Archive for the ‘Skin & Coat’ Category
I have a 14 1/2 year old Lab/Samoyed mix. For about 5-6 months, she has experienced significant hair loss, mainly on the side and back of her torso area. In most areas, the skin becomes very dry and flaky as well. The hair does eventually grow back, but only to be lost in another area. She has had hypothyroidism (and has been treated for it) for 7-8 years. I read where some dogs have allergies to wheat, soy and corn so I have changed her food to one that does not contain these ingredients. Her vet has given us medicated shampoos and lotions, but that seemed to almost exacerbate the problem. I’m at a loss, and the vet just seems to think it’s due to “old age”. If you have any thoughts as to other possibilities, I would greatly appreciate them.
I have been caring for some stray kittens and one of them (born 4-2010)keeps getting little scabs and sometimes bigger sores on his face and back. None of the other kittens have this problem. He is very loving, he is eating, drinking & playing. I also don’t see him scratching. What’s up?
I adopted a Miniature Schnauzer this weekend. She’s up to date on everything, but her skin seems to smell a bit. I’ve had Schnauzers for years and have never had this problem. I gave her an oatmeal bath, but the smell still lingers. It seems like there’s some sort of crud that’s built up on her skin and in her ears. What can I use to get rid of this, or does she possibly need antibiotics?
My dog has dry skin that she itches all the time. It almost looks like human cradle cap. I tried special shampoo from the doctor and predizone. Also took her off all chicken because my vet thought she was allergic to. She has sore spots on under her back leg. The skin rash is mostly never rear and top of her neck. Every time I pet her coat has a lot of dry flakes.
we have a mixed yorkie & llaspo also & is always scratching & licking. He is a rescue dog. The previous owner said that he was allergic to wheat. we buy food that has no wheat but the dog still sctatches & lick. can he be allergic to something else. We have had the dog on allergie meds from our vet but it does not stop the problem. what can we do?
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