Dry skin in dogs

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Avatar n tn it starts off as dry bumpy skin, so when we took him to the vet the scrapped and shaved his skin to clean it off but now he scratches it so his rash is now worse it's red flesh and bleeds.....we try to stop him from scratching but it's hard to be on him all day about it......so now we are using this antiseptic shampoo that's supposed to disinfect the skin and make it dry out. His med list is the following: Levothyroxine 0.
Avatar f tn our new pup minnie has REALLY dry skin and is always scratching. she's a german shepherd/husky mix...since we just got her 2 days ago we haven't bought any doggy shampoo yet. i was wondering if anyone knew of any good shampoos for dry doggy skin that could help relieve her so the poor dear isn't always itchy.
Avatar n tn She has been sick since Sunday and has been diagnosed with pancreatis, which apparently is a common problem in dogs with Cushings. Currently she is in the hospital on IV fluids and IV antibiotics. We are very fortunate to have a very good local vet and her condition does seem improved, but we always have the option of taking her to University of PA veterinary hospital. They are wonderful compassionate people there and have been life savers for some of our other animals.
Avatar f tn if it makes sense and you think he's just having some dry skin caused by heat being cranked up in your home then you can try adding oil to his food. omegas make a WORLD of difference with many dogs. I have a shepherd mix and a great dane and i would NEVER go a winter without adding oil simply because the difference is very noticable. you can also try a fish based diet. ACANA (made by orijen) makes a super fish formula and since putting my girls on that i barely need to add any oil.
Avatar f tn Hi There, I was stroking my dog the other day and felt something on the inside part at the top of her ear which I first thought may be food from my daughter trying to feed her so I tryed to clean it off but then I noticed that when the dry bits came off her ear had what looked like a layer of skin missing and felt like it was leaking water. She does not seem in any pain but it has been like that for a few days now.
Avatar f tn It is very important that if dry food is given, the dog drinks an adequate amount of water (for instance, has at least two good drinks of water from a well-filled bowl, twice a day) -as dry food absorbs water in the digestive system and swells up. In hot weather more water is needed. If a dog does a lot of playing, running, or good exercise and pants as a result, -more water is needed. Moisture is lost through panting. It may not be this, but do you think it is dehydration?
Avatar f tn I know cats can get atopic dermatitis from food allergies, so I'm wondering if this would also help the dogs to try a new diet, with cats they can be sensitive to some of the preservatives or ingredients that are in dry foods..just curious if these dogs are on dry food? ....
Avatar m tn My dog seems to be recently to itch alot. I have checked his skin and in some places it seems to be flaky and dry. I heard that it would be good to use "skin so soft" in the bath water or to just spray it on the dog. Is this a good spray to use? Or does anyone know of something else that works really well?
7746659 tn?1393923237 I would have to do some reading up on this issue in dogs. I am somewhat familiar with delayed motility in people so am assuming the "mechanics", so to speak are the same. Sounds like he has an irritated gut too. He needs to be on a bland food that is easily digested. Try cooking up some chicken (no skin) and rice and you could add some vegetable like shredded zucchini.
Avatar n tn and about 2 years ago i started getting this dry areas on my body to the point where i have a lot covered now. but for some reason its only from my belly up. when i take showers i can not rub the dry skin parts hard because after the shower it would itch like crazy. so i just use soap over it but no cloths to rub it. i have not checked with a dermatologist, but i wanted to get an opinion since i got access to websites all day. im attaching a picture so you can see the problem.
Avatar m tn For the last few years I have been dealing with dry skin only on my lower lip, it does not affect my upper lip at all. My lower lip will will dry and the skin will flake off. Or it can actually be peeled off if i use lip balm. I have been taking multi vitamins for atleast a year daily, with no change. I use lip balm daily just to hide it (Burts Bee's). I drink water like a guppy (4-5 cups a day). Im really at a loss here as I cant seem to figure out what could be causing it.
Avatar n tn I have the same problem! Dry, cracked skin that I have to peel off of my upper eyelids. It comes in waves. It might be bad for a week and go away for a month, or vice versa. It seems to be worse when the weather is hot or dry, but sometimes that makes no difference. And sometimes it cracks so badly it bleeds, like chapped lips. I went to my doctor and he said that I had a "skin condition." I'd never wanted to beat someone so badly.
Avatar f tn Its about the size area of a quarter, There was a little dry spot. in the same area. well the dry spot has gotten bigger. Its has turned a real light gray & a little rough. The hair never grew back there. What could have happened/ This wasnt there before we took him to the groomers.
2188958 tn?1346448491 Also please stop using dawn it takes all the good oils out of thier skin leaving it dry and more prone to fleas and dry flaky skin use a simple cheap baby shampoo it works wonders my vet actually told me this when all my cats had fleas and I was using dawn ... Also this may sound nuts but buy some salt sprinkle it in your carpet and the sharp edges cut the fleas and kill them...
Avatar f tn It is safe for pregnant women to be around ... in fact, it is safe for pregnant dogs to wear on their skin. Don't buy one of the over-the-counter kinds that are available from Hartz Mountain et al, because they are dangerous to the animal. But Frontline is really good and really safe -- it stays with just the animal's skin, does not get absorbed by their internal organs (unlike Advantage and some other brands), and is safe for you to be around when you are preggers.
Avatar n tn Hello- I am a dog lover but have one problem. My allergies to dogs cause ichy skin, runny nose and constant sneezing within 10 minutes of being in close contact with them. I was wondering if Zyrtec would significantly help to relieve these symptoms. Have other people had success with it? What are the common side effects of Zyrtec? The current medications I am taking are Zoloft and Trazodone, would it be ok to take Zyrtec with these 2 prescription drugs? Thank you for your information.
1360237 tn?1351819781 Water is the best drink in the world really. I don't think I prefer any other drink (but like mine sparkling!) Dogs are happy with water. Don't use milk. They don't need juices, and never ever should have any sodas as they mostly contain caffeine, and can contain artificial sweeteners which can be dangerous for dogs. There are different schools of thought when it comes to raw meat. I feel it is natural, but you have to be very careful about what KINDS of raw meat.
Avatar f tn Patchy hairloss is indicative of a skin infection (bacterial, fungal, or demodex mites), and there is also an ear infection which, since it is not responding to topical medications, is likely resistant to the ear medication and potentially in the middle ear--the ear needs to be cultured and flushed. In an older dog without a prior history of skin and ear problems, an underlying problem such as hypothyroidism or food allergy are likely. I agree with Dr. Goldman, further evaluation is needed.
Avatar m tn Hi, I recently bought a 8 week old labrador puppy and i have noticed that there is a dry patch on her paw similar in size to her other five pads on her paw. It is not black or turning black like her other pads so i am a little unsure to what it is.
Avatar m tn I've since found out this reaction is completely fake, as i've been able to snip one off, occassionally, while he's sleeping or not paying attention.. So, is there a way to calm him down in order to clip his nails without stressing him out so much? Vistaril, Maybe? (i do have some on hand for his skin allergies). Possibly, some other medication, more potent, that i can obtain from my vet? He's 3 yrs old and 35 lbs.
2186126 tn?1384961026 Prior to taking the meds, she was always happy and interested in a walk - granted always hungry, but vivacious, full of life. After taking trilostane, it's as if she shut done. I feel that in some dogs, the medicine stops their cortisol production and then somehow it triggers something else that causes them to shut down. I've read now that internal medicine veterinary specialists believe in not treating Cushing's and letting it run its course.
1916673 tn?1420236870 She refuses to eat the K/D this includes canned, dry and I even tried hand feeding her the dry that I had soaked in water. Even tried chicken broth mixed in. She does love watermelon though, she always has. So maybe I will try some of that. I'm thinking that while she loved the Ceasar's yesterday that could be what gave her the diahrea. She vomited yesterday too. Today she is still sleeping a lot, but she did get out of her kennel to walk to the water bowl.
754744 tn?1233853250 and I am waiting by the phone for the results of his blood test.. but researching 'fluid in chest in dogs' online.. has resulted to nothing positive or promising. 1. They can drain the fluid necessary but eventually scars... so they can't do it anymore. 2. They can wrap the heart or something with something... so the chyle fluid doesn't reach the heart... but that's only has a 50% rate and then only 20% success rate. 3. Then the other two choices are not good either..
Avatar f tn Could be a cut, a bite, something stuck in there, a growth of some type, etc. You can try soaking in an Epsom salts soak a couple if times a day, add it to some warm water in something she can stand in. Keep it dry and try to keep her from licking it. Easier said then done but you could try some Vet wrap. Why do you have to wait two weeks to go to the Vet? If it looks worse, more swollen, *****, bleeding, etc, you should get it checked.
Avatar n tn Where do you live, is the air dry and arid? That might cause itchy dry skin. We lived in Idaho and our dog's skin was dry just as ours was. Our dog has never itched when at the beach. Make sure any switch of dog food that you do it slowly. Otherwise you get icky stool. It isn't fun.
733930 tn?1286575009 he continues to bark and bark so i go back out there at let them out again. one of my dogs (pickle-yorkie) is rubbing his face on the ground and in the grass so i figure hes got dry skin or something and cant sleep. i give him a bath at like 130-2AM. doesnt help hes still rubbing his face all over the carpet and towel, whining. so i sit there and watch him, try to check his face and try to comfort him. eventually i get to the point where i think i might have to take him to the hospital.
793908 tn?1294708709 I have fed our dogs some turkey many times but not much, only the white meat and never any skin. In dog food, by the time it is processed and all the other stuff is added, probably contains little turkey! My daughter's one dog suffers from chronic pancreatitis and is on a strict canned diet only. Any variation from that ends her up at the Vet's office with mega Vet bills!! She may get a tiny piece of something when the other dogs get treats, feel bad for her.
Avatar m tn A warm compress cleans up the area and there is no secondary in fection in the eye or on the skin underneath where the drainage lies. I use dry eye night time lubricant. How can I resolve this issue for good. I have not seen a Vet about this but do have an appointment in April. I just don't want there to be a secondary infection and I wish this could go away forever. The sticky stuff dries very brittle under his eye area and it could be tender and/or develop an infection. Thank You.
Avatar n tn Maybe you should have your dogs tested again. The test is not 100% I believe the most common used one is in the 80's%. It took us nearly 3 months for the vet to diagnose our dog with cushing.