Skin allergies in yorkies

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Skin lesions can really be anything such as infections, skin allergies, parasites to benign or metastatic neoplasms. There are many possibilities.
We thought it was due to allergies - mainly grass - but the vet said that dogs did not have allergies and booked him in to have a camera up his nose - this was after he gave us tablets for everything going. The camera showed an infection and the nose was rinsed through, anti biotics given etc. Cost the insurance company a lot but fair do's, the problem eased. He still had his sneezing fits but thankfully no bleeding nose.
Reglan (metoclopromadine) is a very cheap medication, unfortunately, it is also metabolized in the kidneys, so a too high dose results in toxic levels in the blood. My husband and I discovered that completely bypassing the GI tract by using reglan injections worked much better in the end. Chica didn't get the extra pyramidal side effects (extreme restlessness, shaking and trembling) from the reglan injections that she got from the oral meds.
Again, depending on the breed, an incision is made all the way around the tail at a joint in the tail vertebrae and the tail is sliced off. Skin sutures are placed to help aid in healing. Done correctly, the process is relatively safe since no drugs are used. Also, some breeds have their dewclaws removed at this time as well. Tail docks are commonly done in Cockers, Rottweilers, Min Pins, and Yorkies.
Forgot to tell u : if my dogs r having vomiting , I add pedialyte to their water to prevent dehydration. Also , if they r having diarrhea , vomiting , the vet told me to give them boiled chicken ( no seasoning ) , and mix it in w/ white rice - instead of their dog food for a few days . Also , when one of my dogs had to have a few teeth pulled ( he is 10 years old ) I added chicken broth to his regular food to soften it & he loved it !
Corn can cause some very real medical issues in dogs, but usually along the line of allergies. It doesn't have much nutritional value for the dog either. Next time you're in the pet store or grocery store, do a little label reading (bring your reading glasses - lots of tiny print!) and notice that the cheaper foods are composed mainly of grains. Anything that says "by product" is off my dog's menu.
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