Skin treatment for dogs

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Avatar n tn Corn has been linked to many different problems within dogs including yeast infections to allergies. Corn is often difficult for dogs to digest and offers no nutritional value. We usually never recommend a dog food brand that contains corn. The second ingredient Chicken By-Product meal is also one we try and stay away from. Its hard to determine the quality of this ingredient. Chicken By-Products are usually lower quality parts of the chicken that are rejected for human consumption.
Avatar n tn that are made for dogs and insert a feminine napkin. These are used for incontinent dogs as well as females in heat. Try posting your question to Dr. Cheng on the Ask a Vet forum here at Med Help. She practices holistic Chinese medicine as well as western veterinary medicine, and I'm certain she'll have some great ideas for you.
Avatar f tn Benign cysts or tumors of the hair follicles such as epidermal inclusion cysts can sometimes cause multiple masses under the skin, but again usually occur in older dogs. Schnauzers in particular, are prone to Schnauzer comedo syndrome, in which the hair follicles on the midline of the back become distended with skin cells and oils, and then can sometimes become secondarily infected, causing crusts, hairloss and itch.
Avatar f tn Banfield said there is nothing more we can do for him. I changed his food to grain free he seemed to clear a bit with skin rashes (he had them bad). I was advised of this new vet so I started going to him, he's a great guy. Well he said your dog don't have mange he has a sever skin infection he put him on antibiotics and off he went. He cleared beautiful. About a couple months later he had suspected mange well he got it back. Vet started weekly injections of ivermetcian. 7 weeks he cleared.
6669309 tn?1462651742 medications are more expensive, they tend to take advantage price wise if for a dog I guess we use Glucosamine/Chondroitin for humans,it is very reasonable,we've given it to our dogs for years,looking at your picture I'd guess(?) your guy is around 50-60 pounds? The pills are a combination( in one pill)1,500 mg and 1,200 mg. I'd suggest you start him on two pills a day,one in the morning,one at night for the first 3 weeks then go down to one a day,this is how our vet told us to start years ago.
Avatar m tn Three year old Labrador developed skin allergies this Spring for the first time ever. We have changed food and everything she ingest with no relief. She has taken Benadryl ( 75 mg twice a day for a month ), then three Zyrtec a day for 3 to 4 weeks, now she is taking Claritin ( three a day ). No real relief. She took prednisone for two weeks while taking Zyrtec, and got complete relief.
4043517 tn?1374010173 I see them stopping, feeling something isn't quite right as they stare at each other. Well, you little bastards,something isn't quite right for you any longer. I am stopping your breeding program as of tonight and soon you are going to be on the run. Although I was expecting something awful to happen to me, perhaps instant flu, the war has started tamely enough with no ill effects. The shot was surprisingly easy after the dire warnings from my nurse contact that I needed in person schooling.
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 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. Because your dog seems to get so many cysts and your own vet has no apparent ideas, it might be a good idea to ask for a referral to a canine dermatologist. In the meantime, more regular shampooing with a medicated shampoo might help keep the follicles cleared out better.
Avatar m tn (a skin reaction to the suture material) He said so long as the skin didn't break on it, it would be OK, but occasionally with these reactions the skin does break, and then it needs treatment, and rarely, these things need further minor surgery to remove pieces of suture material which might be interfering with healing. This lasted a few days, and I had the vet check on it 3 times during that period. Eventually it went away of its own accord. But I would advise you to get this checked out.
741877 tn?1265953800 if he only needs prednisone occasionally, then treatment of allergic symptoms is fine, but if he needs prednisone often, then I would recommend talking to your veterinarian about referral to a veterinary dermatologist for allergy skin testing and desensitization injections, to identify and treat the cause of the itch and infection, rather than just treating symptoms with medications.
Avatar m tn Well, since you know who the dog is that helps. Do you know for sure that the skin was not broken? It sounds like if this person doesn't have receipts he probably doesn't vaccinate his dog regularly. If there was blood and the dog got saliva in the blood in your leg (if the skin was broken) you are at risk. But, you can call the police and have them make the guy monitor the dog for 10 days for symptoms and call the animal control about it. They will tell him the symptoms to look for in the dog.
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 m tn She also has a large lump on her left side above her leg which I have just assumed was a cyst. This has been there for a few months and appears to be getting smaller. Her energy levels are good and she seems fine other than this large lump that formed overnight. She sleeps out in the barn in deep hay as it is winter here. My first thought was the hay, did a piece of hay get in her eye. I have given her a Benadryl and am not sure what to do next? I appreciate any suggestions.
1748507 tn?1311701264 Well, it sounds like that breeder certainly should not be breeding and selling dogs, that's for sure~!!! I am very suspicious of an inherited immune problem. Dermatomyocitis comes to mind but symptoms don't all seem to be there. I suggest you go to the National Boxer Club of America home page and look up some of the posted health issues (I haven't checked, don't have time right now). There may also be a forum where you can ask questions.
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 Her symtoms include, increased thirst and urination, frequent bouts with urinary tract infections and some skin infections. Abnormal lab values have included increased Alk Phos, increased cholesterol, increased blood sugar and mildly elevated WBCs Her current course of treatment has been trilostane, starting out at a very low dose of 5mg/BID and closely checking her ACTH levels every 7 days (ACTH STIM TEST).
2186126 tn?1384961026 I now think by shrinking the tumor with this medicine, then managing the subsequent side effects of treatment is the superior approach for dogs under 14. Make sure to google/ research the heck out of Cushing as it is very complex, and you'll want to make sure your vet can refer you to a specialist as symptoms become more serious. Get second and third opinions, etc. Drs don't truly understand this illness very well at all, and tend to have varying opinions on treatments, etc.
Avatar f tn It is entirely possible, however, for humans to develop the high grade cancer and for dogs to develop the low grade cancer. I wouldn't be ready to give up or give in until any tests that would determine which type your dog has have been done. Please keep us up to date on how he is doing.
612551 tn?1450025775 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.
Avatar n tn They told me that the $6000 covered the treatment. I know they are sending me ten. Is it for the entire treatment another 44 weeks? I dont know but that sounds more reasonable.
748543 tn?1463449675 For the past few weeks I have been throwing around ideas as to the best way to respond to this matter. You see a recent article ( Feb.3 , 2009 NY times) titled "Best treatment for TMJ May be Nothing" nearly made me clench my jaw to pieces. While well written, I found that the author, Ms. Brody, relied heavily on out dated and narrow perspective supplied to her by a small group of dentists.
1916673 tn?1420236870 BUN levels can be reduced by restricting the intake of protein (hence the useful impact of renal specific dog food for chronic kidney failure dogs) and by increasing the intake of fluids (the administration of IV fluids is particularly effective). BUN levels can fall below normal, if something has damaged the liver and is preventing it from producing urea. Abnormal blood circulatory conditions that interfere with the movement of blood around the liver can have the same effect.
Avatar f tn Last April, she was diagnosed with ehrlichiosis and also had skin fungal infections. After almost a month of treatment, we had her blood tested again. Platelet count came back ok, although a bit high. Her ALT level was very high. According the vet, it could have been caused by the drugs she was on to fight ehrlichiosis. We waited another month to see if her liver function would normalize on its own. Another blood test was ran yesterday.
974371 tn?1424656729 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.
82861 tn?1333457511 If you have one dog, multiple dogs, small dogs or large dogs, or are just thinking about bringing a dog into your life, this forum is the place for you. There is no such thing as a stupid question here, and there are many experienced and knowledgeable members ready to help and discuss doggy business of all kinds. All posts are welcome whether they are about veterinary care, diet, behavior, grief and loss, or a simple sharing of fun experiences with your dogs.