!
I have a 5 yr.old Yorkie that scratches his muzzle on both sides near the whiskers area until it bleeds.It seems for no apparent reason or when extremely excited that he behaves this way.My wife treats the wound daily with Dermacool and Calm coat,just seems to help temporarily.The Vet prescribed Dermacool and Fluoxetine.We stopped giving him Fluoxetine it made him very lethargic.We tried diet changes and settled on a Pacific salmon dry dog food diet.His belly also has a rash and red spots,we are at wits end please help!
My 11 year old belgian shepherd had allergies and has lost hair on his hind legs, under his belly and under his neck what should I do? I already give him omega vitamins, is there anything else that would help this condition?