Skin treatment for dogs

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Avatar n tn In addition to his ointment or other eye meds, keep his face near the eyes free of dried mucus to avoid a dermatitis (skin inflammation) from occurring there. Long haired dogs benefit in this regard from maintenance of the fur near the eyes clipped so debris is less likely to accumulate and is easier to clean. Best regards.
Avatar f tn But harvey is still eating and strong, so please help me find a treatment for my dog harvey... please... Thank you..
Avatar n tn I recommend starting by taking your dog to your veterinarian for assessment of the itch and medication recommendations. The most common reasons for itchy skin in dogs include skin infections, microscopic skin parasites such as scabies mites, food allergy, or pollen/dust allergies. Since scabies mites are difficult to find, I trial treat dogs for scabies with Revolution every 2 weeks for 3 treatments.
1380814 tn?1285965586 For dogs that have thick crusts or a thick hair coat, treatment begins by clipping the hair from the affected area. Then, an anti-seborrheic shampoo that breaks down and removes crusts, skin oil, and debris is applied. Next, a parasiticidal dip is applied to the entire body, including the face and ears. The dip should not be allowed to get into the eyes. The dip typically is used once a week for at least four to six weeks.
Avatar f tn has anyone had this treatment done on their dogs for prevention and maintenance of arthritis if so....... what do you think of the effectiveness of this treatment?.......... Just curious! by the way do not get this confused with nsaid carprofen they are totally different !!!!
Avatar f tn In high numbers these mites can set your dog up for secondary skin infections such as pyoderma (yeast or bacterial skin infections) and hair loss. Once they appear in high numbers and definitive diagnosis is made they require treatment. Treatments can include dips, topical treatments, or oral medication. It takes several months of treatment to rid the body of a mite infestation.
Avatar f tn We finaly did a biopsy and the results came back suspected Discoid Lupus which is one of many immue conditions that can affect the skin. With that information in hand we were able to change to a better treatment which is providing her with some relief. I hope relief comes for you both soon.
974371 tn?1424653129 I saw the dog at Christmas and again in May and it was obviously worse and I told my daughter they better try the treatment for Demodex. The pup got worse, developing inflamed skin and pustules. She was referred to a Canine Dermatology Specialist who did skin scrapings and hair follicle analysis and highly suspected Demodex. My daughter expressed her concerns about using Ivermectin.
Avatar n tn Hi. Pure coconut oil (must be pure, for dogs) is a useful supplement for dogs. It can be given with food or (warmed slightly) rubbed into skin, particularly where there are patches of irritated skin or hair loss areas. A small amount goes a long way, so be cautious with it. Too much can lead to diarrhea. It is not particularly useful for fleas, though it will help with any irritated skin caused by fleas.
Avatar m tn I've read many many many blogs about how dogs are reacting to Phenobarb treatment for seizures. It is so concerning and I am so confused what to do. For a few months after a lipoma removal surgery, our dog Ranger started to 'trip' while walking. Then a few days ago he had a seizure during the night and again about 9 hours later. We took him to the vet yesterday and were told they could try treating him for epilepsy, but it could also be a brain tumor causing the issue.
Avatar f tn This is very strange. Dogs don't sweat like humans do, from the glands in their skin. They only sweat from areas which have no fur -such as their noses, and paw pads. Dogs do have sweat glands in the skin covering their bodies but these produce pheromones, rather than fluids (like human sweat.) There is a condition known as "hyperhydrosis" (swaeting too much) in dogs, but it is not from the glands under their body skin, but from paw pads. That is as far as I know anyway.
Avatar f tn Dark scaly spots on the skin can be due to a localized skin infection, most commonly bacterial or yeast, less commonly ringworm/fungal infection or demodex mange mites. The increased licking (which is the way dogs scratch themselves when they are itchy), suggests infection is causing itch. The skin increases pigment as a protective response due to the inflammation.
412934 tn?1202419271 Another treatment is a daily dose of Ivermectin, which may be appropriate for your dog. Whatever treatment you choose, skin scrapings must be performed on a monthly basis and treatment must be continued until 2 consecutive negative skin scrapings. Noni Juice, Royal Canin are fine.
Avatar f tn Welcome to the Dogs Community! :-) The cheesy white drainage makes me think it's follicular cysts. Basically, the hair follicles get clogged and the tiny sebaceous glands underneath can't drain properly which results in a pimple or cyst. Think of it along the lines of humans with certain kinds of acne. Like humans, some dogs just produce more oil in their skin, and there's not much to be done for it.
612551 tn?1450022175 happily Wilson has been willing to eat it every day for a couple of weeks. Another strange, to my experience for dogs, aspect of this dog is he get tired of a food and just refuses to eat it any more. We had used chicken broth to get him to eat the same-o-same-o and it worked, but now nothing chicken, seems chicken and beef are two (in most dog foods) protein sources that some dogs are allergic too - go figure. Wilson is estimated to be going on 9 years old.
675347 tn?1365460645 Many of us know about all the things that are dangerous for dogs at this time of year. But here's a quick reminder for anyone who is unsure. Remember we get very busy when we have parties, family visits, crazy busy kitchens! Counter-surfing dogs, tempted by wonderful smells, can easily get at something which may poison them, and turn a happy Christmas into an emergency vet visit -or worse, a tragedy.
18840190 tn?1468675333 It's very common for skin conditions to go hand in hand with other problems, such as allergies, endocrine (hormonal) disorders or immune-mediated disorders. If antibacterials did not work then it could be that it's something that is immune-mediated, and these types of conditions are often very difficult to get a handle on.
Avatar m tn So please get the diagnosis confirmed from a dermatologist. Sometimes the treatment of hives may have to be taken for 6 weeks also. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Avatar m tn Dogs can go for a good amount of time without food but not water so good that she is drinking. I have never read a specific time but we have all heard stories of dogs going weeks without food. Of course, they end up in poor condition. I am sure a lot depends on the overall health of the dog to begin with. What have you tried feeding her? You might try some boiled chicken (no skin) and rice a few smaller meals given a day.
Avatar n tn Mange really needs to be treated by a vet. It is not something that you can buy an over-the-counter treatment for at a pet store. Back in the "old days" circa 1990 when we rescued a chronic mange puppy, the only answer was dipping with mitaban dip. Started out every two weeks and gradually tapered for four years until his immune system could combat the mites. These days, I believe the preferred treatment is ivermectin, which is an oral remedy but still takes time.
Avatar f tn We have two dogs, a 3-year-old beagle-boxer mix and a 10-year-old rottweiler-chow-lab mix. Last summer they developed the same habit of chewing on themselves. The older one lost patches of hair on either flank, along the majority of his tail, and thinned hair in various spots on his legs. The younger one lost hair on his rump and around the base of his tail.
Avatar f tn I am very lucky because Dogs Trust will pay for any pre existing medical conditions so I have no worries there. She is on a course of treatment including Piriton and Malaseb baths. She has been responding very well to treatment regarding her skin and I can see a difference already since I first met her 2 weeks ago. Her fur appears to be growing back.
Avatar f tn The older pup for the first time ever got major flea issue. She has sensitive skin and nothing we have tried is getting rid of the fleas. The fleas are causing her red skin and they have caused herself a couple of sores as well. I have bathed her with flea shampoo, topical flea med and a powder that is suppose to kill them from the carpet. I have heard about the oral meds, but don't know if they work or how much they are.
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 There is no accurate skin or blood test for food allergy; the test and the treatment are the strict hypoallergenic diet trial for 6-8 weeks with no other treats or foods.
Avatar m tn Additionally, skin infections are often symptoms of an underlying disease, and in dogs with chronic diarrhea, food allergy is highly suspect, so you may want to talk to your veterinarian about starting a prescription hypoallergenic diet trial (unfortunaely, there are no accurate skin or blood tests for food allergy, the test and treatment are the hypoallergenic diet trial for 6-8 weeks with no other foods or treats).
Avatar m tn Hypothyroidism (decreased thyroid function) occurs naturally in dogs, and rarely in cats, usually after treatment for overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). There is some evidence to suggest that autoimmune hypothyroidism (about half of cases) may be related to vaccination. Hypothyroidism can cause the skin to become greasy, foul smelling, and in some cases itchy; the hair often becomes very thin and brittle, starting at the tail.