Oily skin in dogs

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Avatar n tn I have had her for about 4 months now and she is having skin problems. There are a few patches of missing hair on her and she has oily skin. I am worried that this might be a serious problem. She has a 2 month old puppy (she was pregnant when I got her) and I dont know if this is something contagious. Please help.!
Avatar f tn My 9 yr old Shih Tzu has very oily skin and scratches several times a day. She was a puppy mill mama that I rescued 1.5 yrs ago. She is on a raw diet and is at a healthy weight. I have ruled out Seborrhea as she does not stink at all. It seems to be worse when she's been outside. I heard about airborne allergies from grass, weeds, etc., and suspect that might be her issue. Thoughts or advice anyone?
Avatar n tn Malassezia, a skin yeast can also turn the skin black but this hyperpigmentation is usually secondary to skin allergies and inflammation. You may have to have this biopsied or have a skin scraping performed at your vet's for a definitive diagnosis.
18840190 tn?1468678933 My 7 yr old ShiPoo has sm oily pimples,with ringworm like dry skin,vet did labs,skin scrapings..all neg. Rx for antifungal didnot wk. Antibactricals did not wk. Creams or shampoos or diet chgs have not worked. Greatfull for any suggestions ..TX YOU..
746058 tn?1248348265 Both food allergy and pollen/dust allergies can cause recurrent skin infections in dogs, as can hormonal conditions such as hypothyroidism. Please take him to your veterinarian this week to be assessed, and if infection is confirmed, then a 3-4 week course of antibiotics and anitbacterial shampoos will be needed. But keep in mind that until the underlying cause of the skin infection is appropriately diagnosed and treated, it will likely recur when antibiotics are finished.
Avatar n tn The most common reasons for itchy skin in dogs include skin infections, microscopic skin parasites such as fleas, scabies or demodex mites, food allergy, or pollen/dust allergies. Unfortunately, Shih Tzus are a breed commonly affected by allergies. The oily skin may be due to a secondary bacterial or yeast skin infection, and a weekly mild antimicrobial shampoo such as KetoChlor may be helpful.
Avatar f tn i believe I have cutaneous fungi in my skin. Everyone in my family thinks I am seeing things because these items are everywhere. In my carper, burrowed into food and harder substances. I just don't understand why I see these items (that sometimes look similar to very small worms jellyfish or geometric shapes such as circles, triangles and lines) and others don't. I wonder if I am hallucinating but, I have taken photos of the sores and red lines, circles etc.
Avatar n tn I used to have my hand skin badly damaged in the winter but no more. My hand skin go to perfect in about 2 days. For my eyelid redness, I have been applying it for a couple days and I noticed that the skin that was not damaged is now looking perfect, the areas that where only slightly irritated got better, but the areas badly irritated are not recovering as fast, and might get more irritated. So I will definitively use this organic coconut as maintenance for natural humidification of skin.
Avatar n tn Some dogs have very oily coats that make it easier for bacteria to grow. It's the bacteria in the coat and skin that cause that doggy smell. If it's not bacteria, it could be from a fungal infection. You could try Selsun Blue shampoo (people shampoo) as a cheap over-the-counter remedy for a fungal skin problem. There are also fungal shampoos you can get at the pet store that may help as well. Where dog shampoos are concerned, avoid the heavily fragranced ones.
Avatar f tn I suppose that you have been infected with human scabies mites or something similar. I suffered from them for months until a friend told me about her mother's cure for this pestilence. This is what she told me. I used it. It worked. "Assume they are on you mostly, but some can be found in your clothes, your furniture, and your carpets." " First , encase your mattresses, box springs, pillows in mite proof covers.
Avatar m tn A crawling sensation in skin is seen in people who are very anxious and stressed out. Very dry skin (you rule this out) and disorders of thyroid gland all can precipitate a crawling sensation. The other possibility is Morgellons disease often mimics scabies. The disease is believed to be caused by weak immune systems in people that have contracted the tick-borne Lyme Disease at some point in their life. It can also be a fungal infection like Tinea corporis.
Avatar n tn I have extremely sensetive skin myself and had to resort to baby lotion and shampoos to keep me from overdrying my skin. Many lotions make the skin oily rather than truly moisturize. Cetaphil is a good lotion, but I use Aveeno baby lotion. It seems to do the trick. What soaps do you use? Dial AB or Dove, ?? ?
82861 tn?1333457511 All dogs need shampooing regardless. Dogs, like many hounds, have very oily skin that can harbor bacteria resulting in a very smelly dog. Such dogs will need a bath at least once a week. If you can't afford a groomer or don't have the time to take care of your dog's coat, you shouldn't have a dog. Living Conditions. As the result of domestic breeding over centuries, your dog is not capable of living in on its own in the wild - at least, not for long.
Avatar f tn Chicken breast would be okay, boiled, and NO skin or fat. White fish (not an oily fish) steamed. Egg whites poached (if he will eat them. Good protein and no fat.) Rice (which you are already giving him) Pasta. Barley (well cooked, which can take some time.) White or sweet potato (boiled) Cabbage (in small amounts, and cooked fairly soft) Very small meals given often during the day, rather than one or two large meals.
Avatar f tn (like maybe 2 drinks a day) Also, I have very oily skin and have always used a scrub with salacylic acid and then read that it wasn't safe; is that true? And if so, what do people with oily skin use? does anybody know about bacon? Is it okay if eaten once or twice a week? Can I use a fleets enema if I'm really really constipated? I know these are things I can ask my doctor, but my first ob appt. isn't until the 31st.
765439 tn?1292964014 Last june we found a small subcutaneous (under skin and not visible)cyst on his left side by his hip but not really it was more on his skin(the fatty area) Anyway, we took him in september to have it aspirated, and there was nothing but clear liquid so the vet diagnosed it immediately as a cyst. I, being the paranoid person that I am, wanted a second opinion..I made an appt with a vet 1 week later. During the period between appts, winston developed an abcess at the aspiration site.
1645208 tn?1301075777 Fish oils and all oily fish are extremely good for dogs. Omega 3 oils, all-round healthy for dogs and people. Tuna, sardines, salmon, mackerel.....(mind the bones. They can be dangerous of course) The bones in canned fish are ok, they are softer and not only edible but an excellent source of calcium too.
Avatar n tn I've had eczema in my ears for 15 yrs. It is very cyclical, starting w/intense uncontrollable itching, then clear fluid leaking from skin, followed by crusting over & flaking of skin in ears that is itchy in & of itself, leading to more scratching & picking at ears. The skin in my ears gets very damaged and ratty during outbreaks. I also have swelling of the ear canal after these itch/scratch episodes that are sometimes quite painful, & Motrin helps that. ENT Dr.
Avatar m tn Infectious yawning has also been noted in chimpanzees and dogs.” Yawning easily arises as imitative action (in the form of mirror-neuron response). “A mirror neuron is a neuron that excited both when an animal acts and when the animal observes the same action performed by another. Thus, the neuron "mirrors" the behavior of the other, as though the observer were itself acting. Such neurons have been directly observed in primate and other species including birds.
Avatar f tn I hadn't had much luck in the past with giving up dairy because I love milk, and soymilk and almond milk just didn't do it for me...they felt 'oily' in my mouth. But I've just found Rice Milk, and I'm delighted to say that for me, it's a wonderful milk substitute. Rice Milk has a lovely, light flavor that actually reminds me a bit of the flavor of 100% whole milk, without feeling thick and oily.
Avatar n tn I don't have allergies of any kind and I'm in excellent health and I can learn to live with the smell of fresh baked bread in my nostrils.. I mean it could be owrse.. still I think I should get someone to check this out especially as I read about Phantom smells being a possible side efect of brain tumors...
Avatar f tn I have used "Brewer's Yeast" mixed in with the dogs' food. For some reason, fleas can't tolerate it. Don't know if it effects ticks though. Interesting topic. I hope you get some good suggestions - I might just "borrow" them for my own dogs who take Sentinel for fleas, etc. Natural is better, I agree.
Avatar f tn We have ours on a Nutro skin sensitivity, somthing its in a light green bag. It helps with shedding and its got good vitamins in it. That is worth a try. I know some people give there dogs canned pumpkin to and its supposed to be good for them. I hope this helps.
184674 tn?1360864093 It got better, cleared up for awhile, then came back with a vengence, only the stupid vet clinic I took him to had a moron treating him for skin allergies instead of mange and never even did a skin scraping. So not only did the demodex come back with a vengence, but I spent an arm and a leg treating him for allergies that he never had, and nearly all his hair fell out and he mutilated literally half the skin on his body from chewing and scratching.
Avatar m tn O.. sometimes it comes at the edge of outside skin sometime it goes very deep. and i always have to clean it with finger. though i never went to doctor as it is not a problem for me though sometimes it becomes more swelled and bleeds but when it is cleaned things are easier. SO i want to tell everyone who is facing this situation, dont think much and no need to go to doctor until u have got a serious problem with that.
Avatar f tn In an older dog, the first step is to perform full labwork and thyroid panel to identify any internal diseases, and to perform skin scrapings and skin cytology to look for skin parasites and infection. If bloodwork abnormalties are found, then further diagnostics/treatment are prescribed based on the lab results. If skin infection is found, then antibiotics for 3-4 weeks would be needed.
Avatar f tn Despite sweating all over, and in my left armpit as well, there is no BO elsewhere...only on one small patch of skin in my right armpit. Is this related to having cellulitis in that arm, or is the BO a co-incicidence? Is it here to stay? It is causing me some embarrassment. I have one other fear as well.
Avatar m tn If the older dog is having any sort of discharge from a wound, anal glands or even oily skin this could have attracted the other dog in the first place - now a habit. I would separate them for a while either in the house (different rooms or floors) or by crating. If possible have poodle visit a friend for two weeks. Then get the older guy a quick exam to be sure you don't have a medical issue going on. Treat any medical issues if found.