Archive for the ‘Skin & Coat’ Category
Enter your question herelove your show..We rescued a beagle/coon hound, 50 lbs 9 mo old male/neutered last April. All summer in Michigan, his under belly, inside legs and arms, nail beds and gums become pink in afternoon and then by 8pm he is raw light red. Rarely itches but is radiant hot. Cortsone gel melts upon contact. We just got our frost and no change which may not be envirnmental as our vet stated. His gums hurt so bad that he will swallow some food whole. Cortisone helped slightly and benadryl does help, also a cortsone spray he welcomes(you can hear the sigh of relief. He is lively to say the least. his behavior was so bad until I realized he is in high discomfort by the end of the day. what is next????? We cut out peanut butter, changed to natural food but he has awefull gas and diareah. Yhank you
We have a 3 1/2 yr old yellow lab male (95#), that every few months will start to lick his front paw between the toes, specifically. He will lick to the point that he creates an abcess that will burst open. We brought him in to the vet thinking that a thorn or foreign body of some sort was imbedded in his paw (since he does go out in the fields/woods to hunt). To no avail, nothing was found to be in his foot. Is he just neurotic and bored??? We exercise and retreive w/ him daily. He has been also put on antibiotics in case of infection since once we palpated his paw and it literally “popped” w/ pus coming out of the a small hole. What should we do next? Could an xray rule out a foreign body??
My son’s French Bulldog (age 4 yrs.) previously was diagnosed with intestinal blockage and now only eats duck and boiled potato. This summer her paws developed boils which bled when they broke, after which the flesh would peel off. She wasn’t able to walk & my son carried her everywhere. He bought sock-sneakers for her & now she’s able to get around. They live in NY city, but she’s taken to the dog park on a regular basis. What would cause all her paws to do this? An alergy was suggested, but to what? She’s been on the duck/potato diet for well over two years, so I don’t believe it could be diet related.
I have two siberian huskies. One of them just recently started blowing his coat, which seems odd this time of year as the weather is cooling off. They are both kept together and are outside dogs. Could this be an alergic reaction or should I be concerned? With winter coming on I don’t won’t to risk him getting sick because he doesn’t have the right winter coat.
Hi dr. brown I have two pitt bulls one had fleas and spread it to the other. I brought a flea comb, flea and tick shampoo, and medication and yet there losing their fur. And I’m positive they no longer have the fleas I just don’t know what to do. Can you please, please help me I want my dogs beautiful coat back!
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I have adopted a boxer, staff. terrier mix. about a year and a half ago she is about 2 and 1/2 years old as far as we can tell. I have had her to vets (2 vets). One said it was a flea allergy and the other said she could be allergic to her food or environment and the pattern on her skin was not indicative of a flea allergy. I recently read on the net that both of these breeds are subject to skin allergy’s and stress could be a factor. Are there any natural herbal meds that can be given in place of prednisone and benadryl. I hate giving her these strong meds.and I don’t think they are good for her on a long term basis. I have changed food and the type of meat a few times and she is now on Instinct dry- duck, turkey, fish and natures variety lamb raw diet. It is impossible to keep her stress free, because she was severely abused. When we walk she is hyper vigilant to her surroundings and other people.
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I live in AZ and have a healthy, happy 10yr old male Maine Coon cat that weighs approximately 17lbs. I have noticed over the yrs. he has developed a lot of flaky dandruff. He is an inside cat and I groom him frequently; even though I am very gentle, he will not sit long for it. With his thick fur that has all the under coats, it is hard to get down to the skin and brush some of the flakes away. His skin does not look irritated and he doesn’t have hot spots.
What could be causing the dandruff?
Could it be a result of a vitamin deficiency?
If I take him to a professional groomer, will the shampooing further inflame the dandruff?
I have been told by a vet to let him and my other long fur cats to lick a little Vaseline from my finger so that it will help with fur balls and shine their coats, is this true or will it be harmful? (the other two cats, not of the same breed, do not have dandruff)
Thank you Pet Vet for your help!
I have a 13 year old cat, who, since 2008 has licked all the fur off her abdomen. Vet has been giving her injectioins of dep-metrol (cortisone??) which used to stop it for a few months – now only last weeks and she starts constant licking again. Vet suggests she in under stress – but she is not. What can I do for her??
Hello, my name is McKenna and I am 7 years old, and I have a Red eared Slider and he has bumps on both sides of his head. They seen to be getting larger and larger. The color of the bumps are the same as his skin shade. Can you please help me figure out what this could be?
My dog has had an ongoing skin problem….It has been going on 5 years and i have had her to vet after vet to no avail. She has been on antibiotic for about 8 months out of the year and it does clear it up but as soon as she is off of them it returns. She is on a diet of Taste of the wild which does help but the problem is still there. I have spent hundreds of dollars on shampoo and medications. she is dalmation and sharpai mix… very calm dog. can you please help me? Thank you.
My 8 month old, male Golden Retreiver has a growth on the inside of his bottom lip. It looks like a small white pill. On the bottom of the ‘pill’ where it’s attached to the lip looks pinkish. What do you think it is? I’m very concerned. Thank you very much
We have a German Shorthair Pointer. We have had previous dogs of this breed before. We noticed that sometimes their coats can become slightly discolored–especially the liver colored portion when they lay in the sunshine. However, recently our present dog’s coat has become discolored all over. The white portion of her coat seems to be turning almost a yellow or ivory color, as well as the discoloration of her liver-colored areas. Since we haven’t had that much sun lately, we are ccncerned that this might indicate something else. Is this alright? Thank you.